Plough Ahead (aka Longparish Community Pub Ltd) is delighted and excited to announce that we have reached a deal to buy The Plough from its current owner so we can establish it as a community run pub and hub.
The project to bring the Plough back to Longparish will be run in conjunction with the Parish Council – which will become the legal owner of the pub. LCPL will then take on the long-term lease and sign a contract with the Parish Council to maintain and operate the Plough.
With our funds in place, it's we hope to exchange and complete by Christmas; refurbishment work will begin immediately after that. If all goes to plan, we aim to be open for business by next July.
With many of us now working from home, and social distancing having become so much part of our lives, we are aware of the increased demand for local hospitality venues – pubs like the Cricketers and the Plough. The impact of Covid has shown that local communities are now much more aware of the value of their pubs and there is an increased desire to support them.
So this is a fantastic opportunity for us to save, rebuild and help this lovely old pub flourish - alongside the Cricketers - in Longparish. By taking on this project we can restore a much-loved and extremely useful community asset for generations to come.
Keep checking back here to keep posted on what happens next!