Buy a share in a fine Cumbrian pub – on Ebay!

Yes, you can buy a share in The Butcher’s Arms, Crosby Ravensworth on Ebay now!  Click here to see the listing .

Here is what the site says:

“Thank you for looking at our listing.

Please read on and find out more about the opportunity to own a piece of your very own pub.

We are selling shares in the Butcher’s Arms public house in Crosby Ravensworth. Each share has a value of £1500 and we need to sell over 200 to raise the funds to buy the pub outright. So far we have pledges, from the local community alone, for sale of 104 shares.

We need your help to raise the extra needed to keep the pub going, secure its future and enable it to expand into better things.

Residents have set up the Lyvennet Community Trust (LCT) as a way of getting all the ideas under one roof and helping community projects move forward. Please visit the LCT website, www.lyvennetcommunitytrust.org where you can find out more information about the trust’s ideas regarding the Butcher’s Arms and other community activities.

We only want your pledges at this stage. We need you email us on lct@crosbyraven.freeserve.co.uk and leave your contact details: name, telephone number and email address and we will contact you by return and give you all the information you need to go further.

Please help save our pub.

Over the years our community has seen a creeping wave of closures in the village. The village shop, the Sun Hotel, the Post Office and we almost lost St. Lawrence’s church “The Cathedral of Westmorland”. What will be next?

The LCT has explored other similar projects from around the country. The Hesket Newmarket model where the community formed a co-operative and bought and now run “The Old Crown” pub is an excellent example. There is little doubt that this approach has been extremely successful with the pub building a new restaurant and enlarging the kitchens with a resultant significant turnover increase. Without doubt one key element is that the community now owns this key village asset. It is our belief, and seems to be borne out by what is happening in Hesket Newmarket, that local ownership leads to good local support and increased interest and prospects for the future.

Ideas for expanding the pub include converting outside buildings into a micro brewery, which would provide local work as well as supplying beer to the pub and other pubs in the area. The Butcher’s Arms currently has very high percentage sales of real ales and it would be good to build on that.

The steps in order to purchase the pub:

· Set up a management Group

· Gather share pledges

· Carry out a commercial valuation and survey

· Seek grant funding

· Claim the pledged money and buy the pub

· Draw up tenancy documents

· Advertise and select tenants

· Open the pub

· When funds allow pay a dividend (The Old Crown paid 3% this year)

· Improve the pub and increase the range of services for the community.

· Make the “pub the hub” of the community

If you are interested in buying a share in our pub please contact us at: lct@crosbyraven.freeserve.co.uk

We must emphasise that by giving us your details all you are doing is showing an interest. No money will be asked for from you until we have obtained enough share pledges for the purchase to proceed. At that point you can finally decide if you wish to purchase a share (or possibly more than one).

Once the pub is re-opened you and your friends will be able to visit, and enjoy a pint in, YOUR PUB!

The Butcher’s Arms is in the small rural village of Crosby Ravensworth just to the East of the Lake District National Park. Crosby Ravensworth sits below Crosby Fell at the Southern end of the Lyvennet Valley. The river Lyvennet runs from its origins at Black Dub on Crosby Fell northwards through the small villages of Maulds Meaburn and King’s Meaburn before joining the River Eden on its journey to the coast at Carlisle.

Shap is within 4 miles with access onto the M6 at Junction 39 and the A6 which gives access to Penrith (15 miles) and Kendal (19 miles). The Butchers Arms lies at the centre of the village with views across the surrounding upland countryside.

Property details:

DESCRIPTION & ACCOMMODATION
the inn is built in local stone construction with rendered elevations pitched tiled roof and extension. The accommodation includes:-

GROUND FLOOR

ENTRANCE HALL;

LOUNGE BAR,
4.52m x 4.59 m with seating for around 20, stone fireplace with wood burning stove, timber bar servery with panelled front and leading through to;

DINING ROOM,
6.98m x 4.49m, with covers for around 30, timber beams and fireplace and passageway leading to toilets and beer garden/ smoking shelter;

LADIES AND GENTS TOILETS;

PUBLIC BAR,
9.13m max x 4.48m max, having fireplace with wood burning stove, timber bar servery, seating for around 32, pool table, darts board, flat screen TV and wall mounted CD player;

CATERING KITCHEN,
7.38m x 2.75m, with non slip floor, tiled walls stainless steel sink unit and fully equipped including stainless steel worktops, 6 ring gas range and oven, range of fridge/ freezers etc;

REAR PORCH:

INNER HALL,
with access to
BEER CELLAR;

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING;

LETTING BEDROOM 1,
twin with built in cupboard;

LETTING BEDROOM 2,
family room;

LETTING BEDROOM 3,
twin;

GUESTS BATHROOM ;

Private owners Accommodation

BEDROOM
3.83m x 3.62m;

LIVING/ DINING ROOM/ KITCHEN,
6.94m x 4.97m, with 2 Velux roof lights, timber floor and kitchen corner;

BATHROOM,
with corner spa bath, WC and wash hand basin;

OUTSIDE

Enclosed yard with a shelter providing a smoking solution, small beer garden, double garage and store room.

Once more, just a reminder.

If you are interested in buying a share in our pub please contact us at: lct@crosbyraven.freeserve.co.uk

We must emphasise that by giving us your details all you are doing is showing an interest. NO money will be asked for from you until we have obtained enough share pledges for the purchase to proceed. At that point you can finally decide if you wish to purchase a share (or possibly more than one).

To find out more about The Butcher’s Arms, Crosby and the surrounding area search Google or follow one of these links;-

www.visitcumbria.com/pen/crosbyravensworth.htm

www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=14913285

www.mauldy.supanet.com/crosby/crosby.htm

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby_Ravensworth

www.crosbyravensworth.cumbria.sch.uk/

www.morlandchurch.org.uk/crosbyravensworth/village.htm

www.thecumbriadirectory.com/Town_or_Village/location.php?url=crosby_ravensworth

www.eden-in-cumbria.co.uk/edenvalley.html

www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/7986239.Share_scheme_to_help_save_Eden_pub/

www.lyvennetvalleycommunity.org/

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Lyvennet

Thanks for looking and please tell your friends about us and our pub, they too may want to own a part of their very own pub.

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