Belfast Telegraph

Historic Co Down pub and restaurant is snapped up by new owner

By John Mulgrew

A Co Down pub and restaurant formerly owned by a Northern Ireland brewer has been sold. The 200-year-old White Horse in Saintfield was sold to Gavin Bates, who current runs Ryan's on the Lisburn Road in Belfast.

The sale price has not been disclosed.

"The White Horse is an historical, traditional, family-friendly bar and restaurant at the hub of the local community and I am really enjoying building relationships with our customers," Mr Bates said.

GVA NI acted on behalf of Bernard Sloan, who owns the Whitewater Brewery in Castlewellan.

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