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Newsletter December 2014

Merry Christmas!

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.

Newsletter No.9 - April 2012

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?

The pub is now fully operational with the bar, kitchen, tenant accommodation and three letting rooms complete. In order now to ensure that we have enough funds to operate and maintain the building and the Society we have left the books open for people to continue to become members.  We do not believe that this opportunity will remain open for long after which people will then go onto a waiting list of future society members.

Newsletter No.8 - January 2012

Happy New Year!

What a way to start the New Year, over a pint in the bar.  As most of you will know we were successful in our promise to re-open the Foresters Arms by Christmas, with the doors being opened and the first pints being pulled on Christmas Eve.

Since then many people have taken the opportunity to sample the friendly atmosphere created by Kimberley and Allan over a pint and admire the results of all our hard work, including the fully refurbished bar, snug and toilets…. and yes for the first time in living memory, “it’s even warm in the toilets!”.