Following the launch of our first-stage Founding Benefactor (Donor) and Loan Stock Investor appeal in November 2020, The Farmer’s Arms project attracted over £300k in offers in just 21 days. Together with confirmation of a social investment loan from the Architectural Heritage Fund, a significant contribution from our own charity reserves and many small donations, by December we had secured enough capital to purchase The Farmer’s Arms.

We are delighted to say that our offer to the vendor has been accepted and we are now in the final stages of completing the purchase.



Make a donation towards Phase 1 of the renovation:


We have now raised over £700,000 towards our first-stage target. To help us, you can make a one-off donation now, which will be much appreciated! Use the Paypal link below or contact us if you would prefer to send a cheque or make a BACs bank transfer.


Thank you for your support


It is with thanks to all our supporters that we are able to celebrate The Farmer’s Arms project passing its first milestone.

This includes everyone who gave small donations, became a Founding Benefactor or Loan Stock Investor and all of the grant giving bodies who shared our vision for a new future for this much-loved historic institution.
Loan Sock Investors: Jon & Kate Plimmer, Mr & Mrs Mayo, Catherine & Rob Downs, Xanado Ltd, James Green & Louise Connell, Gill Faulding & David Weild, Peter & Gill Evans, Lynda Dickinson, Sarah Staton, Victoria Ramsden, Stephen & Rupindar Millington, Nigel Paice, John & Jacqueline Townsend, Philip & Margret Walker, Warren Yabsley, Patricia Marsden, and all Investors who would prefer to remain anonymous.

Founding Benefactors: Richard Dobson, Adam Naylor, Matilda Bevan, Patricia Ferguson & Richard Harrad, Jack & Ann Summers-Glass, Sarah McCormack, Michael & Wendy Keegan, and all Founding Benefactors who would prefer to remain anonymous.


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