Campaign News & ACVs

What’s Brewing – online

For those who haven’t seen it, Jackie Parker (CAMRA Communications Director) has recently issued this statement:

We have been working on a new What’s Brewing news website, and I am pleased to announce its launch.
The website can be found at and is currently open to both members and non-members. It is also our intention, as we add to the site, to restrict the majority of content to members only.
The website will enhance the current digital alternative to What’s Brewing, which includes the PDF and “Flippable” version of the newspaper. With the launch of this improved news website, we will have the space and ability to feature more news from across the Campaign and the country.
We are confident this improved web service will encourage more members to opt out of receiving the printed copy of What’s Brewing, which in turn will save the Campaign money, which can be diverted to our Campaigning and other activities. If you would like to opt out of receiving a printed copy of What’s Brewing please contact Lauren Archell 

Assets of Community Value (ACV)

Below is a list of successful nominations to Shropshire Council for pubs to be registered as Assets of Community Value with a potential for a Community Right to Bid.

An  ACV is land or property of importance to a local community which is subject to additional protection from development. Voluntary and community organisations can nominate an asset to be included on their local authority’s register of asset of community value.

The owner of an asset of community value must inform the local authority if they wish to sell the asset. If a group wants to buy the asset, they can trigger a moratorium for six months, to give them a chance to raise the money to purchase the asset. The owner does not have to sell to a community group. The asset of community value listing only improves the chances of community groups being able to purchase by providing more time to raise funds. It does not require the owner to sell at a discount.

(current total of 37, list as of 19/7/2018)

22/03/2018 The Barley Mow, Chapel Lane, Trefonen, nr Oswestry, SY10 9DX

07/03/2018 Bayston Hill The Beeches Public House, Lythwood Road, Bayston
Hill, SY3 0NT

12/09/2017 The Dog & Pheasant, Severn Street, Castlefields, Shrewsbury SY1

17/08/2017 The Inn at Grinshill, Main Street Grinshill, nr Shrewsbury SY4 3BW

31/07/2017 White Lion Public House, Church Lane, Ash Magna, Near
Whitchurch, SY13 4DR                                                                                                                                Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Aug 2017)

26/06/2017 The Greyhound, Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AJ
Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Apr 2018)

26/06/2017 The Red Barn, Longden Road Shrewsbury SY3 7HS

28/04/2017 The Heathgates, Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4DW

11/04/2017 The Anchor Inn, 7 Pepper Street, Whitchurch SY13 1BG                                                     Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (May 2017)

12/12/2016 The White Horse Inn, Castle Pulverbatch, nr Shrewsbury SY5 8DS                                              Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Dec 2016)

11/07/2016 The Compasses Inn, 29 Hereford Road, Bayston Hill Shrewsbury

06/06/2016 The Belvidere Pub, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury

08/03/16 The Kangaroo Inn, Clun Road, Aston on Clun

27/01/16 The Lodge, Vicarage Road, Weston Rhyn       See Press Report

05/01/16 The Crown & Sceptre Public House, Minsterley

15/12/15 The Elephant & Castle, Drayton Road, Shawbury

06/11/15 The Three Fishes, Hereford Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury

03/11/15 The Saddlers, Whitcecroft Road, Shrewsbury

27/10/15 The White Lion, Castle Street, Whittington

23/10/15 Ye Olde White Lion, Oakhurst Road, Oswestry

29/09/15 The Bell Inn, Church Street, Oswestry

29/07/15 The Royal Oak, Treflach

24/07/15 Inn on the Green, Bank Farm Road, Radbrook, Shrewsbury SY3 6DU

22/07/15 The Castle Tavern (now The Bailey Head), Bailey Head, Oswestry SY11 1PZ

07/04/15 Horse and Jockey Public House, Northwood Wem
Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Oct 2017)
Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Apr 2016)

31/03/15 Charles Darwin Public House, Sutton Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6HN

25/03/15 Cross Guns Inn, Pant, SY10 9QR

20/03/15 The Sun Inn, Welshampton, Ellesmere SY12 0PH

04/03/15 Halfway House Inn & Seven Stars Inn, Welshpool Road, Halfway House, Shrewsbury SY5 9DG

03/12/14 Lea Cross Tavern, Lea Cross, Shrewsbury

07/11/14 The Cock Inn, Main Road, Hanwood, SY5 8LJ                                                                                                   Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Dec 2016)

25/07/14 Anchor Inn Gloucester Road, Harlescott Grange Shrewsbury SY1 3PR
Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Jul 2018)

03/07/14 The Fox Inn, Ryton, Dorrington nr Shrewsbury SY5 7LS

19/06/2014 The Cross Keys Inn, Kinnerley nr Oswestry, SY10 8DB                                                     09/11/2015 remove from list – sold to developer during protected period

21/05/14 Hare and Hounds Public house, Withington, Shrewsbury SY4 4PY

05/03/14 The Golden Lion, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2AA
Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Oct 2017)

25/02/14 The Red Lion, Myddle, Shropshire SY4 3RP

02/12/13 The Crown Inn, Newcastle, Craven Arms, Shropshire. SY7 8QL

05/11/2013 Penrhos Arms, Station Road, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DA                                                             14/05/2014 Removal from list – Pub demolished


The Cross Keys at Kinnerley now has a Community Society who, having listed the pub as an Asset of Community Value with the local authority, have protected the pub from developers.  They held an Open Day to display the plans for the refurbishment of the building in the Village Hall in Kinnerley on Thursday February 25th 2016.

Cross Keys Kinnerley   Their Facebook page is here.

Their Twitter feed can be accessed  @cross_keys


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