About us

The Ley Hill Community Pub Limited is a company set up by an enthusiastic and passionate group of Ley Hill residents with the aim of purchasing the Swan pub to preserve it as a community asset.  Ley Hill is a village situated in the Chilterns AONB close to Chesham, Buckinghamshire.  The Swan was built around 1520 and is one of the oldest pubs in Bucks. It is Grade II listed and its history as an Ale house and latterly as a Pub can be traced back to the 1600’s.  During WWII Clark Gable, James Stewart & Glenn Miller where frequent visitors.  As a freehold pub the Swan gained a great reputation for fine cask ales and outstanding food.

We aim to raise in the region of £500,000 by means of a share purchase scheme open to local residents and beyond.  Once we reach the level of funding required as set out in the Prospectus the group will make a formal offer for the purchase of the Swan.  We are looking for interested parties to participate in this unique investment opportunity…

*** The  Planning Application was rejected by the planning committee on 9th March ***


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Meet the Team

Rick Holroyd

Sarah Peterson

Anne Birkett

Susan Chrichton

Gareth Williams

Dave Peterson


Neal Gibbons

updated 17-01-22

How are we doing?

£ 345,300

Latest News

Buy this Pub for £100!

You can help Ley Hill community in their bid to purchase The Swan Public House which nestles in the beautiful Chiltern countryside, overlooking the common with the cricket club and …

Funding application submitted!

All of the SOS team have been extremely busy over the last few weeks completing the demanding application for a possible grant towards the purchase of the Swan.  If successful up …

Planning Application Rejection!

At the planning meeting yesterday evening (9th March 2021) the planning application to turn the Swan into a single domestic dwelling was unaminously rejected by the planning committee.  This is …

Crunch Time!

The Swan planning application will be considered and decided by the Planning Committee tomorrow, Tuesday 9th March 2021 from 18:30hrs. If you would like to hear the meeting you are …