An artist’s impression of what the White Hart is expected to look like after refurbishment by owners Admiral Taverns.
An artist’s impression of what the White Hart is expected to look like after refurbishment by owners Admiral Taverns.

The owners of a closed Newark pub are looking for a new landlord to reinvigorate the venue, which is set for £400,000-worth of investment.

The White Hart, which has been closed since 2016, is to undergo major refurbishment by owners Admiral Taverns.

The pub is in White Hart Yard, just off the Market Place, and dates back to the 14th Century.

Ceri Radford, recruitment and training executive at Admiral Taverns, said they were hoping to find a landlord to help make it an exciting option for people in the town.

"It has been closed for around 18 months, and we have been toying with different ideas of what we would like to do with it," she said.

"We have come up with a plan looking to invest in the region of £400,000 to offer Newark a quality dining and drinks offer.

"We want to fully refurbish the internals and externals and create an overall fantastic venue.

"We are looking for someone who has the passion, drive and the experience to do that."

Before the pub closed, it was often viewed as a late-night weekend venue for revellers, but Mrs Radford said they were looking to move in a different direction.

"It is an excellent venue, given its location and the footfall generated around the area, and it creates a bit of a circuit into Newark," she said.

"We are working to make it appealing to as many people as we can.

"In the past it has traded as a late-night venue but we want to come away from that and make it a destination pub in Newark.

"We want to have locally-sourced food and premium drinks to go along with excellent customer service."