Kings Arms Inn, Stockland

lease signed, pub to re-open in january

On December 18th, exactly eleven months after purchasing the pub on behalf of the community, SCPL entered into a fifteen-year lease for the operation of the Kings Arms Inn with Bar & Good Food Limited, a new business owned by Ben Walker, Richard Benson and Tony Reps. 

The new team will spend the next few weeks preparing for opening which they expect to be mid-January.

Damian Clay, Chair of SCPL commented:

“We are delighted to have found such ambitious and skilful tenants who share our vision of what an incredible asset the pub can become once more.  We are very excited at the prospect of the pub reopening next month.  Our thanks go to all those who have contributed to the project so far and we look forward to sharing a drink with you very soon.   We wish our new tenants all the best for the next phase in the story of this historic inn.”

Bar & Good Food Limited added:

“You guys have had an incredible journey. The feedback from people we have spoken to has been nothing but positive and genuine. We look forward to welcoming everyone at our opening in mid-January and let the journey continue! Tony, Ben and Richard”.

thank you howdens Depot, ilminster

SCPL would like to thank all the staff and management of Howdens Depot, Ilminster, for the very generous donation of £218.44 to pay for a new hob and oven for the tenants  accomodation in the pub. Howdens manager Andy has been very supportive of our project, and we are very grateful to receive this generous gift from such a well know quality kitchen supplier and joinery business.

Brian Johnson, Vice Chair of SCPL, can be seen receiving the cheque from Howdens manager Andy here: https://scpl.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Howdens-Generous-Cheque-scaled.jpg

merry christmas

The SCPL Management Committee would like to wish all our shareholders and supporters a very merry and peaceful Christmas, and a happy New Year. Let the good times roll again in January!  

Stockland Community Pub Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit
Societies Act 2014 – No. 32191R
Registered Office: Shorms, Shore Bottom, Stockland, Honiton, Devon EX14 9DQ


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