Vacancy at the heart of a village community

02 June 2015
Vacancy at the heart of a village community


Herefordshire's first and only community-owned pub is looking for new tenants

In Easter 2012 the community of Dilwyn made a bit of local history when they collectively bought their village pub - the Crown Inn. Having previously taken over the local school, the community already had hands-on experience of community-ownership, and so perhaps it wasn't a surprise when the pub went on to be a success. Now, three years on, the current tenants, Gaynor & John , are looking to move on to pastures new - thus a rare opportunity presents itself for the right people. Do you want to run a community-owned pub? Well, now's your chance!

This represents an opportunity to be at the very heart of a real ‘can do' rural community. Peter Kyles, on behalf of the local community explains: "We are very pleased with the progress the pub has made to date and wish Gaynor & John well for the future. We are now looking for the right people to take the pub to the next level. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to become a key part of our village life."

The Crown is an attractive and substantial two-bar village pub with a garden, children play area and outbuildings to the rear. Located just off the pretty village green, in a reasonably populous area and just off a main ‘A' road, it isn't too far from either Hereford or Leominster. The Crown is also on the Black & White Village trail and therefore attracts many thirsty and hungry tourists.

The new tenants will be free of tie (thus they can buy the beer, drinks and other goods in the free trade) and the expectation is they will develop the food business alongside the pub's already healthy wet trade.

For more details, a chat and an application form please contact Mr Peter Kyles or text 07972682307.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on 26th June 2015<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

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