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Britain's most remote pub sees locals raise over £200,000 to buy it

A pub that can be reached only by boat or an 18-mile walk over mountains may sound like an estate agent's worst nightmare to sell.

But The Old Forge Inn at Knoydart on the Highlands' west coast has seen nearby residents scramble to join a community purchase fundraiser to keep mainland Britain's most remote pub thriving.

Over £200,000 has been raised by the newly formed Old Forge Community Benefit Society, exceeding their target in just seven days.

The Old Forge Inn at Knoydart on the Highlands' west coast has seen nearby residents scramble to join a community purchase fundraiser to keep mainland Britain's most remote pub thriving

The pub (above) can be reached only by boat or an 18-mile walk over mountains

Over £200,000 has been raised by the newly formed Old Forge Community Benefit Society, exceeding their target in just seven days

Jean-Pierre Robinet, 49, the out-going Belgian owner, said: 'Believe me, you will never be rich with the remotest pub in Britain.

'But it's the way of life, it's a really beautiful place.'

Jean-Pierre Robinet, 49, the out-going Belgian owner, said: 'Believe me, you will never be rich with the remotest pub in Britain'

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