Since the White Hart in Bratton Fleming closed in December 2012,

the village has not had a pub. This website is for everyone

who wants to see the White Hart re-opened as a pub

at the centre of the Bratton Fleming community.  

To this end we have founded

The Bratton Fleming Community Benefit Society Ltd.


This company has been created with the help of the Plunkett Foundation to do all we can to get our pub back.

Due to the growing number of Firms that have generously decided to sponsor us, and in particular our POP UP PUB events, we now have a new page on this website to thank them properly called our support.

On the 14 December 2021, a new planning application for The White Hart, Bratton Fleming, has been submitted by the owner for ‘Conversion and extensions to form five open market dwelling units and one dwelling unit for social rent’.  The details of the application can be found by following the link below (application ref:  74082).  


We are currently absorbing the details with a view to responding in due course, but suffice it to say that we remain committed to retaining The White Hart as a public house and valuable asset at the heart of our community and are continuing to fight to ensure it is not only protected from inappropriate development, but ultimately brought back into use as a public house for the benefit of our community, as many other communities across the country have successfully managed to do.  We would urge you all to review the details of the application and make your feelings known by submitting a response via the North Devon Council Planning portal on the link below.  The deadline for comments is 11th January 2022.' https://planning.northdevon.gov.uk/Planning/Display/74082?cuuid=5502050C-8300-448E-8370-31EE9FEEFFBB

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