Pub saved from closure set to re-open this week

White Hart on the Green. Photo courtesy of Google Maps Street View SUS-150929-121431001
White Hart on the Green. Photo courtesy of Google Maps Street View SUS-150929-121431001

A pub in Crowborough has been rescued from closure and is set to open this week after a £500,000 investment, creating up to 30 new jobs for local people.

The newly named ‘White Hart on the Green’ next to Chapel Green, will open on Friday, October 2 as a traditional British country pub, serving freshly-prepared classic pub food and favourite real ales.

New manager Robin Mallia will be welcoming customers and local residents as his guests from 5pm to a champagne and canape reception, showcasing tasters from the pub’s new menu. Throughout the evening, guests will be entertained with music from acoustic artist Dana Mckeon.

The pub opens with a menu featuring the very best in British pub favourites, and it will also be celebrating the British love of pies with a two-month festival, featuring eight different pies.

With ten cask ale pumps on the bar, the pub will serve a regularly rotating selection of national and locally sourced cask beers including from Sharps’ Doom Bar, Adnams’ Ghostship and a selection of ales from West Sussex based Dark Star Brewing.

Three craft beers will be on tap at any one time with the pub opening with Meantime, Longhorn IPA and Brooklyn lager.

The pub will host a cask ale night every Monday when all pints will be available for £2.50. A new Sunday evening quiz will launch too.

Speaking about the new pub, general manager Robin Mallia said: “I am thrilled that we have been able to revitalise such an historic building and create an exciting new chapter in its history.

“The White Hart on the Green will be a fantastic new local for Crowborough and I look forward to welcoming many residents from the area over the coming weeks and months.”

The White Hart on the Green will open daily from 9am, closing at 11pm Sunday to Thursday and at midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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