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About Us

"By Beer Enthusiasts, for Beer Enthusiasts"

Recent History of Pub.

In 2010 there was an imminent danger of the pub closing and becoming a licensed Indian Restaurant, however after some quick negotiation by a group of customers, we were given the option of buying the lease and operating the pub.

A company "48 West Limited" was formed to pursue this possibility and on Monday 8th Feb 2010 the company signed forms to become the tenant of The Hope on a 20 year free of all tie lease from Punch Taverns. We have now bought the fixtures and fittings, stock etc from the current holding company that currently operates the pub.

We have made, and will continue to make, substantial investments in the building, the stock, the staff and generally the future.

48 West Limited has a restriction of 24% on the number of shares an individual can hold and we currently have approx 32 investors ensuring that this pub for the community has a healthy future.


See Video about The Hope Pub filmed by Pubs.Com. Video here


1881 London Tavern, Harwich Co Op society pub. See Ed Mayos Blog.

'The first co-operative pub - latest'