Royal Standard, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall

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Gwinear lies two miles east of Hayle, in Penwith. The village is situated on a hill with magnificent views over the Angarrack valley.

The Royal Standard is run by licensees, Wayne and Nicola Berry, who lease the pub from a private landowner.

The pub already boasts a huge pub teams following from local residents with two football teams, two pool teams, five darts teams and a Euchre (Cornish card game) team so it seemed only fitting to devote some time and space to children.

Soon after they arrived, the Berrys realised that there was little for the local children to do and no playground facilities in the village so decided to utilise their huge pub garden with an adventure-style playground.

With support from Pub is The Hub and local advisor, Reg Clarke, the Berrys have managed to realise their idea with a £1,500 grant from the Community Services Fund to create an adventure assault course play area with a bark floor.

Regular users of the playground will include the local Busy Bodies playgroup (pictured) as well as children who live in Gwinear and customers’ children. Wayne Berry is keen to ensure that the Royal Standard and its wonderful garden are available to everyone. The Berrys have two children so know that they need lots of fresh air and activity in a safe and controlled environment.

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