Sadly the Silks on the Downs has been closed since March with no plans to re-open. However the owner approached the community to see if we would be interested in buying the pub as a community asset.
The plan is to purchase and re-open the Silks, delivering everything for which it was famous. The opportunity we have goes well beyond the bricks and mortar of the pub. We will offer a wide range of additional services that will provide a valuable lifeline to the community, including space for clubs and societies, a social hub for those managing isolation and loneliness, and volunteering opportunities.
Our community share offer is now open and we'd be delighted if you visited our campaign site to find out more about what we are trying to do. Even better, become an owner of the pub.