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Fears for future as White Horse pub put up for sale

Business / Sat 3rd Sep 2022 am30 09:54am

A HISTORIC Harlow pub has just been put up for sale.

The White Horse pub in Potter Street closed a few months ago.

It was always seen as a historic landmark, where it stood right on the edge of Harlow.

It is now for sale for £500,000

As you can see from the sale details, it could be converted for “alternative uses”. Subject to planning permission.

A few years ago, the Golden Swift in Harlow was protected under legislation as a “Asset of Community Value”. This is where the very active Potter Street community may come in to play.

  • Freehold public house with vacant possession
  • Main road in built up residential area
  • Total floor area approx. 300 sq. m. (3,230 sq. ft.)
  • Plot size approx. 0.1h (0.26 acres)
  • Suitable for alternative uses (STPP)

https://www.fleurets.com/properties/e-218372/freehold-pubs-development-for-sale/white-horse-harlow-essex

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7 Comments for Fears for future as White Horse pub put up for sale:

Lin
2022-09-03 10:10:24

It is a shame in some respects. I remember walking from Perry Spring to common to watch cricket with Mum&Dad. Dad going into pub getting us all & drink & we all sat on grass watching match along with other local families. There is a upside though, least you won't have to worry about sticking to the floor of the pub!!

Drummie
2022-09-03 11:14:24

Never the most welcoming of pubs, and the hairy stairs, sticky floor and Moody owner never helped. How it kept going for so long god only knows

Janice Chinn
2022-09-04 09:27:48

Be nice if it was updated inside and did lunches etc 😊

martin chapman
2022-09-04 10:54:51

would make a good weatherspoons

Strawbs
2022-09-04 12:47:11

Used to be a great local back in the days when Pauline and Eddie ran it with their son John. I last went in there about 4 years ago, nostalgia hit me as I walked in the door. Nothing much had changed, but it needed a good spit and polish. John was still there then too. In some ways, it was lovely that this little pub was just a drinkers pub and nothing fancy, there are so few of these type of pubs left. But I realise that to run a pub these days, you have to serve food and cater for all kinds.

Scouser
2022-09-13 19:25:47

Lin and dummie. If you pissheads didn't spill your beer over the floor it would not be sticky, and you would not have a moody owner would you .

Phil fleming
2022-09-13 21:06:46

The white horse has always been a fantastic pub ,some people's expectations are a bit high ,but you would never find a pub so friendly unlike other pubs in harlow.

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