The White Horse in Disley has reopened after an intensive five-week £220k refurbishment from Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery and licensee Amy Waddington-Green. The pub, originally purchased by Robinsons in 1949, had become a little tired over the years and was in need of a brighter and more welcoming atmosphere and an improved layout. Thanks to the substantial investment, the White Horse has been transformed and re-established as a landmark community pub.
Externally, the pub has been illuminated, redecorated, and redesigned. A striking signage scheme, featuring neutral colours of whites, greens and the instantly recognisable Robinsons copper, now blankets the walls and a new entrance has been created to the rear of the building, making the pub more accessible for customers. “I am delighted at the amazing transformation that the White Horse has undergone,” says Amy, “the pub is unrecognisable! Our customer base has been hugely extended to include some of the more youthful residents of the village.”
Internally, the entire area has been revitalised and refreshed, following a delicate colour scheme of pastel greens, stone and oatmeal. An illuminated oak tree takes centre stage on the rear wall in the cosy dining area, portraying one of the pub’s most alluring and attractive features, and radiates a relaxed feel – perfect for the coming winter months.
Customers can expect comfort from new fixed and loose brown leather and tartan fabric seating, alongside stylish lime-washed wooden furniture to match the new oak flooring throughout. Atmospheric mood lighting has been fitted in all areas of the pub, with gleaming pendants over dining tables and the bar, and fixed wall lighting helping to set the perfect mood. One of the biggest changes is the installation of a stunning new oak bar, featuring patterned panelling.
If you’re looking for a place to sit back, relax and enjoy excellent food and drink in stylish, comfortable surroundings, the White Horse serves freshly prepared mouth-watering food, seven days a week, with frequent menu changes to reflect the seasons and local ingredients.
For more information, visit the White Horse website.