Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.
Following a telephone call to Bettesworths to enquire the latest news with the sale of the pub, the agent advised that it was under offer which was proceeding. As a result it has been decided to cancel the public meeting arranged for Thursday evening 22/06/2017 until further information becomes available. Should the sale not complete for any reason, the public meeting will be re-arranged. Meanwhile, until further information becomes available, the pub remains listed as an Asset of Community Value. Let's hope the new owners provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our willingness to support them in making their enterprising venture a huge success.
With Heavitree Brewery now advertising the pub for sale and a few interested members of the community enquiring if there is support to find a way to re-open the pub, a Public Meeting has been arranged to provide members of the community the opportunity to express their views and ideas. The Kings Arms was registered as an Asset of Community Value in 2015 following the suggestion that Heavitree Brewery planned to submit an application to SHDC for a 'change of use' of the pub to residential accommodation.
If the Kings Arms is to re-open it needs the support of the community or it will be lost forever and with it a place for friends to meet, greet visitors and support the tourist facilities in the village. All part of a sustainable village providing the quality of life we all enjoy.
Now is the time for the community to decide what it wants to do.
For those who have not heard, the Kings Arms is for sale through Bettesworths.
There is living accommodation, a beer garden with sea views and car park nearby.
In 2015 100+ residents packed the Parish Hall to hear options to ‘Save Our Pub’.
This was followed with the Parish Council applying for The Kings Arms to be registered as an Asset of Community Value. This provides the community with the option to register an interest in purchasing the pub should the owners decide to sell it and provides a timescale for a purchase proposal to be prepared.
Anyone interested in purchasing the pub, or supporting a purchase of the pub by the community, is invited to make contact through this website.