Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons

  • Sidbury Community Enterprises' community share offer launched to buy the Red Lion
  • Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons - Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP & The Reverend Susie Williams
  • Campaign's company - Sidbury Community Enterprises - has made an offer to buy the Red Lion
  • East Devon District Council has listed the Red Lion pub as an Asset of Community Value - a significant Campaign milestone

Monday, 19 May 2014

Final Week Of Share Offer!

We are now in the final week of the share offer. You still have the opportunity to invest in a future Red Lion business!

The vision for a future Red Lion business is accessible at – village/Feb2014VisionStatement.doc

To purchase shares download the share prospectus at –

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Still Time To Purchase Shares

As we move towards the final week of the community share offer a reminder that the share prospectus can be downloaded at -http:/
The share offer closes on 23 May and so cheques and completed share application forms should be sent in now.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Latest Pulmans View From Sidmouth Share Offer Open Day Report

This week’s local freebie newspaper Pulmans View from Sidmouth carries a report of the first share offer Open Day held on 28 April in a report on page 4 entitled “Residents respond to pub campaign appeal”.
You can read the article at -

Great Second Share Offer Open Day

Great interest has been shown in Sidbury Community Enterprises’ community share offer to purchase the Red Lion Inn in Sidbury. It has held two share offer Open Days in the past fortnight where around 150 people came along to Sidbury Village Hall to speak to campaigners about the share offer and their plans for a future Red Lion business.

On the second Open Day, held on 3 May, a number of residents brought along completed share offer application forms and presented supporting cheques. The interest in the share offer has clearly increased as a result of what residents have seen and heard at the Open Days.

At the Open Days residents were able to view not only the architect, Simon Spence’s latest plans to alter and upgrade the Red Lion, but also to see 3D computer generated drawings of how these proposals would alter the pub. In addition residents, who came not only from the village, but also from Sidford and Sidmouth, were able to see artist’s impressions of how the inside of the pub’s bar and restaurant areas would look like.

Commenting upon the success of the two Open Days, Sidbury Community Enterprises Chair Fred Burnett said – “We were greatly encouraged by the numbers of those who took the time to come and have a look at what Sidbury Community Enterprises is proposing to do to alter the Red Lion. The feedback was incredibly positive and we have taken way a few comments from those who attended as we think that they can enhance our proposals.”

Fred Burnett concluded- “I was surprised that some people came along with their cheque books and completed share application forms. One person even took away 6 application forms to share out amongst a group that they belong to.”

Prospective investors in the purchase of the Red Lion still have until 23 May to buy shares.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Second Open Day - 3 May

The second share offer Open Day is being held in Sidbury Village Hall this Saturday, 3 May. The Open Day is from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.
It is an opportunity to come along and have a look at the plans for altering and refurbishing the Red Lion. The architect who has been working on these plans for Sidbury Community Enterprises will be at the Open Day over the lunchtime. A computer generated drawing of how the pub might look is set out below.

Come along and have a look at the plans, ask about what sort of pub we want the Red Lion to be in the future and ask questions about the share offer.