High Peak MP Robert Largan cheers Bamford pub rescue group

High Peak MP Robert Largan found out how a pub has gone from strength to strength since it was taken over by a community group.

By Gay Bolton
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 9:22 am
Robert Largan, MP, visits The Anglers Rest at Bamford.
Robert Largan, MP, visits The Anglers Rest at Bamford.

He met the directors of the co-operative that rescued The Anglers Rest in Bamford and made it Derbyshire’s first community-run pub.

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The group formed in 2012 and raised £263,500 to save the pub and incorporate the village post office, which was also under threat of closure, and a cafe. The business now has a turnover of around £420,000 and employs around nine full- time equivalent staff.

Mr Largan said: “I am delighted that such a successful community enterprise is doing so well in the High Peak.”