Horndean pub to become a Beefeater

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A LISTED village pub is set to be re-branded after a refurbishment.

The Table Table Red Lion in Horndean Square is undergoing construction work before it joins the Beefeater chain.

Once work at the Havant Road establishment is completed, it will become one of more than 140 branches of Beefeater across the country.

The pub is part of the Whitbread group – which owns Premier Inn – the pub’s neighbouring hotel.

The renovation comes after plans were submitted to East Hampshire District Council to update the site to enable it to become a Beefeater.

Minutes from an EHDC meeting confirmed work will comprise ‘repairs and redecoration’ to the pub’s external painted walls, with the ‘display of various signs’ in-line with the re-branding.

The listed building will also have new ‘suitable’ windows installed.

In a design and access statement submitted to council planners, it was said the re-branding proposals would ‘enhance the current setting’ of the building, which is in a state of ‘dilapidation’.