Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Yet another good local example of local people making an effort to keep village and community life going is the group of residents who took over the running of their local village pub. The hard work of residents who took over the 17th century Angel Inn, Grosmont have been recognised as the pub has been included in the Good Beer Guide. The Angel, which was literally the last pub in the village, was threatened with closure, until six local residents raised £250,000 to buy it and prevent its closure. The good news is that the 2011 Good Beer Guide, which has been published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) said the pub was of historic importance. It was one of seven community-run pubs singled out for special mention by CAMRA, which expressed concern that 39 pubs were closing every week in the UK.Well done!

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