The Royal Hunt Pub

Residents and their supporters are invited to help combat rural decline by joining the Royal Hunt Pub Community Group who plan to help make the Royal Hunt into a successful pub and restaurant.

The RHPCG have been using legislation to protect the pub from demolition. An Asset of Community Value (ACV) is a property of importance to a local community, which is subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011. The Royal Hunt Pub has been nominated as an ACV 5 times.

  • May 2015 by Winkfield Parish Council. This was successful. The Royal Hunt Pub remained on the Bracknell Forest Council ACV register until the Autumn of 2016.
  • June 2015 by CAMRA. This was rejected due to an overlap with the WPC nomination.
  • October 2017 by a North Ascot Resident. This was successful. The Royal Hunt Pub remained on the Bracknell Forest Council ACV register until March 2018.
  • June 2018 by The Royal Hunt Pub Community Group. This was rejected.
  • December 2018 by The Royal Hunt Pub Community Group. This was rejected.
Even if you do not want to make a pledge, we still welcome you to join the RHPCG. The more members we have, the better. Housing developers hope that you will get objection fatigue. Please don't let them win. We ask for your patience, your resilience and your continuing support.

This process can take a few years. For example, the Royal Oak at Hail Weston was in a similar situation in 2012. The Hail Weston Community Pub Society was formed. In January 2017 The Royal Oak was bought by a group of eight local villagers. The building has been refurbished and reopened as an independent village pub on May 19th 2017.