Agreement subject to contract

The Parish Council have been working with Longparish Community Pub Ltd (formerly Plough Ahead) to agree terms for the purchase of The Plough as a community hub and pub. The Parish Council has approval for a £300,000 loan from the PWLB for this purpose, and LCPL are contributing the balance of funds.

We are delighted to confirm that the vendor has now accepted our offer, subject to contract. We are now consulting professional advisers in preparation for exchange of contracts, and if all goes well we hope to complete the purchase by Christmas. Refurbishment work will begin immediately after that and if all goes to plan, we aim to be open for business by next July. 

COVID-19 has made communities more aware of the value of their local pubs and there is an increased desire to support them. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to save, rebuild and help this lovely old pub flourish - alongside the Cricketers – as a community asset for generations to come.