Earl of Derby, Final Furlong, The Fort, Rose and Crown, The Colleen Bawn all disappeared in the last 20 years...shame if the Grange went the same way..just along grange road, and the blue.... probably more than I can remember...
Unfortunately I'd not be able to contribute cash but I'd love to get involved - have experience working in real ale pubs, a lot of knowledge and contacts and am looking to start a microbrewery with some new brewing ideas...keep us updated!
Hi all. An update on The Grange. Negotiations for its sale are in an advanced stage and I expect an announcement soon. I met with Enterprise Inn's agents and the prospective buyer last Tuesday.
Unfortunately Utd St. Saviours Charity were not in a position to move - purely down to timing as far as I can see. However, the prospective buyer is determined to spend some money on it and shares our vision for the pub.
The agent gave me the distinct impression that having the pub listed as an asset of community value made them change their minds from selling it with vacant possession to selling it as a going concern - probably representing a £200K difference in price (I'm guessing at the numbers).
@Damian O'Brein that is exciting news and hopefully will all go through. Can you give any further indication as to what the prospective buyer's vision is?
Interestingly though I've also been in touch with United St Saviours yesterday and they said they would make a decision next week. You probably know more than I what's going on behind the scenes with them, but if the upshot of it all is that it stays a pub then great.
Bummed I can't move fast enough to raise the cash to compete but really pleased there is so much local passion to keep it in the community. As you can see from the responses in this thread there are a lot of locals who would like to be involved, me included!
We've been a couple of times & think it's a really lovey addition to the area. The food we had was all really nice & Matt, the owner, really welcoming. I haven't been in the garden at the back yet but they have a built in bar, heaters & a pizza oven so might try that at the weekend. Like anywhere, it won't be for everyone, but all our neighbours who we went with loved it.