Heartwood Collection acquires Lymington pub

The company bought the Grade II-listed pub from the Stonegate Group.

Heartwood Collection, the hospitality group backed by Alchemy Partners, has acquired The White Hart in Lymington from the Stonegate Group

The deal continues Heartwood's ambitious growth plans, remaining on track to grow to over 60 sites by 2027. 

The White Hart

Built in the late 1700s, The White Hart is a Grade II-listed building located on the edge of the New Forest. Following the acquisition, the pub will undergo a multi-million-pound refurbishment to restore and preserve its historical features, including its part-tiled exterior and beamed interior. 

Guests will be able to enjoy Heartwood's seasonally-changing menu, developed in line with the group's ethos for delivering sustainable, fresh food. This sits alongside a carefully curated wine list, cask ales, beers and cocktails. 

"The White Hart is a beautiful pub that is clearly much loved by the local community in what is a fantastic location," says group CEO Richard Ferrier. "We're looking forward to restoring this pub and returning it to its former glory. We have long wanted to open in or close to Lymington and are delighted to have found The White Hart."

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