The pub sadly closed again.
Customers received the message on Wednesday the 9th of October 2019:
With much personal sadness, we write to advise you that The White Hart Inn has closed – too few customers and a problem finding staff.
We just have to wait and see what comes next. Let’s hope it’s good news for the owner and everyone else too.
Here to help and support a new future
The Save the White Hart Campaign team remain on standby, being committed to keeping the White Hart open and serving as a valued village inn at the centre of this beautiful village and community.
We would like to offer our support to the operator in building a bright future for this wonderful Inn.
Here are a few important facts from scientific studies into the importance of rural pubs:
Pubs effectively contribute to increasing social engagement and community cohesion among residents in rural areas of England
In rural areas, pubs act as essential melting pots for bringing the community together from all walks of life and studies conclude that they provide a vital service that the countryside cannot afford to lose.
The importance of the village pub as the main hub in the community’s infrastructure has increased, offering support to a wide range of activities . Pubs function as physical incubators which foster engagement and involvement among the community, as well as creating jobs for local people and local suppliers.