White Hart pub in Sturminster Newton sold before going to auction

The White Hart pub in Sturminster Newton

Once a pub in Sturminster Newton, The White Hart has finally sold after shutting its doors more than a year ago.

The pub was listed for sale with a guide price of £275,000 + VAT on and other sites but had little interest.

Just before it was due to be auctioned off by Clive Emson with a guide price of £200,000 – £220,000, it finally sold.

Rob Marchant, the firm’s Dorset auctioneer, said: “A buyer came forward, making an acceptable offer to the vendor. The White Hart has not traded as a public house for over a year now and we were instructed by the building’s then-owner to sell. It is considered that the property may be suitable for other commercial or residential uses, subject to planning consents. However, we are not privy to any plans the new owner may or may not have.”

White Hart pub in Sturminster Newton inside

White Hart pub at Market Cross, Sturminster Newton

The White Hart was described as a public house is a historic 18th Century building, but needed “considerable modernisation”.

The freehold grade II listed property boasts accommodation on 3 floors, public bar, club room, dining area, a car park and a small garden.

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