Raise a pint to new pop-up vil­lage pub

Weekly venue in Jordans to raise funds for store

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

“I ab­so­lutely

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.

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