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19th March 2024

Take A Look Inside New Gosport Pub Following £239,000 Refurbishment

The White Horse, on Nobes Avenue in Gosport re-opened on Friday 8th March following a major investment of £239,000.

The pub is part of the Proper Pubs division at Admiral Taverns and has undergone a transformational internal and external refurbishment to give the White Horse a brand-new look and fresh décor to appeal to all the local community.

Inside, the pub has received new furniture, fixtures, fittings and flooring throughout as well as a full redecoration to the main bar area, function space and games room to give it a vibrant and contemporary feel. Outside, the pub features updated lighting and signage to greet customers and has received an exciting garden revamp to include a new lawn, wooden benches and pontoon lighting providing a more modern, welcoming look.

For opening night, the customers were able to enjoy a live set from DJ Les as well as a karaoke night.

Operator of The White Horse, Philip Coleman, said: “Opening night was brilliant! It was amazing to welcome all our customers, old and new, to the newly transformed pub and it was great to be able to show off everything that the White Horse has to offer.

The feedback we’ve received from the community so far has been incredible, and we can’t wait to see them again soon!” 

The White Horse hosts a wide range of drinks offers as well as TNT, Sky Sports and horse racing channels for customers to enjoy. Moving forward, Philip looks forward to introducing a regular schedule of entertainment including quiz and bingo nights and will host both pool and darts teams to bring the community together. In addition, the operator will run a series of fundraising events for local charities and will specifically work alongside a fellow local resident to supply meals to people in need.

Matthew Gurney, Operations Director for Proper Pubs, said: “The refurbishment at the White Horse looks fantastic and I’m pleased that the opening night went so well! This was a really well-deserved result for the team following all their hard work   to make the pub a success. 

On behalf of the Proper Pubs team, we would like to wish Philip every success for the future in making The White Horse a vital community hub.” 

Proper Pubs is always supporting its communities through an array of events and charity fundraising initiatives, from Easter Egg collections to local foodbank donations and charity walks. In the run up to Christmas, Proper Pubs gave back to its communities through collecting 20,000 Christmas selection boxes and other festive treats and donating them to local charities in need. The Group has also been recognised for its defibrillator fundraising and installation campaign which has already saved 11 lives.

The White Horse is located on Nobes Avenue, Gosport PO13 0HU, UK


Admiral Taverns (“Admiral”), the UK’s number one community pub group. Headquartered in Chester; the Group operates a national estate of c.1,500 predominantly wet-led community pub. Admiral’s unique operational approach has earnt industry recognition with the Group shortlisted for both Best Community Pub Operator, and Best Partnership Pub Company (501+ Sites) in this year’s Publican Awards, as well as winning Best Leased and Tenanted Pub Company in 2019, 2016 and 2013 and ranked highly commended as Best Community Pub Operator in 2017. The Group has also been consistently highly rated by licensees in the industry’s independent annual Tenant Track survey, exceeding the scores of all its national peers.

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