EXELBY GREEN DRAGON COMMUNITY PUB LTD
After two and a half years of negotiating, the Exelby community came together and achieved the purchase of the pub in October 2018. This was made possible with individuals purchasing shares together with a grant and a loan.
Immediately following the purchase a renovation programme started which is still ongoing! When complete the program will see a fully renovated bar and dining area, brand new toilets, refitted kitchen, creation of a shop/cafe and finally B&B accommodation. Work to the exterior of the pub and beer garden area is also taking place along with a full refurbishment of the adjoining cottage.
The renovation work would not have been possible without the significant volunteer effort from the local community. Thank you to all shareholders, volunteers and villagers for your support so far!
We are now turning our attention to the next phase of work which is a full refurbishment of the upstairs rooms into good quality bed and breakfast accommodation. To get us started - once again - we are calling on volunteers to give us a hand. This time with wall paper stripping and some general stripping out.
With the pub now open there is the opportunity for anyone who has availability on a weekday to also get involved. If you have any week day availability and this suits please let us know so that this can be organised.