New pub with rooms…

Yesterday was a monumental day for our business as we completed the acquisition of The White Horse, Dorking, a 56-bedroom Grade II listed inn, our very first pub with rooms under Heartwood Inns. The team is already on site discussing bringing our vision for this gorgeous property to life, which will throw open its doors in early 2024. 

Our multi-million pound investment will see The White Horse undergo a sensitive refurbishment over the coming months that will preserve the historic features of the Grade II listed building whilst also injects our signature cosy and characterful style. In addition to a complete refurbishment of the 56 bedrooms, the design scheme, led by award-winning designers Concorde BGW Group, will include a characterful bar for locals and visitors to enjoy. It will have a traditional stone fireplace and retain many original features. This will include a cosy snug area, a charming dining room and a garden room serving the Group’s signature fresh, seasonal menu. The inn will also have a large courtyard terrace with outdoor seating for all to enjoy.

Our Managing Director, Richard Ferrier said “We are very excited to announce the acquisition of The White Horse, Dorking as Heartwood Inns’ first pub with rooms. The pub is steeped in history and will fit beautifully with the rest of our pub estate. This represents a significant step for the Group as we accelerate our ambition to become the market-leading operator of premium freehold pubs and pubs with rooms in the UK”.