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8th April 2024

Heartwood acquires The White Hart, Lymington

Heartwood Collection, the leading UK hospitality group backed by Alchemy Partners, has acquired The White Hart, Lymington from the Stonegate Group. The acquisition continues the Group’s ambitious growth plans and it remains on track to grow to over 60 sites by 2027.

Built in the late 1700’s, The White Hart is a Grade II listed building located on the edge of the New Forest. Following the acquisition, the pub will undergo a significant multi-million pound refurbishment to restore and preserve its many historical features including its part-tiled exterior and beamed interior. The sympathetic renovations will infuse the pub with Heartwood’s signature warm, quirky style to create a welcoming bar, dining room and beautiful outdoor space for dining.

Guests will be able to enjoy Heartwood’s seasonally-changing menu which is developed in line with the Group’s ethos for delivering sustainable, fresh food. This sits neatly alongside a carefully selected wine list, cask ales, beers and cocktails.

Heartwood has the highest possible rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (Three stars) and also recently won ‘Best Food-Led Pub Group 2023’ at the Restaurant Magazine’s Awards, ‘Best Managed Pub Group (up to 50 sites)’ and ‘Best Operations Team’ at the prestigious Publican Awards 2024.

Richard Ferrier, CEO, Heartwood Collection, said:

“The White Hart is a beautiful pub that is clearly much loved by the local community in what is a fantastic location. We’re looking forward to restoring this pub and returning it to its former glory. We have long wanted to open in or close to Lymington and are delighted to have found the White Hart.”

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Notes to editors

Heartwood Collection is the Group that operates 23 Heartwood Inns pubs and 14 Brasserie Blanc restaurants across the UK. Heartwood Collection’s current site portfolio is as follows:


The Barley Mow – Englefield Green, Surrey

The Black Horse – Thame, Oxfordshire

The Black Horse – Reigate, Surrey

The Black Swan – Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

The Boot – Histon, Cambridgeshire

The Britannia – Parkstone, Dorset

The British Queen – Locksbottom, Kent

The Cricketers – Cobham, Surrey

The Hare – Harrow Weald, Middlesex

The Highwayman – Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

The Jobber’s Rest – Upminster, Essex

The Jolly Farmer – Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire

The King’s Arms – Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The King’s Head – Teddington, Middlesex

The March Hare – Guildford, Surrey

The Oaks – Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset

The Plough & Harrow – Long Ditton, Surrey

The Queen’s Head – Weybridge, Surrey

The Quill & Scholar – Lichfield, Staffordshire

The Red Deer – Horsham, West Sussex

The Sun Inn – Chobham, Surrey

The White Bear – Ruislip, Middlesex

The White Horse – Dorking, Surrey

Upcoming openings:

The Rising Sun – Reading, Berkshire. Opening June 2024

The Ropemaker – Emsworth, Hampshire. Opening Summer 2024

The Coat & Bear – Newbury, Berkshire. Opening Summer 2024

The White Hart – Lewes, East Sussex. Opening Autumn 2024

The Royal Forest – Epping Forest, Essex. Opening Autumn 2024

The Prince of Wales – East Barnet, London. Opening late 2024

The Old Crown – Great Bookham, Surrey. Opening late 2024

Brasserie Blanc Restaurants

London – Chancery Lane

London – Fulham Reach

London – Southbank

London – Threadneedle Street





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Heartwood Collection is backed by Alchemy Partners. recently announced news that Heartwood Collection recently secured an additional £100m of funding from its owner Alchemy Partners and its banking partner OakNorth to support the Group’s continued growth in freehold pubs and freehold pubs-with-rooms.

Heartwood Inns has been awarded the Best Managed Pub Group and Best Operations Team Awards at the Publican Awards 2024 alongside the R200 Best Food-Led Pub Group Awards. It has been shortlisted for four Casual Dining Awards including Best Pub Group and Best Employer.

Press Contact

For any media enquiries please contact Emma Martin: / 020 3166 2727

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