Contracts exchanged!

Contracts have been exchanged today for the community purchase of the Hare and Hounds. Completion is on Wednesday 6th September. Come along to the pop-up pub this Saturday to celebrate. We’re still searching for the right tenant, so spread the word that we’re looking. An autumn opening is the target. We’ll be doing some work on the building once we take possession, so please contact […]

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Fundraising campaign to purchase Hare and Hounds successful!

Sufficient funds have been raised to purchase the Hare and Hounds! We expect exchange of contracts to take place either in July or August, with completion in August or September, and we hope to open the pub sometime in September or October. A number of potential tenants have been interviewed and we now have preferred candidates, but we cannot sign a tenancy agreement until the […]

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Next pop-up pub – Friday 31st March

Next pop-up pub is on Friday 31st March, from 6pm to 11pm at the Harlton Village Hall. Fish and chips will be served from 6.30pm, and come along to sample beer from a local brewery. Bernard Lee (from Pub is the Hub) and his band will be performing.

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Purchase offer approved unanimously by pledgers at meeting

A proposed purchase offer for the Hare and Hounds was approved unanimously last night at a meeting of pledgers. The proposed offer had been agreed between between the Steering Group and the owner of the Hare and Hounds following negotiation. The formal offer will be presented to the owner this week. The community effort to purchase the Hare and Hounds now moves into the next phase. […]

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Menu for pop-up pub – Holy Schnitzels (Fri 24th Feb)

Holy Schnitzels’ delicious menu for the pop-up pub next week is available. Food will be served from 6.30pm. We’ll also have a firkin of Zulu Dawn from the local Lord Conrad’s Brewery.

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Upcoming pop-up pubs: Fri 20th Jan and Fri 24th Feb

We’re holding pop-up pub evenings on Friday 20th January and Friday 24th February, 6-11pm at the Harlton Village Hall. Keep checking the web site for forthcoming news on food and entertainment. Send any ideas you have for the pop-up pubs to steering-group@helpthehareandhounds.org.

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Update: continued fundraising

We need to raise more money to support a community purchase of the Hare and Hounds. With wonderful community support, we raised over £300k last year. However, our initial purchase bid was rejected by the owner. We have agreed with the owner a short time period in which to raise further funds in order to increase the offer to an acceptable level. Therefore, we are […]

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Raised over £300k and submitted a purchase offer

We have raised over £300k in pledges to purchase the Hare and Hounds and to re-open it as a community pub. At a meeting on 5th December 2016 for those who had pledged, there was unanimous agreement that the Steering Group should proceed with making a purchase offer and enter negotiations with the owner of the Hare and Hounds. It was also agreed that the […]

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Second pop-up pub a success

The second pop-up pub was held on Friday 9th December and was a great success with a good turn out, music, games and food from Provenance Kitchen. Stay tuned for dates for the next pop-up pub in January, and send in any suggestions for what you’d like to see at the next event.

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Village meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 5th December in Harlton Village Hall

A meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 5th December in Harlton Village Hall. At this meeting, we shall be seeking approval from our pledgers for the bid we plan to submit on Tuesday 6th December. Everyone is welcome to the meeting on the 5th December, so please come along and hear all the latest information: the current state of pledging and other fund-raising; […]

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