Ashton Hayes Community Hub Ltd

The Golden Lion – Now Proudly Owned by Our Community

The committee of Ashton Hayes Community Hub Ltd. (AHCHL), a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society (CBS), are delighted to report that on Friday 14th June 2024 we completed the purchase of The Golden Lion, Ashton Hayes.

Helping us to make it possible to buy, restore and re-open The Golden Lion as a Pub and Hub, we are equally delighted to have secured a grant of £360,000 from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities via the UK Community Ownership Fund (COF).

In order to draw down that grant funding from COF and to restore the building, we have to raise our own financial contribution and we hope that, with your support, we will be able to raise this money by offering shares in AHCHL.

The Share Offer was launched at a packed meeting at the Church on the 2nd May 2024 and £200,000 was raised by the end of June 2024 but we need to reach our optimum target of £420,000 to be able to refurbish the building to a good standard.

If you haven’t bought your shares yet, please do so now. You can find all the information you need on our website or you can pick up hard copies of the Prospectus (including application form) and Business Plan at Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth Community Shop.

If you wish to be kept informed of progress or if you have any questions, please email us at

Thank you for your support.