A MUCH-LOVED Finstall pub is set to reopen its doors after it was saved by a local brewery.
The Cross Inn, on Alcester Road, has been bought by Black Country Inns which has confirmed it plans to keep the popular pub as a real ale house with an extensive selection of products.
The sale comes four months after the sudden closure left residents without a pub in the village.
Classed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’, the detached two-storey period building with a car park and garden was on sale for £275,000 and received significant interest from the local community.
Among them was The Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) which urged local community interest groups to step in.
Joshua Sullivan, licensed business agent at Birmingham estate agents Christie & Co, said: “I am delighted to have been able to assist in this transaction, a fabulous result for the vendor, purchaser and the local community.
“Black Country Inns confirms it plans to keep it as a popular real ale house to provide a wide selection of products to the local populous.”