Happy New Year!
May we be the last to wish you and your families a Happy New Year. Under normal circumstances there would be no need for us to contact you at this time of the year as business normally ticks over with our pub as we all settle into January, with the only real thing on the horizon being the need for the male contingent to remember to book a table and rose for the valentines evening!
However, we have some significant news about something that has emerged last week that we need to share with you and therefore in writing this newsletter we also thought we would take the opportunity to bring you up to date with the position of our membership.
As we enter this month of Christmas cheer it is time again for us look back and give thanks to all of the hard work and support that everyone has given and continues to give our community pub. Four years has passed real quickly as it does not seem two minutes since we were all lobbying the National Parks authority to overturn the planning application to save the building, to then doing all of the renovation and to welcoming Alan and Kimberley and their family as landlords of our new venture.
So much water has now gone under the bridge, many happy memories, many good and some difficult times which we have all come through as a community and our dreams of a quintessentially English country pub we had all hoped for now goes from strength to strength.
Spring is here at last!!
After an appalling winter we are now seeing the fields filled with lambs and some sunshine between the April showers. The first two big annual events of the year,
Valentines Day and Mothers Day have brought brisk business to the pub and the
departure of the chef has seen Kimberley don her apron with some excellent culinary
The pub continues to serve the community perfectly well, as we envisaged and is in
We have not felt it necessary since the AGM to write to you as the management committee have simply been working behind the scenes doing normal things to manage our asset.
As we reach the end of the year it is now appropriate to bring you up to speed on what has happened during the rest of the year.
Starting with the fabric of the building, the issues that we had with the kitchen extractor fan flue have now been laid to rest with the pipework now painted the colour approved by the planning authority. We also want to pave the area outside the toilet to make access easier and to drain away surface water. This work needs planning permission and we have just received confirmation that the planning application we submitted has now been approved and therefore work can start in the New Year.
What lies beyond the opening!
First of all we would like to thank all of you, the supporters of the Coverdale Community Pub, for all of your generous help and support over the last year. We set out a year ago to rescue the Foresters Arms, secure it for us all for the future and create a quintessentially English country pub offering a warm welcome, good food and serving local beer. We think, through everyone’s hard work, that we have achieved what we set out to do. We should all be proud of what we have accomplished, a beautiful country pub, saved by the people, owned by the people and used by the people.
So what’s next you might ask?