Fight is still on save warm and friendly pub

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A PUB is back on the market after being saved from demolition.

Interested parties are currently viewing The Crows Nest, in Hazleton Way, Waterlooville, which has a freehold price of £250,000 or can be rented.

It comes after the pub was saved from the bulldozers last month .

The government’s planning inspector upheld the council’s refusal to build three detached homes on the site.

The pub is now up for grabs – at £50,000 less than the original asking price.

However, the property could be used for other purposes subject to planning permission.

Landlady Donna Chater, 43, is hoping it will remain as a pub for the tight-knit community to enjoy.

She said she was saddened by the fact she may be forced to leave the pub if it is taken over, but said her overriding wish was to keep a public house on the Hazleton estate.

Ms Chater, who is originally from Coventry and works for Southern Counties Taverns Ltd, said: ‘I don’t know whether we will be able to carry on running it.

‘But there’s nothing like this pub.

‘Everybody knows everybody. If someone new comes in, they are embraced into the fold.

‘Everybody makes an effort. On a Sunday we probably get more people in here than the church.’

Ms Chater has spruced up the pub by putting in hanging baskets and renovating the outside garden.

She said: ‘I think people really appreciate what we are doing. All we want is for it to stay as a community pub.’

The estate agents are Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell.