Welcome To Beeston!
Work has been completed in the bar, restaurant and coffee shop areas and we are now open serving up some great ales, beers, coffee, food and more.
With your help, we've Saved the Ploughshare!
Beeston’s last remaining pub was under threat from redevelopment. The Ploughshare, which served locals for 400 years before its closure in 2016, was a staple of rural village life. Having brought the pub back from the brink of re-development into housing, Beeston Community Enterprises Ltd now looks to reopen the pub to the public.
Beeston Community Enterprises was formed by a group of villagers in 2016 to purchase the pub and run it for the benefit of the area. More than £150,000 has been raised towards buying the building, which dates back to 1620. Plans include reopening the bar and restaurant, opening a cafe and small shop and offering community services.
A combination of share offers, grants and loans, in addition to the initial £150,000 raised, enabled the purchase of the pub in late January 2019. Plans are now in place to refurbish the pub and make it the hub for our local community!
Although we have purchased the pub, we are still in the process of raising further funds for vital refurbishment works and working capital so that we have funds to keep the business running once open.