Popular landlords of much-loved Meon Valley pub to leave

The Hampshire Bowman

The landlords of the Hampshire Bowman, Mark and Chloe Newman, are leaving the pub

The couple say they will be leaving the Dundridge local at the end of summer when their tenancy ends.

Mark said: “We are tired. We would like to actually spend time with each other and our children. We would like jobs that actually pay a wage and come with some holiday entitlement! We are not moving to a different pub!

“Our tenancy will come to an end in October. The owners of the freehold have put the pub up for sale. This will almost certainly mean a lot of change for The Bowman so enjoy the pub as it is this summer as things may be very different next year – but it will remain a pub and is not being sold for housing.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our families, especially my parents, and all of our staff from over the years for their help and support.

“We would also like to thank you, our loyal customers for all of your love and support over the years.”

The owners of the building have put it on the market for £800,000.