So what is a pub? It is - along with the school, the tea rooms and the shop - the heartbeat of our village.
If you have joy in your life it is a place to share it with friends.
If you have sadness it is a place to unburden your sorrows.
It is a home for the lonely who will find a welcome there. People will smile and say, ‘Hello’ and take that loneliness away.
The pub is a place to meet people from all over the world - as we have often done in the past.
We are people - human beings - and will will NOT, Mr Marston please note, be disregarded.
TIM and ALISON HIGGINSON
East Street, Amberley