Lyvennet Community Pub

Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd, Registered with the Financial Services Authority, An Industrial and Provident Society - Register № 31175R

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Community Survey

In order to gauge support for the proposal and to help to design services and facilities around the Butcher’s Arms that will be attractive and useful to the local community and visitors, a survey of residents was conducted in December 2010 with 88% of respondents stating they would use the pub and nearly half (46%) indicating they would use it every week. Altogether, 165 people from the households who completed the survey, committed to using the pub.

The survey also found that there was considerable interest in using the re-opened Butcher‟s Arms for meals, although this was tempered with a concern that the food offer must be of a sufficiently high quality. Over 80% of the respondents to the survey indicated that they would eat in the Butcher‟s Arms. There was also significant interest in take away food with 47 respondents (more than half of those that answered this question) saying that they would use a take away service and indicating an interest in special food nights.

Overall the survey provided powerful evidence in support of re-opening the Butcher’s Arms.

Future plans

The survey also focused on other potential services, which could be developed in the Butchers Arms to benefit the community and visitors. These services would be developed in conjunction with and to support other community assets: village halls and churches.

Following feedback from the community our architect carried out some preliminary re-design work aimed at providing additional and improved facilities in 3 phases.

1. Improved space utilisation to the ground floor – This was completed in 2011 as part of the initial refurbishment prior to  opening. The pub has dining covers for 46.

Photo: The bar from the dining area looking towards the community room

2. The addition of a shop area – Planning and grant support were both achieved for an extension to accommodate a shop however in October 2012 the current LCP Directors shelved the project following a review of needs and support.

3. The provision of en suite bathrooms upstairs and additional owners bedroom. The pub has the maximum potential to accommodate 6 residents. Following careful consideration with the current tenant and in consideration of existing community based b&b and self-catering accommodation the Directors agreed to progress alternative use of the space as follows:

- Conversion of the external store to the rear of the pub to provide dry storage for food, mixers, glass and catering equipment along with the provision of a walk-in cold store

- Installation of a fire escape from the half landing on the stairs with associated additional fire safety works.

- Utilisation of the two front facing bedrooms knocked into one space as additional dining accommodation. This would provide up to 20 additional covers and allow space for dining, gatherings and alternative meeting space.

The Directors continue to take a proactive approach in helping the tenants develop the business whilst carefully considering and balancing this with the needs of the community and shareholders.


The 3rd AGM was held on Saturday 5th July 2014 with 57 shareholders attending the meeting in Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall. Most attendees then went on to the Butchers Arms for one of Keith and Bev’s renowned buffets along with a few drinks.

Full details are available as follows:

·         AGM notice and Agenda

·         Biographies of nominees

·         AGM Presentation

·         Minutes AGM 2014

·         LCP Accounts to 31st Dec 2013

The LCP Ltd will be paying shareholders 3% interest (agreed at the AGM). To help the Directors and minimise costs, will shareholders please complete the following bank details sheet and return to our Secretary? This will allow payment of the interest by direct bank transfer

·         Bank Details proforma (pdf)

·         Bank Details proforma (Word)

AGM 2014

AGM 2016

The 2016 Butchers Arms AGM is Saturday the 2nd July at 5 pm. Please let me know if you are able to attend.

There will be a hot buffet & vegetarian option also, this will be served at 7 pm.

Please book direct with Carrie 01931-715500, Email

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AGM 2015

The 4th AGM was held on Saturday 4th July 2015 with 56 shareholders attending the meeting in Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall . Once again it was approved at the AGM that the  LCP Ltd would be paying shareholders a 3% interest payment.

AGM Notice and Agenda

Biographies of nominees

AGM Presentation

Minutes AGM 2015

LCP Accounts to 31st December 2014

Click here to view  information from AGM 2013

Click here to view  information from AGM 2012

AGM 2013

The 2nd AGM was held on Saturday 6th July 2013 with 67 shareholders attending the meeting in Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall. Most attendees then went on to the Butchers Arms for one of Keith and Bev’s renowned buffets along with a few drinks.

The full details are available as follows:

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AGM 2012

The 1st AGM was held on the Saturday the 1st September 2012 with 95 shareholders attending the meeting held in Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall.

The full details are available as follows:

AGM Notice + Agenda

AGM Newsletter

Biographies of Nominees

AGM Presentation

Minutes AGM 2012

LCP 2011 Accounts

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