Ruskin Mill in negotiations to turn Tipputs Inn into cafe and shop

Stroud News and Journal: Ruskin Mill in negotiations to turn Tipputs Inn into cafe and shop Ruskin Mill in negotiations to turn Tipputs Inn into cafe and shop

A POPULAR village pub could be turned into a cafe and shop.

The owners of The Tipputs Inn in Horsley are in talks with Ruskin Mill College over the purchase of the property.

The college, which offers education to students aged 16 to 25 with learning difficulties, already runs a smokery and farm near the Bath Road pub and would use the building to provide vocational training for students.

Nick Beardsley, from the Cotswold Food Club, which owns the pub, comfirmed negotiations were taking place.

The Tipputs is currently the only pub in Horsley, but villagers are raising money to buy the Bell and Castle.

“The timing would fit for the college to take over Tipputs at the same time as the community opens its own pub at the Bell and Castle,” said Mr Beardsley.

If the scheme went ahead staff would be given jobs at the food club’s other pubs.

Headteacher Elisabeth Johnson said: “The college hopes that if the purchase is successful we will be able to provide an additional resource for the area.”

Some regulars are unhappy with the plans.

Customer Chris Stevens said: “People are very upset about it. It is a friendly and popular pub.”

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9:54pm Tue 18 Mar 14

TigerTigerBurningBright says...

This is quite interesting after the loss of the Halfway Inn at Box, another rural pub possibly lost to an educational establishment. Lots of money talks, I suppose.
This is quite interesting after the loss of the Halfway Inn at Box, another rural pub possibly lost to an educational establishment. Lots of money talks, I suppose. TigerTigerBurningBright
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5:07pm Wed 19 Mar 14

svijany says...

There is a petition, facebook page webpage setup today to try and stop this.

Please visit savetipputs . com for details, Thanks
There is a petition, facebook page webpage setup today to try and stop this. Please visit savetipputs . com for details, Thanks svijany
  • Score: 1

6:09pm Sat 22 Mar 14

A Stroud Worm says...

Why have a pointless petition if a pub owner wants to sell it?

If you check the petition website you will find two reasons to save it. And the second is: "IT IS ALSO THE ONLY PUB IN THE COUNTRY WITH THIS NAME."

Must try harder petitioners.
Why have a pointless petition if a pub owner wants to sell it? If you check the petition website you will find two reasons to save it. And the second is: "IT IS ALSO THE ONLY PUB IN THE COUNTRY WITH THIS NAME." Must try harder petitioners. A Stroud Worm
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Mon 24 Mar 14

svijany says...

currently over 250 signatures so maybe not so pointless Stroud Worm?
currently over 250 signatures so maybe not so pointless Stroud Worm? svijany
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