We have over 200 owners, many of whom live in the village, but some come from all over the world. We bought the pub from Punch Taverns in February 2014, raising the money via a share offer; we had just £200 in the bank at the end of that process! We had a superb response from villagers, who turned up bearing gardening tools, paintbrushes, ladders – and just mucked in; we opened in Easter 2014, with paint still drying in places!
We ran the place just as a drinks pub for a year, purely with volunteer labour, raising money to do the next stage of refurbishment, and open the kitchen.
In the spring of 2015 we employed our first staff to work alongside our volunteer teams. This has allowed us to offer a regular menu.
It’s not too late to join our community, either as a shareholder, volunteer, or as a committee member. Drop us an email via the contact page, or pop into the pub, and we’ll sort you out. New shareholders are immediately eligible to reclaim 30% of their investment back from the tax man, how good is that!
We look forward to welcoming you to our pub.