The Plough, Kings Walden, is going the extra mile to support their community during the coronavirus crisis.

The pub is working alongside a local butcher to offer a weekly meat pack, which is available to be safely collected from the pub.

Social distancing and well-publicised stories of panic-buying and stockpiling mean that many people in the community, including the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions, are at risk of not being able to get hold of important supplies. Pub partner, Mary Hill, hopes that by offering this service, locals will be able to safely obtain items.

The pub, owned by Hawthorn Leisure, a community pub operator which owns more than 700 pubs across Scotland, England and Wales, is also offering homemade pastries at discounted prices, including, pies, scotch eggs and sausage rolls.

Mary said, “We are very aware that many in our community are struggling to get hold of essential items, we’re fortunate that we are able to offer some support, alongside our local butcher! We are a community pub, and it is now more important than ever that we pull together to support our community.”

Hawthorn Leisure CEO, Mark Davies, said, “First and foremost, Hawthorn Leisure pubs are community hubs, and it’s great to see our partners diversifying to reflect the needs of their community. Thank you to everyone in the Hawthorn Leisure team for your hard work, please continue to pull together to support those in need.”

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