Belfast Telegraph

White Horse sold off: Co Down pub formerly owned by brewer

By John Mulgrew

A Co Down pub and restaurant formerly owned by a Northern Ireland brewer has been sold.

The 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.

"We are delighted to have expanded our business into Saintfield," Mr Bates said.

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

"Our food offering has something to cater for everyone’s taste buds, with the 60 seater bar restaurant serving up a varied menu of gastro pub food and The Flaming Crust Pizza restaurant on the lower level of the property serving authentic Italian pizza from the wood fired oven.

"Our menus feature popular mid-week and weekend specials and all of our food is freshly prepared each day using local ingredients, including meat from our nearby butcher."

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

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