The Steering Committee remains in contact with the brewery with an offer to buy the Red Lion for the village. We have asked for access to the site with valuers, builders and kitchen experts to ascertain the present condition of the buildings and await Fullers reply.
Because the site is designated an Asset of Community Value there is a moratorium in place until January 2016 preventing Fullers from selling it other than to a Community Project.
Recently we have learned that there is a bid from a publican - who if his bid is accepted - would reopen the site as a public house. This is an outcome the steering committee would welcome. We will assist that bid - provided that we are assured by Fullers that it has dropped its scheme for redevelopment of the site.
In the event of the publican's bid being unsuccesful we are still looking for further pledges to help with the purchase and renovation of the premises. A pledge form is available on the lefthand side of the page.
Bloxham Red Lion Hub Steering Group;
Facebook group: Red Lion Bloxham