In Spring 2021 we carried out an extensive neighbourhood and community survey to better understand what customers want from the Hourglass in the future. Many hundreds responded. This is a summary of that survey, bringing together what we don’t want to lose together with aspirations to secure the long term future of the Hourglass. In essence a neighbourhood, community hub.
We’re now looking for your response to that survey – has anything been missed, is there something you could contribute, please let us know.
In the meantime we have communicated with Stonegate encouraging them to either grant a long lease to a suitable candidate or decide to sell the freehold, which would enable us to make an offer on behalf of the community.
You can respond in the following ways:
Run by a committed, or soon to be, landlord/landlady with an excess of personality and patience, on a long lease, who understands how:
to cherish and welcome the whole neighbourhood community.
- to carry on the tradition of a renowned friendly local.
- to curate the highest quality drinks, food, music, arts and community events.
- to hire staff who enjoy their work and hold a strong sense of ownership/community.
“Booze, good company and food with plenty of dark corners for trysts and plotting” *
Personally selected – an eclectic choice:
Real Ales from the local area and guests from a well kept cellar
A diverse and extensive range of Wines and Spirits –
Locally sourced soft drinks for drivers and those who don’t want alcohol
A short menu and relaxed style catering to a wide range of diets and preferences:
Fresh, local, seasonal
Quality well-prepared food
Locally based suppliers
“All made in the kitchen” *
A major upgrade to enable a wide range of activities from performance through to workshops, classes and marketplaces.
“Music, Theatre, Weddings, Wakes & Bar Mitzvahs, but no Stag, Hen parties or Karaoke.” *
Daytime café and bar snacks
Food and drink tastings
Regular curated, high quality, music, theatre and performance.
Workshops, classes and participation events.
Marketplaces – locally made and grown.
Freelancers daytime workspace
*Quotes from the Hourglass website as it used to be..