We did it!

We’re delighted to announce that after two years and a lot of hard work, today we successfully purchased The Prince of Wales Inn in Newtown St Martin.

The group, which began its efforts in June 2020 after the pub closed due to lockdown has recently completed purchase of the pub. The group raised around £500,000 to secure the business thanks to support from shareholders and funders including The Plunkett Foundation and the Government’s levelling up scheme the Community Ownership Fund.

“We are so grateful to all the shareholders and our funders as well as members of our local community who have offered support, both financial and otherwise.,” says Chair of the group Katie Nightingale. “We have all had a challenging journey but we are a strong community and I would also like to thank the committee, being Viki and Adam Carpenter and Mark Gittins who have worked so incredibly hard through this process. We’re also grateful to Sarah Doolin who put in so much work and to the Briants the former owners.

We’re looking forward to opening our doors very soon and are excited to really bring this pub alive to restore it to the heart of our local community.”

The opening party takes place from 5pm, Friday 11th November at The Prince of Wales, Newtown St Martin. Early birds can enjoy the first drink for free and there will also be a buffet.

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