Rumours abound about the future of The White Horse in Milford on Sea.
We understand the pub closed it's doors on the 7th September 2015, but it is unclear if this will be temporary or permanent.
There is local speculation about changes in ownership, lease renewals and redevelopment of the site.
It would be of little surprise if the copious land behind the pub was to be developed into prime location housing. (A hotel has even been speculated.) Whether any development will encompass the pub remains to be seen.
We are led to believe that former landlords Benjamin and Vicky have moved on to other business ventures.
The White Horse Inn, (and The Red Lion and The Gun) are pubs that are Grade II listed buildings in the village, and we are aware that South Hants CAMRA, the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, being a permitted body, are currently submitting an ACV application to have The White Horse listed as an Asset of Community Value, which gives it some protection from development and a breathing space for someone to make a go of running it as a going concern.
As with our usual standard of journalism, we have no idea what the facts are!
We do however wish Benjamin and Vikki, the friendly team behind the bar, and the team in the kitchen, all the best for whatever the future holds.
When we discover more we will let you know.
The White Horse
16 Keyhaven Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QY
www.whitehorsemilfordonsea.co.uk - which no longer works.