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The Ivy House

Local people in Nunhead, South London used the Right to Bid to help save their local pub, the Ivy House.

The pub was listed by Southwark Council as an asset of community value – the first pub in England to be listed.

This meant that when the pub was put on the market, with a plan to turn it into flats, it gave the local community a period of six months to try and raise the money before it could be sold on the open market

Save the Ivy House – campaigners tell the story

The Ivy House reopened in August 2013 and is now London’s first community-owned pub, with a growing reputation as one of London’s best real ale and craft beer pubs.