Royal visit for Yorkshire's first co-operative pub The George and Dragon in Hudswell, North Yorkshire, played host to a very special guest recently when HRH The Prince of Wales dropped in after a busy day of engagements in the region. HRH The Prince of Wales was visiting the county in his role as patron of The Prince’s Countryside Fund and The Prince’s Pub is the Hub Foundation. The pub, which was saved by the community and opened as a co-operative in 2010, was hosting a study visit funded for a community group from Knaresborough also trying to save their pub, The Yorkshire Lass, as a community venture. The study visit was organised by Plunkett as part of our Seeing is Believing project, which is funded by The Prince’s Countryside Fund. HRH The Prince of Wales was shown around the pub and met the management committee of the pub, as well as members of the wider community. The village also boasts a community-owned shop, The Little Shop, as well as an allotment and orchard for community use. You can read the full story on his visit to the region here. If you’d like to find out more about saving your pub as a co-operative, get in touch with us.