The Shropshire village pub named ‘Best Rural Social Enterprise’.
A village pub has won an Amazon-backed Rural Business Award.
The Pheasant at Neenton near Bridgnorth was named Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project at the national final of the Rural Business Awards, held at The Monastery, Manchester.
In 2006 the village was left without public facilities when the pub closed. Since then, The Pheasant has been restored from dereliction and turned into a dining pub with accommodation, providing employment for local young people. The business also focuses on rural regeneration which includes running public amenities and recreational facilities.