By David Bentley, licensee, the Old Bowling Green, Winster, Derbyshire
As a result of the 1989 Beer Orders, I was able to have my pick of pubs for sale in 1990 and fell in love with a 15th century hostelry in the centre of a small village, high in the hills of a national park.
A team of volunteers, including a local vicar, have pledged to help run the Brewers Arms pub in West Malvern, Worcestershire, after raising more than £400,000 to save their local, with the pub reopening despite having no permanent tenant in place.
This week's property round-up reveals Punch has ploughed more than £800k into its estate, as Fuller's acquires sites and KFC launches as a pub. The Alchemist and JD Wetherspoon look to open new sites in 2023.