Campaigning to restore a much-loved village pub in Kimpton, Hertfordshire

  “community pubs have a 99% success rate.”

UK community enterprise support group The Plunkett Foundation



  • To preserve The White Horse public house and return it to use as a country pub/ cafe/ restaurant serving Kimpton village and its surrounding community


To create:

  • A food-led pub serving locally sourced traditional ales, other drinks and quality food from the pub kitchen
  • A daytime café service offering quality coffee, tea and refreshments to the many walkers and cyclists who use the footpaths and cycling routes around the village
  • A social hub for the village and its numerous clubs and societies


  • Purchase and renovate The White Horse through a Community Benefit Society with funds raised through community share investment, complemented by additional grant funding from various local and national schemes
  • Maintain an open and constructive dialogue with the owner to negotiate purchase of the pub and seek to pay a fair price for the freehold in line with its market value as a pub
  • Campaign to protect The White Horse status as an Asset of Community Value, Grade 2 listed building and its designated planning use class as a pub
  • Restore the image of this precious conservation area by renovating the pub’s High St frontage – the moment freehold is acquired

For more detailed information about the Save Our White Horse campaign,  visit the FAQ page via this button.

 campaign news

Updates and articles from the ‘Save Our White Horse’ campaign 

June Popup to feature nationally renowned harmony trio

June Popup to feature nationally renowned harmony trio

Lizzy Hardingham and Culverake at 14 June Popup Pub Powerhouse folk performer Lizzy Hardingham and her trio Culverake (Matt Quinn & Seb Stone) will provide some very special entertainment at the next Save Our White Horse Popup Pub event on 14 June at The Dacre...

THAT’S why we do Pop-Ups! What a night it was!

THAT’S why we do Pop-Ups! What a night it was!

Well what a night we had on the 8th March. Proof, if any were needed, of the strength our campaign is gathering. We're feeling support from so many quarters now; the Plunkett organisation, Camra, members of which were in attendance, local and national politicians -...

You’re doing a PopUp pub on Friday 8 March? Why?

You’re doing a PopUp pub on Friday 8 March? Why?

Hi friends, the Save Our White Horse  campaign has one simple aim - to work hard to get your pub back. We've been organising Pop-Up pubs for quite a while now - but why? What's the aim of these evenings?To answer that, it's worth thinking back to the Pop-Up pubs we've...