Regulars at a popular pub in Stroud have rallied together to keep the doors open after previous managers had to close the business temporarily.

The Prince of Wales pub in Cashes Green had closed a few weeks ago for the day prompting a wave of concern from locals.

But Richard and Alison Niblett have stepped in to keep the Pince of Wales pub running and pints being poured.

"We wanted to keep our local pub open, so we've stepped in to keep it running," Alison said.

"We couldn't bear to see the pub closed for Christmas, so we're here and it's very much business as usual."


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Previously a Cashes Green resident hit out at the company behind the pub expressing their concern that the pub might close if consistent management was not maintained.

"Pubs close and are turned into houses all over the place.

"Everyone hopes this won't happen here, but the abysmal standard of management of this pub over the last few years seems designed with just that aim in mind."

But Ei Publican Partnerships, who owns the public house said that they were working hard to find a new long-term operator for the pub.

“We are working hard to find a new operator for the Prince of Wales on a long-term agreement.

"If anyone is interested in taking on this community pub, or would like further information, please call our recruitment hotline on 03333 200036.”