The clear long-term vision for the pub is for it to be a social centre of the Hanneys and the tenant will actively contribute to this aim. The pub should be a characterful country pub with a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. It would have a well-maintained exterior and a fresh interior, which retains a traditional pub feel. It would be warm, with open fires in winter, and it would be spotlessly clean and hygienic throughout. The tenant would welcome both drinkers and diners with local real ales; and ciders; and good value, home-cooked locally sourced food from a regularly changing menu. The tenant would promote occasional events such as music nights and quizzes to bring the community together and it would have a well-maintained, appealing garden for summer use.”
HCPL will control the Plough Inn, West Hanney strategically as an asset of the community and in this way secure its future as a pub for Hanney villagers. HCPL will want the pub run by a professional tenant as a friendly local with good food and some locally brewed beer at reasonable prices. The tenant would be accountable to the Board of HCPL under a tenancy agreement, which will include some community requirement guidelines. Profits made by HCPL may be distributed to shareholders by means of dividends. Sums not distributed will be reinvested in the building.