A community pub is planning celebrations to mark the first anniversary of its reopening.

It's over a decade since families from Marsh Baldon and surrounding villages formed the Baldons and Nuneham Community Society (BNCS), enabling them to buy shares in the 350-year-old Seven Stars and own it themselves.

In June last year Namit Julka and Sinit Bansode took over the management, and they are planning a big first birthday party.

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There will also be beer festival in July - the first in the village for six years.

Mr Julka said: "It has been a very good first year - it has been very busy.

"The pub has a very good reputation for food - on Sunday we serve about 150 diners - and we do roasts with beef, pork or chicken supreme. There are also vegan nut roasts.

"The roast dinners cost from £17.50 to £19.50 which we think is a reasonable and competitive price.

(Image: Namit Julka) "Every second Thursday there is a Thali curry night from 5pm to 9.30pm and we serve about 60 people."

Mr Julka said the birthday celebration will take place on Saturday, June 29, with a barbecue during the day and a band playing in the evening from 8pm.

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The beer festival will take place from July 12 to July 14.

"People in the village are very excited about the beer festival because there hasn't been one here for years," said Mr Bansode.

"The intention was always to give the local community their village pub back, so it could be used regularly and for different events. We have a quiz night every other Wednesday."

The pub is a free house and serves local ales and Butcombe beers.

(Image: Namit Julka) After the pub was taken over by the BNCS committee, its barn was converted into a spacious restaurant.

And the hard work of the community group was rewarded in 2016 when the Seven Stars won CAMRA pub of the year.

The landlord and the committee did their best to ensure it was a genuine community pub – offering coffee, cake and a place to meet in the mornings and a focal point for village events.

(Image: Steven Stars) The Barn continues to be a popular feature - it can accommodate up to 36 seated guests, or 60 standing, with a bar area, main restaurant and patio stretch tent available too.

In 2013, cheers erupted when the pub was officially opened by the previous owner, London investment company Winton Capital Management founder David Harding, who had sold it to residents.

More than 70 villagers clubbed together in 2012 to raise more than £110,000, and they formed a company to buy the pub and refurbish it.