AN HISTORIC pub which was saved from closure by local residents will be reopened in partnership with Titanic Brewery next Thursday.
Villagers in Seighford, near Stafford, rallied around to buy the Hollybush amid fears it would be sold and lost to a housing development.
The Seighford Pub Company, made up of around 70 residents who pledged money to buy the Hollybush, recently signed a deal for Staffordshire's Titanic Brewery to run the pub.
The Grade Two listed building, dating back to 1675, had operated as an Indian restaurant prior to closure.
Dave Bott, brewery director and local resident, said: "We were impressed by the way the local community rallied around and are delighted to be able to get involved in its rebirth as a traditional village pub."