Rose Hill Tavern to be Reinvented

Rose Hill Tavern currently closedWhile not quite in our neighbourhood, for many years the Rosehill Tavern was a popular pub used by many of the community. Over recent years the revamping of our more local locals and ongoing reinvention of London Road left the Rosehill, which is tucked away from frequent footfall, a bit behind. However it was always a boozer of character – so much so that the campaign to save it ensured it was designated as an Asset of Community Value. A crowdfunder by local campaigners just fell short of its target to buy the pub. However, now it looks like that value has been realised as it has been saved from conversion into flats.

Today’s local press report it has finally found buyers – who want to run it as a community arts centre. Given its location tucked into a residential area, there may be concerns about noise from activity – but its been a pub for many years – and was on the itinerary of the morris dancers – so hopefully the licensing process will manage any concerns. We look forward to seeing a newly revived Rose Hill soon.

Rose Hill Tavern – who wants to own a pub?

Entertainment and dancing in the Rose Hill Tavern
Once a thriving community hub – Rose Hill Tavern

Save the Rose Hill Tavern – a group of volunteers who care about saving this pub that dates back to 1870 – are seeking support.  They want to hear from anyone who is interested in helping the campaign to create a community pub. The campaign has already won recognition of the Rose Hill Tavern as a ‘Community Asset’ but to truly protect it support and funds are needed.  The campaign has the support of our MP Caroline Lucas.

The group are launching a crowdfunder in August – where you can pledge to purchase shares – a great opportunity for wanna be landlords or anyone who wants to invest in a community asset. Any one with fond memories of the Rose Hill’s halcyon days, missing the annual St George’s Day Morris dancing or who just likes the idea of being part owner of a pub, a community asset and local venue for local people is asked to contact the campaign. 

You can soon pledge to purchase shares in The Rose Hill Tavern Community Pub, or offer some time or skills to help the campaign. Find the  Rose Hill Tavern campaign here.

Have Your Say in the future of the Rose Hill Tavern

rosehill April 23 flyerWhat should we do with the  distinct green tiled building that is the Rose Hill Tavern is the subject of a meeting at 7.30 tonight, at Calvary Church, convened by Save the Rose Hill. It’s been designated an asset of community value, is up for sale and there is an opportunity to create a community pub in the area. Warren Carter of The Bevvy  will be speaking on how their community pub came about.

Rose Hill Tavern for sale

Rose Hill Tavern BrightonFollowing a campaign to  keep  the 144 year old  Rose Hill Tavern as a pub, planning permission to convert it into flats as been refused. Current owners have now put the pub back on the market. The pub has been listed as an asset of community value (ACV), meaning now it is up for sale, the community has six months to raise enough money to buy it and realise hopes of turning it into a community pub.