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King's Head, Gunnerside, is closing!

Oct 24

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24 October 2012 10:18  RssIcon

A tremendous blow to the upper Swaledale community, the King's Head in Gunnerside will be closing on 6th November. As can be imagined, this will be a huge disappointment to locals and visitors alike; current leaseholders, Paddy and Paula, have been instrumental in changing the fortunes of this lively local pub since they took over a couple of years ago. There have been many, many glowing reports of the friendly welcome, the great freshly-cooked food, the lovely Dales atmosphere, not to mention the high-profile attention given to the unique doggy beer and menu!
There is general talk of creating a community pub, although this is complicated by the building requiring some repairs and renovation. What is needed is a community leader to spearhead the campaign to make the King's Head into a community pub, as has been successfully done at Hudswell. Is there any interested, resourceful person who might be prepared to take this task on?  It is not only locals who will be devastated by the loss of this pub, but also the many visitors to our area; might they be persuaded to join the campaign?
If anyone is interested in more details, please feel free to contact me, Judith Dower, 01748 886366, and I'll endeavour to pass you on to relevant parties.