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February 13, 2020

Three cheers to pub landlord Paul

THE OWNER of a pub in the Moorlands has been bestowed with a prestigious national title after impressing judges with the work he has done. Paul Collins, who runs The Roebuck in Forsbrook, was presented with the Star Pubs and Bars Newcomer of the Year Award at a recent ceremony at the Luton Hoo Hotel in Bedfordshire for his excellent work. “We didn't know we were going to win,” he told the Times and Echo, after his pub was shortlisted alongside four other drinking establishments.

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November 1, 2019

Large poppies on pub to remember the fallen

THE MANAGER of a village pub has pulled out all the stops to remember the fallen this autumn. Danni Molloy, who has run the Blacksmiths Arms in Kingsley for the past 18 months, has painted bright red poppies all over the Shawe Park Road establishment as a way to raise awareness about the forthcoming remembrance commemorations and also to raise money for this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as well as Help for Heroes. Danni told the Times & Echo: “I decided to do this as The Blacksmiths Arms is a very community orientated pub.

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August 1, 2019

Watering holes gain awards

TWO public houses have been recognised for being great real ale venues. The Uttoxeter and District branch of Campaign for Real Ale has recently dished out a number of awards – including one for a 'Rising Star' pub and another which has been named as Pub of the Season for the area. Chairman of the branch, Simon Ardron, said: “In CAMRA we are known for our support for real ale, but real ale needs to be served fresh and the best place for that is a pub, for that reason we also support and recognise the important role pubs play in serving real ale but also the community.

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April 11, 2019

Village pub purchased by community

A VILLAGE pub has been saved by a community group. The Shrewsbury Arms in Kingstone closed its doors in May last year and following public meetings held in the village hall in October the Kingstone Community Society was formed with the vision of establishing a community hub within the property. Since then, the society has been working hard to raise the funds needed to purchase the property which went under an auctioneer's hammer last Wednesday – April 3.

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February 7, 2019

Funds raised to save pub

A CAMPAIGN to raise funds to save a village pub for the community has been reached. The Kingstone Community Society, which has the vision of establishing a Community Hub in the village, has reached its £100,000 target of selling shares to try and save The Shrewsbury Arms which closed last summer. The Kingstone pub, locally known as the Shrew, closed its doors in May last year, and following two open meetings which were held in the village hall in October, where the community voted overwhelmingly to support the purchase of the pub, to be owned and run as a community asset and community hub; the Kingtsone Community Society was formed.

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May 23, 2018

Volunteers raise the bar

DETERMINED villagers were finally able to raise a glass in their community pub after a two-year project to re-open the Auctioneers Arms.

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May 9, 2018

Opportunity ‘Knocks’ as villagers raise toast to community venture

VILLAGERS are set to celebrate the re-opening of a popular pub.

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April 11, 2018

Village pub ready to reopen after winning late licence

AN HISTORIC pub is set to reopen as a village nightspot after it was granted a string of late licences.

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March 14, 2018

Popular pub to mark landmark milestone with weekend celebration

REVELLERS are to toast a popular Cheadle pub celebrating its 50th anniversary in the town.

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January 25, 2018

New twist in planning wrangle over Mobberley pub site

DEVELOPERS behind a residential scheme at a former pub near Cheadle could be sent back to the drawing board.

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January 11, 2018

Bramshall pub ordered to improve after damning hygiene report

A VILLAGE pub has been ordered to clean up its act following a damning report by food hygiene inspectors.

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