Welsh actor Rhys Ifans backs bid to reopen village pub as clock counts down
The Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has backed the bid to reopen a village pub at the eleventh hour.
The Twin Town star appeared in a Facebook video that was shared by community enterprise to buy the old Ty’n Llan pub in the village of Llandwrog, Gwynedd and urged people to go “into your pockets”.
The initiative has until Friday to raise £400,000, and they have now raised over 70% of the target.
The pub closed its doors more than three years ago, and those behind the initiative say that the 200-year-old building could also serve as a village shop, café and community center.
Rhys Ifans said: “A good pub is the heart of a community, but it isn’t if it is closed. Therefore the people of Llandwrog want to by and re-open the old Ty’n Llan pub, and bring the good old fun back to the village once more.
“It needs work, it needs support and more than anything it needs money, and now is your opportunity. Don’t be shy, don’t hold back. the bid closes on June 11. Go into your pockets and invest in this wonderful venture. Thank you very much.”
People can support the initiative by buying shares here.