Tuesday, 27 June 2017

‘Vital’ village pub could re-open

A VILLAGE pub could be saved if a deal with a local resident is successful, the Henley Standard can reveal.

Residents in Frieth had been demanding answers over the future of the Yew Tree pub and the site on which it sits.

About 50 residents staged a protest outside the pub, which is now closed, calling for it to be saved as a community facility. Many feared the site may be developed for housing.

But this week Terry Payne, a valuer, surveyor and estate agent at Currell, acting for the trustee, said an offer of £750,000 was currently on the table from a local resident.

“It now will be proceeding with a local party that hopes to retain the pub,” he added.

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