The Royal Oak in Ecchinswell is the latest in a line of pubs in North West Hampshire to close its doors.
"This was a popular village pub; and, althought the ceiling was too low for me to stand up in it, I enjoyed looking in from time to time. I am sorry that its doors have closed, and have pledged my support to the committee established in the village that is trying to have it re-opened"
"My view is that, while social patterns are changing, there are opportunities for village pubs to develop new markets and to flourish. I will do what I can to help the Royal Oak find its feet again."
Following a village meeting on May 16th, The Chief Executive of Enterprise Inns was approached, and the pub is re-opening on June 3rd.
"This is geat news - and i know that the village will support the decision to re-open the pub by using it.