On December 2014 Roger and Hazel finally served their last meal and pint at the Duke of Marlborough in Somersham. Owing to their retirement, this lovely and successful pub has now closed its doors. Let's hope it's not for the last time!
The working party group is currently shaping up a questionnaire to be distributed to the residents of Somersham and the surrounding villages to see what kind of support there is for a community run pub, what it should be like, and how many people would like to take the opportunity to buy shares. Other work underway is to organise a valuation, erect a new dedicated noticeboard by the village shop, start applying for funding and setting up the community organisation that will take on ownership of the pub.
Challenging but exciting times ahead in 2015! Can you help? Get in touch!