"A ONCE in a lifetime" opportunity has come up - to run a pub near Bala that is set to be purchased by the community. 

Llanuwchllyn has come together to establish a new venture to buy and run Yr Eagles (The Eagles) pub.

Menter yr Eagles is looking for someone to run the pub that shares their values. The committee's priority is for Welsh speakers to put themselves forward; the "heart" of the venture is about valuing the Welsh language. 

Grisial Llewelyn, Chair of Menter yr Eagles, said: “We’re looking for someone to run the place and who share our values.

Denbighshire Free Press: Yr Eagles, LlanuwchllynYr Eagles, Llanuwchllyn (Image: Submitted)

"This is an amazing opportunity because the Eagles is more than just a business. This is a beloved and special institution for the community and the thousands who visit every year.

"As an opportunity, this provides diverse streams of income through the shop, pub and restaurant, and is a proven success in terms of profitability and sustainability.

"The successful applicant will have the backing of the community, the wider area and the expertise and practical support of the management team”.

Gareth Llyr Jones, Treasurer Menter yr Eagles, said: We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic messages of support received from all over Wales and beyond. This is down I think to the fact that the Eagles is special - and the fact that what makes and has always made the Eagles special is the foundation for what Menter yr Eagles is all about.


"This venture is rooted in the community and works for the community, this venture is about the warm and inclusive welcome for all and always, and at its heart this venture is about the value and valuing of the Welsh language.

"I’m really looking forward to hearing from everyone who has an interest in running this very special place."

The Eagles venture - Menter Yr Eagles - has registered, as of June 2023, as a Community Benefits Society with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The venture was set up in response to Eleri and Meirion Pugh’s wish to retire and sell the pub.

A target to raise £500,000 has been set in order to run Yr Eagles as a pub restaurant and community shop.

To express an interest in running the Eagles for the society, contact Alwyn E Jones gwybodaeth@menteryreagles.cymru