Due to the Covid-19 Virus, in accordance with Government directive, the White Lion, together with many other pubs, has been required to close for the foreseeable future. However, the Aldershot Community Pub Committee are still holding virtual meetings to ensure that saving the White Lion still continues to make progress.
The White Lion is a thriving local pub and many people are concerned about losing it. The building is up for sale so it will only stay open if it can be bought by people who want to keep it running as a pub.
Over the last few years, we have already lost all of these locals just in this part of town: La Fontaine, The Wheelwright Arms, The Prince Albert, The Heron, The Queens Head, The Heroes of Lucknow, The White Swan, The Beehive, The Prince of Wales, The Lord Clyde, etc. These are all now shops, houses or flats. Oh, and then there’s The Red Lion, whose future, like The White Lion, now hangs in the balance.
Soon we will have nowhere left to meet within walking distance of our homes and it will soon be too late to do anything about it.
Have your say now and add your weight to the evidence that there’s a real demand to keep this pub open. You don’t need to be a White Lion customer or even a regular pub-goer, your support in this venture would be valued.