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The Cross Keys Pub in Redgrave officially becomes the community's pub after they receive the keys

PUBLISHED: 20:50 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:48 26 November 2017

The Cross Keys pub in Redgrave which has been saved by the community and they have no received the keys .
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Cross Keys pub in Redgrave which has been saved by the community and they have no received the keys . Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

After seven busy months of planning and fundraising to save their village pub a community has finally received the keys.

The Cross Keys pub in Redgrave. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLYThe Cross Keys pub in Redgrave. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Cross Keys pub in Redgrave, near Diss, was originally offered to the community by vendor for £300,000 in April.

Villagers’ rallied to buy shares, donate money and hold fundraising events.

At the end of October residents celebrated taking ownership of pub subject to legal matters.

MORE - Villagers rally to save The Cross Keys pub

And on November 24 Redgrave Community Society Limited were given the keys.

Fiona Kenworthy, who is a committee member, said: “The pub will remain closed for refurbishment, but the new owners now look forward to proudly opening the doors again in the new year as a free house, with a new look, and owned and run by the community.”

Further details on the plans for re-opening will be available on the website.

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