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Hostelry’s new owners vow to keep it as a pub
3:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
THE NEW owners of the Farmer’s Arms in Wellington Heath say it is their “firm intention” to keep it open as a pub.
The announcement has been welcomed by villagers, some of whom feared the pub could be turned into something else when it emerged that the new owner was a Bromyard-based builder.
This week, new owners Jon and Jo Baker issued a statement to put those fears to rest, saying they hoped to reopen the pub “in the near future”.
The said: “Having purchased the Farmer’s Arms our intentions are solely for it to remain as a pub and believe it can once again be a thriving and viable business.
“Our first and foremost aim is to find suitable tenants and to get the Farmers Arm’s up and running with the hope to do further refurbishment in the fullness of time.
“Refurbishment work has already started.”
The news has been welcomed by villagers.
Coun Richard Hurley, chairman of Wellington Heath Parish Council said: “I’ve had a long conversation with Mr Baker and I think it’s marvellous that he wants to run it as a pub. The villagers are very happy.”
He said the hope now was that the pub will reopen again by Christmas.
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