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Famous 17th century community pub opens and auctions off the first pint pulled

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

On Monday 17 May, the Packhorse Community Pub will open its C17th century doors for the first time this year. This pub made UK history by being the biggest community buy-back, at £1 million, raised by a dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers and today boasts a wide-ranging clientele who are attacted as much by the original surroundings as the food and drink they serve. The story is well worth reading.

As part of the “Roadmap” back to post Covid-19 normality, this will be another milestone moment in the eccentric history of this pub.

To celebrate this re-opening, and to raise some money for two tremendous causes, we are organising an auction for the “First Drink Pulled/Poured”.

The auction will go live ten days before Monday 17 May – on Friday 07 May – on an Ebay page.

The link to this auction site will be added here – as of Friday 07 May.

The auction will close at 1200hrs on Monday 17 May – as the doors open.

Our two nominated charities (the auction money will be split between the two) are:

(1) Dorothy House Hospice – that provides such incredible end of life care; and

(2) The Mountain Way – that helps UK veterans suffering from PTSD.

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