Once again the Antwerp Arms is hitting the headlines. You can read the full article in the Tottenham Community Press, September edition.
“I was at a party in East London and over heard someone raving about this amazing community pub in Tottenham I immediately honed in and joined in saying I knew Ashleigh and that I agreed that the Antwerp Arms is indeed wonderful – word my friends has spread to the East!!!”
It’s been along hard battle but we are finally in!
History in the making! North London’s First Community Pub!
The Antwerp Arms Association are delighted to be able to announce, that after almost 2 years of negotiating, organising and fundraising, the freehold purchase of the Antwerp Arms Public House, has been completed today.
The Antwerp Arms Association will take over soon after 15 April 2015 when the current landlord, Justin, leaves for pastures new.
We have had amazing support from all of our shareholders and the community. Thank you so much.
We look forward to raising a glass or two with all of you, at the ‘Annie’, our community hub.
More news to follow soon!
WE HAVE FINALLY EXCHANGED CONTRACTS and will complete the purchase of the ‘Annie’ at the end of March.
Family history search leads to The Antwerp Arms
We had a Facebook message recently from Joe McIntyre who has been researching his family tree and discovered that his Great Grandparents Joseph Michael O’Brian and Louise Mary O’Brian owned and run the Annie from sometime before 1910 to 1940.
There is actually some framed information about the O’Brian family hang on the wall at the back of the pub. I went to meet Joe and his Mum at the pub and we had a lovely couple of hours piecing it all together.
We have raised our minimum target, and the share issue will go ahead.
We have extended the offer for another two weeks to allow more people to join in.
We are now going ahead to negotiate a price with the vendor of the freehold.
Tottenham Hotspur have pledged their support to the Antwerp Arms to save this local pub for supporters!
“As a Club with strong ties to its local community and fanbase, we recognise the important role that the Antwerp Arms plays in terms of providing a popular meeting place for supporters on a matchday, as well as being part of the area’s heritage,”
The Club said in an official statement, adding
“The Club, along with our Supporters Trust, is therefore delighted to have shown its support for the Antwerp Arms Association.”
Spurs hero is an Antwerp Arms shareholder
We were left star struck when Spurs legend Gary Mabbutt came down to the Annie to lend his support to the cause!
He patiently signed all our remaining T-Shirts, pulled pints, had a broad smile for everyone, cracked some jokes and took his time to find out all about Save Our Pub. What a trooper! What a man!