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The White Horse

This article was published in July 2013. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

The White HorseThe White Horse is now fully open after being closed for extensive maintenance and considerable refurbishment during part of June.

We are of course sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused but hope our customers feel that the result was worth the wait.

Village Pub goes smoke free six months early

This article was published in January 2007. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

No Smoking from 1 January 2007 in The White Horse

David Sparrow from The White Horse, in Market Square, thought he'd give locals a helping hand with their new year's resolutions, to give up the ciggies, by introducing a smoking ban from January 1 - half a year ahead of the government's planned July 1 deadline.

The pub specialises in good food and beer and David said that 80 per cent of his customers didn't smoke anyway, so generally, the regulars have embraced the ban. But for those desperate for a puff David has provided a covered area outside complete with heat lamp.

He said: "It is nice clean air in my pub and customers can eat knowing that they won't get smoke blown over them."

David is getting quite a reputation for his controversial schemes - readers may remember that his pub was a football free zone during the World Cup tournament last year!

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 9 January 2007

Ten cottages for £180

This article was published in February 1900. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

On Friday afternoon the 2nd instant at the White Horse Inn Eaton Bray, Messrs Hart and son of Leighton Buzzard, offered for sale by auction in one lot by direction of the executors of the late Mr William Mathews of London ten free hold cottages in two blocks situate in Chapel Yard Eaton Bray.

The buildings are of brick and slate each containing four rooms with three newly-erected wash-houses in a paved channelled drained yard and various domestic and sanitary conveniences and all are let producing an aggregate yearly rental of £37 14s.

The purchaser was Mr Chas Rogers of Eaton Bray at £180.

This property was afterwards sold privately and re-sold at a substantial profit in each case.

Source: Luton Times and Advertiser, Friday 16th February 1900