Efforts by an independent pub in Newton to repair one of the oldest buildings in Warwickshire are stepping up a gear.
Darren and Sandie Harrington, who run the Stag and Pheasant, have already gained much support by pub-goers over the past 18 months - through coffee mornings and pool, dominoes and skittles events - in their fundraising drive to enable them to repair the roof of the listed building, which is believed to be one of the county’s oldest.
Sandie said: “We need to raise £6,500, so at £4,700, we are over half way there.
“As we are not owned by a brewery - we are a free house - we are having to do all the improvements bit by bit. We are just about there with the garden now, so we need a real push to fix the roof and the outside of the building.
“We are hoping to get it done as soon as possible - if we could by Christmas, it would be an amazing Christmas present to the village.”
The couple have recently taken on a new chef as part of efforts to bring more people into the pub.
Anyone who would like to help support the pub can find out more on its Facebook page or call Sandie on 07785 468255.