Many people have expressed their sadness of seeing the Moss family leave but have also wished them the very best for their future.

The long serving managers of the White Hart – Andy and Julie Moss – have announced that they are leaving the popular pub and hotel in September 2012. The business is owned by Arkell’s Brewery Ltd which is based in Swindon.

Many people have already expressed their shock, sadness and also best wishes for their future, on the White Hart’s Facebook page.


Under Andy, Julie, and family brewery Arkells, the White Hart has become a focal point for many local activities, as well as supporting many community initiatives, from helping with school football kit to running charity events. Local groups also regularly use the pub; a whole range of promotions and events are held, and of course the beer is always good.

The pub is listed in Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide and they were runner’s up in the Pub of The Year competition last year – see story on that HERE.


Andy and Julie told the staff of their planned departure first, at a staff party on Sunday night. Photo © Kristie Hayes.

A statement issued by the Moss’s following a staff party at the pub on Sunday night said,

In September Andy and I will leave the White Hart.

It has been nine years, so, so many drinks, meals, events, parties and good times, spent with the most absolutely amazing community and customers. We have met great friends, been lucky enough to have employed outstanding staff and brought up two children in wonderful Whitchurch. We are great believers that friends are still friends where ever you go.

We hope you will give all that great support shown to us to the new managers aswell.
We really hope to see as many of you as possible before we go.

For all the above reasons – we owe you all a big THANKYOU!
Julie & Andy Moss


The recruitment of new managers for the White Hart has begun. The company states,

This is a rare opportunity to join Arkell’s managed house division and we are looking for a highly motivated management couple who love being hands on, who know first impressions count and those expectations are not just there to be met; they are there to be exceeded.

Details about how to apply for the positions are available on the Arkell’s Brewery Ltd website HERE.

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