Pub hopes to reap a-llot of rewards!

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A GRISTHORPE landlord is offering a real carrot to aspiring gardeners in the village – a free plot of land to grow their own crops.

Mark Witherington, who runs the The Bull Inn, in Main Street, is throwing open the land at the back of his pub for allotment space.

And all he’s asking for in return is for people to produce a small share of the harvest!

Mr Witherington said interested gardeners would be allowed to put their own shed on their plot but would need to set up an individual water supply.

He added: “There are a lot of properties in Gristhorpe but not many with big gardens so this is the chance for someone to have an area to themselves.

“As long as I’m the landlord they can use if for free, its quite a big piece of land so we should be able to get around 10 plots on there.

“I’m going to get it ploughed and turned over and then its up to people to take them on.

“People from Lebberston, Cayton and Filey are also welcome to use it and school’s and youth groups can also use it.”

The move comes as Mr Witherington looks to improve the rear of the pub, with chickens expected to join the existing geese and hopes for a farmers’ market in its car park.

For more information contact Mr Witherington at the pub on (01723) 512359.