We reported the destruction of this pub belonging to Mike Long and his family by fire at Easter. The building was home, business, livelihood and their major asset with three generations all living and working there.
Although the family were appropriately insured, getting work started on rebuilding is complicated and at the moment, uncertain. Insurance can cover the loss of a year’s trading, but the family are half way through that with no prospect of any income beyond that. With no income, a loan is not possible. Without a loan or a guarantee building work cannot start. They have started a crowdfunding page to help them at Gofundme Click to read more.