Author: Michelle Perrett

Pub is The Hub to support Welsh pubs to offer new essential services after being awarded new £25K grant 

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Pub is The Hub will be supporting diversification projects for Welsh pubs after receiving a grant of £25,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Pub is The Hub is a not-for-profit organisation which offers independent specialist advice to publicans on rural services diversification so they can…

Grocery store and coffee shop opens at Nottinghamshire pub to help Granby community

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A new grocery store and coffee shop at the Marquis of Granby in Granby, Nottinghamshire, is proving a popular lifeline for local residents. The pub is owned by wife and husband team Sara Barton and Sean McArdle, who also run the Brewster’s Brewery at Grantham,…

Suffolk pub opens village store, café and new community seating space to support local residents

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The Queen in Brandeston, Suffolk has opened a village store, café and new community seating area to help local residents. The pub, which is run by publican Caroline Aitchison, with her daughter Harriet and son Alexander, opened a village shop during the first Covid-19 lockdown and…

Herefordshire publican reopens village store as a lifeline to local residents after it was destroyed by flooding

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Publican Adrian Shaw of the New Harp Inn in Hoarwithy, near Hereford, has reopened the pub’s village store to support local residents and tourists, after it was previously destroyed by flooding. The store, which provides part-time employment for two people, was severely damaged by Storm…