Our Vision

A brief overview of our plans for the Napier:

COMMUNITY RUN

Our members run the pub
Membership scheme with rewards
Democratic process, regular meetings
Board of Directors
Management Group
Mix of paid staff and volunteers
Wide skill and knowledge base
Open source approach to information sharing

WELCOMING

Reopen the front door
Open all day
‘Velvet Rope’ Outdoor Area
Friendly, helpful staff
New, bold external signage and lighting
Eye catching external light show in evening
Signposting to the Napier around town
Redecorate Downstairs: Traditional Pub
Refit Upstairs: Alternative Venue

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Blackburn College
Young People’s Services & Youth Zone
Live music from local schools
Local businesses and nonprofits
Close ties to local authority
Partner up to improve local nighttime economy

SUSTAINABLE

Fully, pessimistically costed
Long term financial and operational planning

USE THE SPACE

Cellar: rehearsal rooms for bands
Interest groups upstairs weekday evenings
Shrink living space, use top floor

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

TV Area for live sport
Pub quiz, pub games, sports teams
Bring back the legendary jukebox
Under 18 ‘dry’ events

FOOD

Cheap, cheerful lunch & early evening menu
Unique, exclusive cuisine from Daniel Coletta

INNOVATIVE MARKETING

Street Team covering local events
Cutting edge website: streaming, virtual pub
24/7 multi-platform social media

LIVE MUSIC

Upstairs every Friday and Saturday night
DJs after bands until closing
Weeknight open mic