Queens Arms, Breage, Cornwall

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Neil Barku and Jodie Phillips have been licensees at The Queens Arms for nearly two years. The grounds on the site are extensive – there is a car park and fenced off play area for younger customers, also five berths with electric plug-in points for caravans, plus a small field which can be utilised for local village events.

Historically, there were 6 allotments on the site, which sadly fell into disuse when the Council could not afford their upkeep.

Project Summary:

Neil and Jodie were keen to re-establish the allotments, providing tools and a shed. The allotments would then be let out for a nominal fee of £1 per annum, with the proviso that 10% of the produce grown is donated back to the pub.  This will then appear on the pub menu.  A monthly market will also be held

Outcomes so far:

  • The local school has taken one of the allotments and volunteers are helping to get the rest into shape.
  • The first market was held on 22nd July 2017.
  • It is expected that all the allotments will be up and running in time for the next planting season.

Lessons to Learn

  • A project doesn’t have to cost a great deal to have a big impact.
  • A great example of an imaginative project, which is benefiting the community


Total Project Costs 3700.00
Contribution from Licensee 700.00
CSF Grant (if applicable) 3000.00


For more information telephone 01423 546165 or email enquiries@pubisthehub.org.uk