Friday, June 12, 2020


The Buck Pub - 2024

Our annual village community event in Buckland

                                                Buckland Village Hall  HP22 5JB

Wow. That was busy! Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Buck Pub: 

  • We had a full house on Friday evening for the wine tasting. Thanks to Aston Wine Club
  • The village hall was packed again on Saturday for the quiz night
  • We had great weather on Sunday when the village hall garden was full for the music
This year’s event was a day shorter than previous years as we avoided a bank holiday. Shorter, but still fun and considerably easier to organise!

Although this is primarily a community event and not a charity fundraising event, we did still raise almost £1,000 to be split between the three charities we chose to support: Youth Concern, Hector’s House and Brain Tumour Research.

My special thanks to Tim Cooper and Dayla for all their hard work setting up and taking down the bar, and to all those volunteers who helped to make the weekend a success. Setting everything up; serving behind the bar; cooking food; washing up; taking all the rubbish/recycle away; clearing up on Monday.  It takes a lot of people.

There had been a myth going around that it was mostly ‘non-village residents’ who attend Buck Pub, so at each session I asked for a show of hands from anyone who lives in the village, or who was visiting family or friends in the village.  The response was the same on each day with virtually everyone attending raising their hand.  This really is a Buckland community event. Thank you

My thoughts on Buck Pub 2025.  I’m happy to organise again but we will certainly need to change a few things including more volunteers to manage key activities over the weekend and a shorter music festival.  It was just a bit too much for me and I’m exhausted!

Buck Pub 2025 will be from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th July

Contact details

Buck Pub 2024 is organised by Nigel Kippax with the generous support of many volunteers. You can contact Nigel on 07768 723043 or email  


To ensure that all if fair and transparent, Clive Brazier will provide 'independent financial oversight'.  He'll check income and expenditure and verify the numbers. Thanks Clive.

Charitable donations

We always aim to make donations to local charities from the proceeds of the weekend and have been delighted to have raised many thousands of pounds for good causes in previous years.  

Thank you
The Buck Pub

The success of the Buck Pub is achieved with the generous support of Dayla

Art work - Lisa Duke: