Another pub is facing closure

The White Hart, New Mills
The White Hart, New Mills

Brewery bosses have called time on yet another High Peak pub raising questions over the future of the site.

Frederic Robinsons brewery, which owns the White Hart, in New Mills, has announced the Dye House Lane pub will close this summer.

In a statement, the brewery said: “At Robinsons we have a policy to support our community and traditional pubs. However as many other brewers have found some of our smaller pubs have struggled to remain viable businesses in recent years for both the tenants and the brewery.

“ Reluctantly we have taken the decision to close the White Hart at New Mills – these decisions are always difficult and only taken after a lot of careful thought and consideration.”

A spokesman for the firm added the current licensees handed their notice in and the company is uncertain what it is going to do with the site.

Councillor Ray Atkins, who represents New Mills at High Peak Borough Council, said: “I would be reluctant to lose another pub, we have already lost a lot over the last ten years.”

He said he hoped the premises would still be used as a pub or possibly converted into a restaurant.

The brewery recently closed the Wheatsheaf, in Dove Holes, while it searched for new licensees for it. It has yet to confirm the exact date the White Hart will close.