News

Meet the new chef

The third member of our talented tenant team is Richard Benson, who has been kept ‘under wraps’ until now. Richard owned and ran for 9 years the Millside Restaurant in Lyme Regis along with his wife Jess. That business has now been sold and Richard…

The Big Push

calling all volunteers! The lease is being drawn up, and we are fast approaching handover to our tenants! In order to get over the line, we need a big push from our volunteers over the next two weekends! 16th/17th November & 23rd/24th November Some of…

SCPL Announce Heads of Terms for Tenancy Agreed

We are pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with our preferred tenants on the Heads of Terms for an initial five-year commercial lease on the Kings Arms Inn, Stockland. The new tenants are a three-man team, Ben Walker, Tony Reps and a very…

SCPL wishes to thank Steve Knightley and Stockland’s other Asset of Community Value – Wendy!

Folk legend Steve Knightley performed a wonderful gig on 5th October in St Michaels and All Angels Church, for the benefit of SCPL and the rebirth of the Kings Arms Inn. It was good to see the church packed, and the acoustics of the place…

Tenant Found For Kings Arms Inn Stockland

As many readers will know, we have recently undertaken a series of interviews with prospective tenants. We have chosen our preferred team, and we are working with them towards a formal tenancy agreement. We are confident that this team will bring the Kings Arms back…

Another opportunity to get hands on at the Kings Arms!

Don’t worry, Nigel has done the heavy work, this is another chance for DIYers to get involved! Can you spare a few hours this weekend to help us out? There is more paint prep (cleaning/filling/sanding) to do, and of course more painting. We have topped…

Thank you to our Thatchers

The re-thatching work on the Kings Arms Inn is complete thanks to the hard work carried out by Master Thatcher Jason Duggan (above right) ably assisted by Simon Towler (above left). This proved to be a very difficult job due to historical issues which had…

Pub Sign Resurrected – Kings Arms Inn, Stockland

Earlier in August, Stockland’s  very own Three Amigos braved a wobbly tower to hoist the well loved and recently restored pub sign. From left to right they are Mike, John and Brian. (The worried looking chap at the bottom of the picture is Damian). It…

Behind the scenes at the Kings Arms Inn, Stockland

Those readers who regularly pass through the village will be aware of the activity around the pub as the rethatching progresses and other work is carried out. This week we take a peek behind the scenes and focus on a painstaking project carried out by…

rebirth of the pub sign

The old sign was in a very bad way before it was taken down and rescued by some of our volunteers. If you are wondering where it has got to, it is safely housed in the village where it has been lovingly restored by Alan…