Meet the Landlord: Peter White of The George Inn

FUNDRAISERS Landlord Peter White, 50, and his wife Alison Munden, 57.  Picture: Malcolm Wells (121102-8440)
FUNDRAISERS Landlord Peter White, 50, and his wife Alison Munden, 57. Picture: Malcolm Wells (121102-8440)
James Taylor at his desk in his office at 116 High Street, Old Portsmouth.

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LANDLORD Peter White makes room for hobbies in between his long hours behind the bar at The George Inn.

Each week Peter plays golf at Southwick Park Golf Club, in Pinsley Drive, Southwick.

He also leads The George Inn Golf Society– a team of golfers from his pub who play at courses across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey.

Mr White is also a freemason and meets up with fellow freemasons at Five Heads Lodge, in Five Heads Road, Horndean.

As part of his role as senior warden at the lodge Mr White makes sure its members are looked after and the lodge is kept up to scratch.

‘It’s important to switch off and do other things –especially as I mainly work inside all day,’ Mr White said.

‘I really enjoy playing golf whether its on a sunny or a rainy day.

‘It gives me a real sense of freedom and I love the camaraderie that comes with it.

‘Plus it gives me a bit of exercise and some fresh air.’

Mr White has been in the pub trade for 22 years.

During that time he has worked at the Old Mill Hotel, in Salisbury, The Royal Oak, in Midhurst, and at The Packhorse, in Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, with his wife Alison Munden.

The couple have also ran a pub in the Cotswolds.

Prior to their marriage Ms Munden ran pubs in Widley, Wickham and Lovedean with her former partner.

Mr White said: ‘The George Inn is an easy pub to run and we’ve been fortunate because our time here has gone so well.

‘I honestly can’t see us ever leaving.

‘We love the place and the people here.’