White Hart Community Inn
The White Hart Inn started trading in 1769 and was the last traditional pub in the village before it closed in May 2019. Having raised enough money to buy the White Hart our offer to purchase was AGREED on 18th January 2021
St Dogmaels is a warm and welcoming village on the shore of Cardigan Bay. The community have supported the fundraising and are excited that our offer has been agreed
You can donate whatever you feel you can afford to help us restore the Hart to our village. We still need to raise more funds to open the doors so keep buying shares and supporting the project
Community Shares are the best way to support this community venture, you will have a voting voice and help to keep a vital part of the history of the village and the life of the community running.
Community pubs are the heart of any village society, bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to share interests and enthusiasms
Why should I invest?
This is not only about buying a pub. It’s about helping to sustain our community.
White Hart Community Inn
SO FAR – £245000
This is the White Hart Community Beer meter.
It started empty, but we need it full to the brim to continue
Can you help?
We want the White Hart to be:
- a warm, welcoming, supportive community hub at the centre of our rural village, promoting the Welsh language and culture
- a friendly meeting place for families, neighbours and visitors to enjoy good company, real ale and sensibly-priced, locally-sourced wholesome food
- a commercially viable, sustainable business with year-round employment for staff that helps the local economy and provides lasting value for the wider community.
What’s a Community pub?
The White Hart Community Inn Ltd is a Community Benefit Society that has been formed to purchase The White Hart and secure its future for the benefit of the community. It is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (registered Mutual Society number: 8153). The purpose of a Community Benefit Society is to serve the broader interests of the community and profits must be used for the benefit of the community.
The purchase of the minimum number of community shares will confer membership of the Society, giving members control over the business through the annual election of a Management Committee and voting rights on significant issues at regular meetings. All members will have an equal vote, regardless of the size of their shareholding, and will have the protection of limited liability.
The community pub will be a free house that serves local beers and sensibly priced, freshly cooked, good food prepared using locally sourced ingredients. It will continue to be the heart of the village as a place for social gathering, cultural activities, somewhere to meet people and exchange information, and it will promote a cohesive and friendly community in the area. It is our intention that the pub will work closely with, and in support of, the other community facilities and clubs in the area.
St Dogmaels is a warm and welcoming village on the shore of Cardigan Bay; the cottages clamber up the hillside and tumble down the cwms, the lanes twist and dip, the night sky is black velvet and it’s the beautiful start and finish of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
The village has a strong community spirit. It is a large fishing, farming and sea-faring community and now a popular destination for tourists and seasonal visitors. Many residents are Welsh-speaking. There is an active group of artists and craft-workers.
St Dogmaels has a 12th century Abbey reaching back to the distant past, a school reaching out to the families of the future, a church, a church hall, a Memorial Hall, a Post Office, an art gallery, a garage and a well-stocked village shop and an award winning weekly market
News and Articles
7th February 2021
Villagers at St Dogmaels refused to accept closure of their local pub the White Hart
22nd January 2021
St Dogmaels community celebrates as bid accepted to buy White Hart Inn
23rd December 2020
St Dogmaels pub campaigners urge locals to support their local
20th November 2020
St Dogmaels residents still working to buy White Hart Inn as a community-run pub
24th November 2020
St Dogmaels villagers urged to back campaign to reopen White Hart
10th January 2020
Second homes cash to help St Dogmaels White Hart Community Inn appeal
25th June 2019
Bid to save White Hart Inn at St Dogmaels receives huge boost
12th May 2019
St Dogmaels locals battle to keep White Hart Inn
17th April 2019
Cash rolling in for White Hart Community Inn project at St Dogmaels
8th March 2019
Public meeting called to keep open St Dogmaels’ White Hart Inn
The west Wales village where the locals are trying to buy a centuries old pub
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