The option of community ownership of Pubs has taken off in the last 5 years as communities realise that Pubs that seemed to be non viable, can be brought to life again when the community takes ownership through individuals purchasing shares in the Pub.
What works: – Successful community pubs
Power to Change
PDF document – http://www.powertochange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Research-Report-5-Pubs-DIGITAL.pdf
This is a detailed report on the factors which make community owned enterprises succesful. It is a great report for Pubs that are moving closer to be owner by the community and help to understand the factors that make them successful.