An important aspect of the Black Buoy’s mission is to support the local community. Most of our staff are local people and we aim to use local suppliers for food, drinks and services. We take care to be good neighbours and will do our best to respond positively to any suggestions or issues that may arise in the vicinity of the pub.

We regularly host events in aid of local causes and organisations and we allocate an annual fund towards sponsorship.

Recent support includes the folowing organisations:

  • Wivenhoe Regatta
  • Robin Cancer Trust
  • Wivenhoe Cricket Club
  • Wivenhoe & Rowhedge Ferry Trust
  • Open Road
  • Marie Curie
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Wivenhoe May Fair
  • Colne Radio
  • Wivenhoe Corsairs Gig Rowing Club
  • St. Helena Hospice
  • Lennox Cancer Charity
  • Wivenhoe Mayor’s Charity
  • Essex Air Ambulance