Demolished Barking pub seeks new owner

PUBLISHED: 12:26 15 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:26 15 April 2016

The White Horse in Barking is being demolished this week

The White Horse in Barking is being demolished this week


A disused pub which is being demolished this week could soon be replaced by another after the council made calls for a "similar facility".

The White Horse in Barking, formerly known as the Pickled Newt, has been boarded up since it closed in December 2013. Its chequered history includes an incident in 2002, when two men were jailed for life for killing a karaoke-singing patron.

But the London Road watering hole’s future looks brighter after the council called for applications to consider another pub in its place.

A spokesman for the council said: “The site is identified within the Barking Town Centre Housing Zone for a housing-led scheme including ground floor floor commercial/creative uses.

“A planning application is expected towards the end of the year and any application would need to address the loss of the pub by reproviding a similar facility in line with our planning policies.”

Click here to read the demolition order.

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