To: Herefordshire council
Save the Bull's Head, Craswall
To prevent permanent closure and encourage the reopening of The Bull's Head, Craswall.
Why is this important?
The Bull's Head is set in magnificent Marches countryside: it is "one of the last unspoiled drovers' inns in England" (CAMRA). For 125 years it was run by the same farming family. After 1998, under energetic new management, it became one of the most popular pubs in Herefordshire.
Now, with owners who appear not to care, it has been closed for three years with no hint of reopening or sale as a pub.
The pub is officially designated "an asset of community value". It is certainly that: our small and vulnerable rural community dearly wants it back. But it's something more - it's a boon to visitors; a resting place for weary walkers and one of rural England's hidden treasures. It must not die.
"When you have lost your inns, drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the last of England" -
How it will be delivered
More than 200 protesters made their feelings known outside the pub on May 5 as planned. The mood was jolly, but very determined. The petition will be delivered to the council later this month. In the meantime it remains open for signature.