This popular pub at the heart of the community in Gosport has reopened its doors following a refurbishment costing nearly £250,000.

The White Horse, on Nobes Avenue, has enjoyed a complete transformation internally and externally to give it a new look with fresh décor.

At a special opening night party, pub goers enjoyed a live set from DJ Les and a karaoke night. 

Daily Echo: The White Horse in Gosport has reopened following a £239,000 refurbishment

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Operator of The White Horse, Philip Coleman, said: “Opening night was brilliant! It was amazing to welcome all our customers, old and new, to the newly transformed pub and it was great to be able to show off everything that the White Horse has to offer.

"The feedback we’ve received from the community so far has been incredible, and we can’t wait to see them again soon!”

Inside, the pub has received new furniture, fixtures, fittings and flooring throughout as well as a full redecoration to the main bar area, function space and games room to give it a vibrant and contemporary feel.

Daily Echo: The White Horse in Gosport has reopened following a £239,000 refurbishment

Outside, there's updated lighting and signage to greet customers, plus an exciting garden revamp to include a new lawn, wooden benches and pontoon lighting.

A total of £239,000 was spent on the pub, part of the Proper Pubs division at Admiral Taverns. 

The White Horse has a range of drinks offers as well as TNT, Sky Sports and horse racing channels for customers to enjoy.

Philip looks forward to introducing a regular schedule of entertainment including quiz and bingo nights and will also host both pool and darts teams.

Daily Echo: The White Horse in Gosport has reopened following a £239,000 refurbishment

A series of fundraising events for local charities will take place and pub staff will work alongside a local resident to supply meals to people in need. 

Proper Pubs is always supporting its communities through an array of events and charity fundraising initiatives, from Easter Egg collections to local foodbank donations and charity walks. The Group has also been recognised for its defibrillator fundraising and installation campaign which has already saved 11 lives.

Matthew Gurney, Operations Director for Proper Pubs, added: “The refurbishment looks fantastic and I’m pleased that the opening night went so well.

"This was a really well-deserved result for the team following all their hard work to make the pub a success."