The contracts on The Greys were completed on Wednesday 18th 2018 and so the sale has been finalised to the new owners. Enterprise were convinced to sell to us rather than a higher bidder, it was only contractual issues that prevented it happening. Out of 4 pubs recently sold by Enterprise in the local area, this is the only one not sold to developers. Thanks you so much for your passion for supporting a great pub, community spaces, live music and great beer. Keith farmer, Chair, Friends of The Greys.
Over the past seven years this extremely popular local has seen multiple changes of management and the vast Ei Group Ltd. that owns it has finally concluded that the pub no longer fits with their corporate business model. We at last have a terrific opportunity to save this wonderful place for the future, or loose it forever.
The Save the Greys campaign was formed to buy The Greys for the people that will use it. The site has been granted Asset of Community Value status by the Council and shares in the Community Benefit Society have been on sale since 2nd December. SITR tax break of 30% was agreed by HMRC on 31st January:- Save The Greys!
Our vision is to reinvent The Greys as a social enterprise owned and run by the residents of Hanover and the wider public of Brighton and beyond. We aim to additionally provide a daytime resource for community groups, offering space for creativity, learning, support and wellbeing initiatives run by, and for, residents.
We will be free to focus on providing great local real ales and a wide range of craft beers, including Belgium beers of all styles, and energising the on-going Greys tradition of international live music. Any surplus profits will go to shareholders and be ploughed back into local community causes.