When the 1930’s historic pub in Nunhead was on the verge of being turned into residential apartments, community members took a stand.
By raising enough money to buy the pub themselves, they saved the monumental pub that still has many of its original 1930’s historical features. In doing so, the Ivy House pub became the first cooperatively owned pub in London. They have an astounding membership number of 371 who all, regardless of their investment, have an equal vote in the pub’s future.
Since the pub is not tied to any supply agreement, they are able to serve a variety of ever changing draft beers and ciders. Go and check out their beer festival when you get the chance!