Grindleton Community Pub Limited has today made an increased offer to purchase the Duke of York.

The improved offer is open for acceptance until 31st December 2019 and has been made in order to secure it before the winter weather causes any further deterioration.

We have made clear to the current owner, having taken specialist planning advice, that any change of use away from the current approved use to either residential or any other commercial use will require a new planning application. Ribble Valley Councillors and Officials and our newly elected MP have also been made aware of our revised offer and planning advice.

We have also made the owner aware that we have been encouraged by the strength of community support to acquire, refurbish and re-open the Duke of York as a Community Pub and Café, but recognise that we have a responsibility to our investors to ensure that we have a viable and sustainable business and as such the offer recognises that essential requirement.

The Grindleton Community Pub Steering Team would like to wish all our supporters and investors a very happy and enjoyable Christmas and thank you for your tremendous support over the past year.

Grindleton Community Pub Steering Team