The Colonial Bar closed in November 2015, the leaseholder was unable to negotiate an extension of their 10 year lease with the site owner. The site is owned by The Wellington Pub Company. As documented on this blog a number of local businesses came forward to offer to take over the Colonial Bar but were … Continue reading this article ››
The Jubilee Field Play Park in Horndean has been completely revamped and includes a brand new section for older children. The Jubilee Field Play Park is not to be confused with Jubilee Park in Waterlooville; Jubilee Field is in Crouch Lane which is just off Catherington Lane, Horndean. This park is owned and maintained by … Continue reading this article ››
Quick photograph of the work in progress at Merchistoun Hall’s bandstand. The bandstand is being built through donated services/materials from local businesses. Students from Highbury College are also involved in the construction.
I am sorry to report that the building that was the Good Intent / Colonial Bar has well and truly GONE! It took less than a month to demolish one of Horndean’s landmark buildings. 185 years of history gone in almost a blink. At the time of posting, planning permission to build something new hasn’t … Continue reading this article ››
Earlier in the week I was on my way back from Horndean towards Waterlooville and as part of my journey I had to pass the Catherington Lane Traffic lights. I remember this junction prior to the A3(M) when it was simply a ‘T’ junction with the A3. I remember this junction when a roundabout was … Continue reading this article ››
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 … Continue reading this article ››
In May 2015 we reported that the Colonial Bar in Horndean was to close, then in November 2015 we reported that the owner of the building wanted to demolish the site. We are sorry to tell you that East Hants District Council has given the go-ahead for the demolition of Horndean’s 185 year old The … Continue reading this article ››
Back in 2008 Horndean was spoilt for choice for drinking establishments; The Brewers Arms, The Anchor, The Colonial Bar, The Ship & Bell and The Red Lion were all open for business. In total there were 5 pubs to choose from. The Anchor was the first casualty of Horndean’s pubs. After a brief period re-branded … Continue reading this article ››