Heart of the community

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Church, shop and pub - together, they form the heart of any village community.

In Amberley we are lucky to have a thriving church and a wonderful shop. How sad, though, if we were to lose the historic Black Horse pub after so many years at the centre of village affairs.

Within easy walking distance of many of the village houses (no worries about drink driving) Amberley without the Black Horse would never be quite the same.

Our many visitors also miss it, and other local businesses are suffering as a result.

There’s no reason why the Black Horse should not re-open and be profitable. It just needs someone with the right attitude, someone who will find it a niche, as has happened with other local pubs that have struggled in the past.

MELANIE EDGE

Old Place, Amberley