A PUB has received two awards for its support and contribution to the local community.

The Coore Arms at Scruton, between Northallerton and Bedale, was nominated as one of Hambleton District Council's "Hambleton Heroes" – people or organisations that had gone the extra mile to make a real difference to the lives of residents during the pandemic.

The pub provided a takeaway and delivery service to villagers who were shielding, and implemented a much-needed grocery service when some basic commodities were scarce or unavailable.

Residents could complete an order form, with some 80 products to choose from, return it to the pub, where owner Mark Brown would collate all of the orders into one bulk order which was then ordered from a wholesale grocery company. The bulk order would be delivered to The Coore Arms and Mark and members of his team would then weigh out or count out the items into the individual orders for the residents to come and collect. This was done on a not for profit basis and the residents just paid the cost price of the goods.

The second award was from North West Yorkshire Camra and was a special award “in recognition of providing a service throughout all three lockdowns to its customers and local community".

Mark and the team said they would like to thank everyone for their support during such a difficult time and especially those people who kindly nominated them.