THE campaign to save a village’s last pub has reached The New York Times.

Efforts to save The White Horse in Stonesfield stepped up in October when a community share sale was launched, amid fears the pub could be sold to developers.

In an article published both online and in print yesterday, the Times asks whether it is ‘closing time for a village’s last pub?’.

The article has seen donations and wellwishers flood in from America, with many leaving comments on the campaign’s crowdfunder.

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Gabrielle Johnston commented: “I live in California and I love the idea saving the Cotswold Pub. Some day I am going to have a drink there.”

Kim Morris, from Connecticut, added: “I will probably never be able to visit the White Horse Pub. But just knowing it is there, open for business, would be good enough for me, money well spent.”

Earlier this month, Rupert Friend, star of major hit TV series Homeland, pledged his support to save the pub, having grown up in the village.

The pub has been up for sale since the end of July, when the Stonesfield Community Pub steering committee triggered a six-month timeframe to put together a bid as a community, through a disposal notice.

The share sale is set to close at the end of the month, with campaigners currently raising £350,000 of a £480,000 target. The asking price for the pub is £395,000.

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