A NEW village farm shop and micro brewery is being planned for Edington.
The Three Daggers Operating Co Ltd, the company which owns the Paulet Arms in the village, have submitted a planning application for a village shop development on the former garage repair workshop site, next to the pub.
It is proposed that the facility will include a retail outlet for local produce, an in-house bakery and kitchen, a butchery selling local meats and poultry, and locally produced beverages including those produced in a new micro brewery built on site as part of the development.
Project manager Dave Sheridan explained, “The idea is that we create something that is as local as possible. The produce will all be very local and we will employ locally where we can. We’ve been working very closely with the parish council on the design, to be in keeping with what the village would like.
“It will be very much orientated around the idea of a farm shop, and we’re looking at including our own microbrewery where we can make our own beer, ciders and apple juice. Subject to planning and everything going well, we hopefully will be open this time next year.”
Edington Parish Council say they support the development, particularly as it will bring more facilities to the village. George Fraser, chair of the parish council said, “We’re pleased that they’ve consulted and discussed with us well in advance and as a parish council we welcome it as another facility in the village, because we’ve lost all our facilities over the years.
“It will create extra employment and the opportunity to buy things locally. The idea is to link it with the pub so instead of having a cafe, the pub will act as a place to get refreshments.
“It’s a development that uses the land very well, and they’re going to do a number of other improvements like a pavement on the edge of the road.”