I am sorry to say there is No Good Intent for Horndean’s Colonial Bar from the landowner; despite a number of businesses offering to take on and renovate the building the landowners have gone ahead with demolition of one of Horndean’s most visible +180 year old iconic structures.
Back in the 1970’s the Colonial Bar was called The Good Intent, and way, way before that (1830’s) it was named The Woodman. The Good Intent in the 70’s was a family restaurant and during its history passed through The Schooner Inn and The Berni Inn chains.
The landowner’s current intention is to allow the land to remain empty. We don’t expect any planning permission to be submitted until the 2020’s due Horndean having met it’s house building quota for the foreseeable future.
The only remaining Horndean pubs will be The Ship and Bell and The Red Lion.
Horndean has lost 60% of it’s pubs since 2009.
Current trading is no measure to whether a pub is closed by the landowner, so which Horndean public house is next for closure?