First look inside historic Raven Inn as sale completes


CAMPAIGNERS who successfully bought the historic Raven Inn at Glazebury have now taken possession of their community pub and seen firsthand the task at hand to restore it to its former glory.

Friends of the Raven Inn spokesperson Peter Sturman said: “There is a lot of work to be done. As can be seen from the internal photographs.

“With the completion comes a turning of the page. We must look to the future, wish the former owners well and move on.

“We are aware that at least one person gained entry over the last few months. It is likely that everything was rummaged through, hence the state of things inside.

“Fortunately, we have an army of volunteers to help clear things up. We start that work as soon as we are sure it is safe to do so.”

After a two-year campaign to save the premises The Raven Inn was purchased by a community consortium, at auction for £278,000, on the 31st of March. It will reopen as a community pub, but there will be a lot of work required first!

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  1. Well done to the Save the Raven team.

    If we can help with any techical work, etc. please get in touch. Its great to see fellow comrades be successful in such a project to bring an important asset back to the community.

    Amazing result!

    Mark Moran
    Chair of Friends of The Blackburne Arms
    [email protected]

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