The Ring O'Bells had been a hub in our local community for over 170 years until it closed in 2012.
It stands in the little village of Prixford, North Devon next to Guineaford and Kings Heanton in the Parish of Marwood a few miles north of Barnstaple.
Last summer a group of locals formed the Ring O'Bells Campaign with the ambition to acquire and reopen the Ring O'Bells as a Community Business.
Its been a busy time for us recently with joining the Plunkett Foundation, Registering as a Community Benefit Society, producing a Business Plan and more.
For an update on what's been going on and what we're planning see our status report
Community Owned Pubs Work!
The Plunkett Foundation has been supporting Community activities for over 100 years, and has been actively involved in many Community Owned Pubs and Shops.
In the period from 2004 to 2019, Plunkett has monitored 95 Community owned Pubs all of which are still operating, which is an amazing 100% success rate at a time when conventionally owned Pubs have been failing at an unprecedented rate.
The Ring O'Bells Campaign is a member of the Plunkett Foundation and has adopted their model rules as a Community Benefit Society.
For more information on Community Benefit Societies and a copy of our Rules click here
For more information about the Plunkett Foundation click here
For case studies of successful Community Owned Pubs click here
Our Valentines Open Mike Night Pop up Pub attracted some great musicians, a big thank you to all of you for making it such a memorable evening!