The Anglers Rest Pub

The Anglers Rest is a community pub, with a post office and café, located in Bamford, Derbyshire. It is owned by the Bamford Community Society (BCS), an industrial and provident society formed in 2012 to enable local people to buy and operate The Anglers Rest for the benefit of the community. A group of residents developed and tested plans for establishing a community hub after the local pub was put up for sale and the future of village post office came under threat. The group remained resilient in the face of a series of set-backs and purchased The Anglers Rest in October 2013 by raising £263,500 through issuing community shares. The community pub opened its door to customers after four days of cleaning and essential upgrades that were carried out by a dedicated team of local volunteers.