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Hope for 'iconic' Spalding Ye Olde White Horse that has been 'closed far too long'

It is hoped that an ‘iconic’ pub-restaurant that has been ‘closed far too long’ could soon be reopening its doors.

As reported by this paper, Spalding’s Ye Olde White Horse - which has been closed for more than three years - is advertising for a couple to take over at the venue on Churchgate.

Coun Gary Taylor, who holds the communities and facilities portfolio at South Holland District Council, would love to see drinkers back round the bar at the ‘lively’ watering hole, a 16th century building with an eyecatching thatched roof.

Ye Olde White Horse, Spading (60977706)
Ye Olde White Horse, Spading (60977706)

“I’ve been working on this regarding our economic development scheme at the council, to try to contact Samuel Smith’s and promote that vacancy,” he said.

“It’s an iconic building, that thatched roof, in a prominent part of town.

“It had a good community feel to the place and we don’t want to see anything unfortunate happen to that building.

“We want that back into use as a community pub and building.”

Yorkshire-based Samuel Smith Old Brewery are advertising the role for a couple to breathe fresh life into the pub and eaterie which has been shut since former landlords Sean Packham and Jason Kibble left in September 2019.

“We hope an appropriate couple come forward and apply for the job and it’s successful and open again soon,” added Coun Taylor.

“It’s a good use of a building (Ye Old White Horse) and we do want that back in use.

“It was a good place for food and drink and it had a lively atmosphere in there.

“Absolutely we do need to get it open again. It’s been empty now for far too long.

“It closed just before lockdown, so it’s been closed far too long.”

Anyone interested in the vacant role can call Samuel Smith’s on 07771 555 354 before the closing date on December 9.

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