Raise a pint to new pop-up village pub
Weekly venue in Jordans to raise funds for store
AFTER nearly a century of not having one, Jordans is to finally get its own village pub.
But this is a watering hole with a catch – it will be a ‘ Pop Up Pub’ and only open the first Friday of every month.
Starting on Friday October 2, opening hours will be from 7pm until 11pm and will be serving a range of drinks and snacks – with plans to work closely with Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.
And pub goers can enjoy some board games and cards to boot.
All proceeds will
go towards the village store, as the pub is the brainchild of the management there.
Chris Waymouth, vice chairman of the village store, said that when Jordans was founded by the Quakers at the turn of the century there were plans to build a village inn but unfortunately these were never carried through, and with the nearest pub in Seer Green, it is something the village needs.
“It’s going to be a monthly meeting point,” said Mr Waymouth. “A bit of fun without having to drive home.”
He added: “It’s actually created a bit of a buzz in the village. People are looking forward to it.”
He said: “It’s
a gathering place. There’s no sort of regular meeting point that anybody can drive into and get together with existing friends or meet new people.”
Pop-up retail spaces are fairly new business ventures – they are temporary shops which ‘pop up’ one day to then disappear another.
The idea behind them is to create an environment that can be uniquely tailored to the specific event or celebration, and are often cheaper than running a permanent place.
Mr Waymouth said he is looking forward to the opening day, as running a bar is something he has experience of.
love getting together like this,” he said, and added: “It’s good fun and I think it’s going to be a really popular event, particularly across the winter months.”
He said the reactions in the village have been very positive, and people think it’s a good idea.
He said: “We’ve had evenings with mulled wine at the shop, and a lot of people come in and say you should do this regularly so we know there’s an interest.”
A competition to name the pub ends on September 15, with the winner getting a free pint.
Submit your suggestions to jvlestateoffice@aol. com.