28/4/2017 – The Amended and Original Share Launch documentation and amended Share Application form are available on this webpage.

 Jan 26th 2017
The Sebastopol Inn Community Pub management team are currently undertaking a detailed business planning process with the aim of carrying out a Share Launch at the end of February 2017.
We have identified that we would like some more information to help us in this process.
Please find a link to The Sebastopol Inn Minting Community Pub Questionnaire that can be completed either electronically or hard copy (details can be found on the top of the questionnaire). We request that responses are made by 3 February 2017.
Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Sarah Smith (on behalf of the management committee)







The Sebastopol Inn, Minting Community Pub Limited

The Community Benefit Society ( name as above) has been registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
The registration date is 9 January and registration number is 7472.

The Management Committee is holding its first formal meeting on 16 January. This will be also attended by Ann Hindley from the Plunkett Foundation who will support the next stages of business planning and production of a share prospectus. The aim is to carry out a Share Launch by the end of February 2017.

Members of the Management Committee will attend a study visit to the Anglers Rest Community Pub at Bamford, facilitated by the Plunkett Foundation. This is being organised for the end of January/ early February 2017.


The Community Bid Team wants your views : please complete a Sebastopol Inn Community Pub? Expression of Interest survey or download a form below:

Create your own user feedback survey

You can download an  Expression of Interest form which can filled in and emailed   sebastopol-form-protect


Following our public meeting held on 17 November, thank you very much for your interest and enthusiasm. Please see below a summary of the responses we have received from the Expression of Interest Forms.
Although this is a really good start, can I ask you all to share the information with any friends and neighbours who were not able to attend the meeting and anyone else who you think may be interested. Expression of Interest forms are still available  here and I still have paper copies if required.
The Working Group will now hand over to the new Management Committee who will be provide a further update.
Sarah Smith (on behalf of the Sebastopol Inn Working Group)



Locals flocked to the Sebastopol Inn Community Pub Decision Meeting at Minting Village Hall last night.  Following excellent presentations from the Working Group, a director of the Hudswell Community Pub and a question and answer session, “Expressions of Interest” forms were handed out.  The same form can be downloaded from http://mintingandgautby.co.uk/sebastopol-inn-community-pub/ or a Survey Monkey form can be completed online from the same webpage.  For those who were unable to attend last night there is a drop-in session on Saturday 10:00 – 12:30 at Minting Village Hall.  Survey forms should be returned or filled in by Nov 25th, or sooner if possible.





Update 5/9/2016
Work has been progressing over the past few weeks with various meetings with relevant parties.  One change is that the initial research part of the project will now be done as part of the Minting, Gautby and District Heritage Society instead of the parish council.  More news expected in October.  The pub is, of course, now closed until further notice.
Update 9/8/2016 
A Working Party of the Parish Council has been formed and is being co-ordinated by Sarah Smith.  The group will be investigating the
possibility of a community pub project.  If you have any questions or would like to be involved, please contact Sarah Smith  at sarahmaryanne@aol.com
Update 13/7/2016
As promised at the meeting on June 27th, we are now holding a second meeting on Monday July 25th, at 7:30pm in Minting Village Hall.  This meeting is open to all whether or not you attended the first meeting and we would also welcome people with relevant skills (especially financial) to help in the investigation stages.  You are very welcome to attend the first part of the meeting even if you don’t want to be involved in the working party.
Since that first meeting, Sarah Smith has agreed to be the working party co-ordinator for the initial investigation stage of the process and so the second part of the meeting will involve setting up the group.
If you can’t make this meeting but would like to be kept informed please let the parish clerk know at parishclerk@mintingandgautby.co.uk
Update 28/6/2016
At an initial public meeting on June 27th, 2016, 26 people turned up to discuss the future of the Sebastopol Inn.  Joanna Heselwood, who was Chair of the earlier Community Bid of 5 years ago, answered questions about the current situation and previous business plan and ideas.  People at the meeting very mu20160627_193102_HDRch felt that they wanted a viable pub in the village which catered for locals and visitors alike. Everyone who attended gave their contact details and it was agreed that it would be a good idea to try to form a steering group as soon as possible, but that everyone wanted to go and think about what had been discussed.  It was agreed that there should be a second public meeting to move things on.
Below you will find a link to download a copy of the prospectus which was prepared for the bid 5 years ago and which will be helpful to read prior to coming to the next public meeting.
Sebastopol Draft Prospectus 3rd edition

Should you want to know more or get involved in the Steering Group, please email

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