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Our Vision

The pub, formerly known as the White Horse Inn, is an attractive 1913 building in Winterbourne Bassett and is situated just off the A4361, which is a popular route for cyclists and visitors to the Avebury world heritage site. It is also close to The Ridgeway National Trail which is popular with walkers and cyclists.

From 1999 it was owned by Wadworth Brewery and operated under a tied tenancy. The previous tenant decided not to renew their lease, which was due to expire at the end of April 2018, and this led to Wadworth deciding to put the property up for sale in the summer of 2017. 

A group of concerned residents, supported by the Parish Council, formed an initial management committee and set up a Community Benefit Society to purchase the pub, carry out some remodelling and refurbishment, and then re-open it with new tenants.

We will run it as a homely, traditional village pub, for the benefit of the residents of the village, and visitors to the area. We will put in place a tenant who will run the pub for us. It retains the heart of our lovely village, provides a hub for social gathering, good food, drink and cultural activities, and helps promote a cohesive and friendly community in the area. The property supports a range of additional services, including:

  • We installed fast Broadband to enable the pub to become a business hub for local home workers and passing business people.

  • The village previously lacked any play facilities for children, so we installed play equipment for children in the village and for customer use.

  • The village darts team are able to play home matches in their local pub and continue to be part of the local league.

  • The village Book Club has a public place to meet and therefore grow its membership.

  • The village church congregation can use the pub to run fund raising events

  • We installed a public electric vehicle charger for customer use while they are eating or drinking in the pub.

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