Oswestry Mayor to Open Community Pub Run by Real Ale Champions

The Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Peter Cherrington, is to open a pub converted to a community centred freehouse run by Campaign for Real Ale champion owners.

Husband and wife team Grace Goodlad and Duncan Borrowman have purchased the former Castle Tavern and have renamed it “The Bailey Head”.

Until earlier this week they ran a members club in London which is the current CAMRA Greater London Club of the Year  and a National Club of the Year finalist, both for the second time. In total they have won eight CAMRA awards in the last three years.

Grace Goodlad said: “We want to run a community centred pub. As well as great beer, we will offer good wine, select spirits and a high quality range of soft drinks as well as teas and coffee. We will also plan to serve locally produced quality pub food such as cheese boards with locally produced cheeses, local handmade scotch eggs, pork pies, sausage rolls and charcuterie.”

Duncan Borrowman added: “Whether you want to come in for a pint of great real ale, craft beer, Wrexham lager or genuine German pils or sit down with a coffee and a newspaper, which we will have available in the pub, we want to welcome you. We are also keen to welcome small community groups and things like “stitch and bitch” or local clubs and groups to reserve a corner of the bar.”

Councillor Cherrington will cut the ribbon to open The Bailey Head on Tuesday, 8 March at 11am.


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