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By News Admin on 27 November 2012 15:48
The King's Head is now closed, unfortunately. There are still a few options being investigated, but the necessary roof repairs are an ongoing concern and a major obstacle to even temporary opening of the pub as a community venture.
David Crapper has undertaken to keep interested parties informed as to latest information - his number is 01748 886325, email davidcrapper@yahoo.co.uk. Please contact David for further details etc.
By News Admin on 24 October 2012 10:18
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...