Emergency meeting held over The Seven Tuns pub in Chedworth

The Seven Tuns is currently closed for business.

The Seven Tuns is currently closed for business.

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Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Brendan McFadden
Wilts and Glos Standard by , Reporter

CHEDWORTH residents concerned about the continued closure of their pub, The Seven Tuns, will be able to attend a public meeting to discuss its future at Chedworth Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday,March 13.

The pub closed last March after owner, the Wellington Pub Company was unable to agree terms with the tenant Mr Davenport-Jones, following Youngs Brewery, the previous lease holder, ending its lease.

Initially the locals persuaded the Village Hall to open its bar on certain evenings to fill the gap but the pub has since reopened twice with temporary managers, with the last one leaving abruptly in January 2014.

Since then,  the pub has been closed as no managers have been found to run it by management company Critereon Asset Management (CAM), which is looking after the pub until a new tenant is found.

Due to widespread concern, Mr Iain Robertson, the Parish Council’s IT expert formed the Friends of The Seven Tuns Facebook group and organised the public meeting to discuss the future of the Seven Tuns.

Possibilities to be considered at the meeting are for the community to purchase the freehold if it becomes available and support for a local businesswoman who is known to be putting together a business plan to reopen the pub.

The meeting will also look at options such as support for the pub if it does reopen and to raise awareness of the desire of the community to keep the Seven Tuns as a Pub and not to lose it as happened to Chedworth’s other pub the Wagon and Horses some years ago .

Last year, Chedworth Parish Council applied successfully to add The Seven Tuns to the Community Asset Register, which prevents its sale without residents'  being aware of the sale, and with an eye to residents’ being allowed to bid to own it.

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10:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

David Broad says...

The Village Hall Bar will be open from 7pm if you fancy a pint or a glass of wine beforehand
The Village Hall Bar will be open from 7pm if you fancy a pint or a glass of wine beforehand David Broad
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11:41am Thu 13 Mar 14

Alvin Sepert says...

The Seven Tuns Inn

When winter's gone and spring has sprung
Tis to the Cotswolds that we come
Not bustling Bourton or Broadway Twee
For Chedworth's where we long to be

Walk through the woods to Tunway lane.
Up Horses Ash coming back again
To Queen Street and the Seven Tuns Pub
Thereto partake of the finest Pub Grub.

Sitting down to Caire's fine fare
Gold sunlight on Jemma's hair
Alex pulls a foaming pint
And suddenly everything seems right

Locals clustering round the bar
Visitors from near and far
Handyman and city gent
Together in this establishment

Shepherd fresh in from his flock
Quaffing pints in his shepherds smock
Every man jack and his wife
Unchanging part of village life

But now the Seven Tuns doors have shut
And the whole Village has risen up
And formed “Friends of the Seven Tuns Group"
As part of Chedworth Village Facebook.

And to the Village Hall they’ll go
Thursday 13th that’s tomorrow
And loud will ring this bold refrain
“Give us back our Pub again”

Al.Sepert MMXIV

The Seven Tuns inn Version 12th Mar 2014

For Bespoke Poems for every occasion email al.sepert2@yahoo.com


Check out my Facebook profile Al Sepert..
The Seven Tuns Inn When winter's gone and spring has sprung Tis to the Cotswolds that we come Not bustling Bourton or Broadway Twee For Chedworth's where we long to be Walk through the woods to Tunway lane. Up Horses Ash coming back again To Queen Street and the Seven Tuns Pub Thereto partake of the finest Pub Grub. Sitting down to Caire's fine fare Gold sunlight on Jemma's hair Alex pulls a foaming pint And suddenly everything seems right Locals clustering round the bar Visitors from near and far Handyman and city gent Together in this establishment Shepherd fresh in from his flock Quaffing pints in his shepherds smock Every man jack and his wife Unchanging part of village life But now the Seven Tuns doors have shut And the whole Village has risen up And formed “Friends of the Seven Tuns Group" As part of Chedworth Village Facebook. And to the Village Hall they’ll go Thursday 13th that’s tomorrow And loud will ring this bold refrain “Give us back our Pub again” Al.Sepert MMXIV The Seven Tuns inn Version 12th Mar 2014 For Bespoke Poems for every occasion email al.sepert2@yahoo.com Check out my Facebook profile Al Sepert.. Alvin Sepert
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9:10am Fri 14 Mar 14

David Broad says...

Bit of advice for Geoff or Al or whoever you are.
You're no Pam Ayres.
Don't give up the day job.
.
Bit of advice for Geoff or Al or whoever you are. You're no Pam Ayres. Don't give up the day job. . David Broad
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9:12am Fri 14 Mar 14

David Broad says...

It was a Very well attended meeting, 115 people counted and the Hall bar did very well. Meeting resolved to support Claire Booth's bid to acquire the Tenancy of the Seven Tuns and to form a "Hard Copy" "Friends of the Seven Tuns" steering group. Big thanks to John Bearcroft, who first suggested a meeting, Iain Robertson for leading the discussion and forming the Friends Facebook group, Peter Seymour for arranging the flyer distribution and David Musgrave, for the suggestion of the informal meeting layout which worked very well. Also to Sheila Miles and Peter Heaps for doing the Bar.
It was a Very well attended meeting, 115 people counted and the Hall bar did very well. Meeting resolved to support Claire Booth's bid to acquire the Tenancy of the Seven Tuns and to form a "Hard Copy" "Friends of the Seven Tuns" steering group. Big thanks to John Bearcroft, who first suggested a meeting, Iain Robertson for leading the discussion and forming the Friends Facebook group, Peter Seymour for arranging the flyer distribution and David Musgrave, for the suggestion of the informal meeting layout which worked very well. Also to Sheila Miles and Peter Heaps for doing the Bar. David Broad
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