The Sunday Telegraph

Welsh community buys ‘precious’ local pub


Villagers have raised almost £500,000 to buy their local pub after it closed in 2017, with support coming in from all over the world.

The 200-year-old pub in Gwynedd, Wales, was described as “precious” by Wyn Roberts, a resident who helped set up the fundraiser.

The group of villagers sold £100 shares to allow them to take over the pub, according to the BBC. They have now raised over £460,000. The target of £400,000 was reached in six weeks

Support came from as far as New Zealand, Canada and Sweden.

“It was a good place for people to meet,” Mr Roberts told the BBC. “People have realised how precious that is.”

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