SCPL is a Registered Society for the benefit of the community. Our objectives are clearly stated in our Governance Rules as:

Managing the assets and resources of the Society for the benefit of the community now and in the future.

Meeting our Objectives

  • We  negotiated a fair purchase price with the previous owner.
  • We raised finance via a Community Share Offer and vendor finance enabling us to buy the pub in January 2019.
  • We refurbished the pub with local volunteers and paid tradesmen, partially financed by additional local funding via interest free loans.
  • We have agreed a long term lease with a very experienced tenant team to run the pub, which re-opened in January 2020.
  • We own the property, and the tenants own and run the pub business.
  • We intend the Kings Arms to be More Than a Pub and we will work with the tenants to  create a true social hub in the heart of Stockland village which will welcome all members of the community and visitors to the area.
  • We will act as custodians of the Kings Arms, and ensure it remains in community ownership for future generations to enjoy.