Winchester

    Church hosts ‘Pop-up Pub’ for community without a pub!


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    Date
    6 Dec. 2018
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    While Woodgreen’s village pub is closed, the church opposite is popping-up to refresh the community, not just spiritually but with festive tipples sourced from local suppliers.

    Supported by their fantastic village shop and local breweries, the church is offering a licensed social space for locals to raise a glass together.

    Associate Priest in the Avon Valley Partnership, with particular oversight of Hale, Woodgreen and Breamore Churches, Nicky Davies said: “I am delighted that St Boniface Church in Woodgreen, full of our community Christmas trees, is able to host a pop-up pub! We are aware that our community have been lacking a social place to gather during the closure of our village pub The Horse and Groom. ”

    Nicky added: “Some people may think it is unusual for a church to become a pub but just think of the tradition of the monks brewing beer in medieval times. And at the heart of Christianity is the tradition of sharing bread and wine together.”

    The ‘Pub’ is calling itself the “Room at the Inn” and plans to be open on the following dates and times:

    Friday 14 December 2018 18.00 - 23.00

    Saturday 15 December 2018 11.30 - 14.30

    Friday 21 December 2018 18.00 - 23.00

    Saturday 22 December 2018 11.30 - 14.30

    Tuesday 25 December 2018 12.00 - 14.00 – Christmas Day!

    The Horse and Groom pub is currently being sold by its present owners and locals are putting together a bid to buy it for the community.