• Giving the Red Lion its roar back

    21st May 2013 | News | Claire
  • The driving force behind the campaign, John Loudoun, said:  “The meeting discussed the possible options that could arise out of the pub being put up for sale. These included concerns that given the owners, Punch Taverns, dire financial problems it could find itself without a buyer and the village could find itself with a pub that becomes another closed & unused property like so many that blight the landscape of many towns & villages these days.

    “At the other end of the spectrum there was real enthusiasm to ensure that a buyer was found who was willing to invest in the property & to invest in growing the business that could be generated by the pub. It was recognised that such a buyer could indeed be a single, or group of purchasers, who saw the pub as an exciting opportunity to give the Red Lion its roar back.”

    The group will now look into the Community Right to Buy initiative.

    The Save the Pub in the Village campaign group’s various online contacts are below:

    Blog: http://thepubinthevillage.blogspot.co.uk        Facebook: http://facebook.com/thepubin.thevillage
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)              Twitter: http://twitter.com/SaveTheRedLion