EXCITEMENT is building ahead of a new meeting over the future of a much-loved Malvern pub.

The group in charge of buying out the Brewers Arms in West Malvern has set a new date for a meeting after current owners Admiral Taverns agreed to sell.

The meeting is being held on June 9 at 7.30pm in Anstruther Hall, West Malvern.

There, residents interested in buying shares in the future community-owned pub can find out more about the share scheme put forward by the campaign group and find out more about the next steps in the effort to save the Brewers.

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Mark Haslam from the community buyout team said: "It is great news that we have had our bid accepted following negotiations with Admiral Taverns.

"The hard work starts now and we are now asking the many people who have pledged to buy shares to read the prospectus and follow through with their investment.

"Providing those who said that they would invest ultimately do so, then we should have sufficient funds to buy the pub and refurbish it. Exciting times lie ahead."

Ahead of this meeting, a share prospectus and outline business plan has been published, which can be viewed at: www.brewerscommunitypub.co.uk.

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Admiral announced in late 2021 that it was looking to sell the Brewers after successive licencees failed to make a success of managing it.

As a result, a community group was set up with the aim of buying it from Admiral and running it on a community-owned basis.

At the end of May this year, Admiral ageed a price with the group of £295,000 to buy it, with shares now being sold for prospective investors.

Following this, a substantial amount more will need to be raised to repair and refurbish the inside of the pub, including the kitchen, toilets and beer cellar.

It is hoped a licencee could be installed in late-2022 or early-2023 if the money can be raised.