May 24, 2016
A pub saved with the help of FindMyPub.com
The results were beyond our wildest expectations ...
"A pub saved with the help of FindMyPub.com
I chair a volunteer group who were trying to save our village pub, The Royal Oak in Great Wishford, Wiltshire. The freeholder had had no success in finding a new landlord and his proposed lease terms meant we couldn't take it on as a community venture.
When we publicised our efforts, we had extensive media coverage which led to many offers of advice and help. One expert mentioned FindMyPub.com. When I contacted the site, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we chose to promote the pub with the site.
The results were beyond our wildest expectations - over a dozen serious enquirers came forward. We chose to support one particular couple who have now signed an 11-year lease with the freeholder. The couple are now going flat out and completely renovating The Royal Oak with substantial financial support from the village and, so far, over 400 hours of free labour.
FindMyPub is a great site run by great people."
Tom Brannan: The Royal Oak. May 2016