The Angel Inn reopened with reduced hours on Tuesday 14 February after a customer lost their life at the pub on the afternoon of Saturday 11 February.
Dorset Police and paramedics attended the incident at the Ringwood Road site, which is owned by Dorset-based business Hall & Woodhouse, following reports of the sudden death of a woman in her early 20’s at 4.32pm on Saturday.
According to a report in local publication the Daily Echo, a Dorset Police spokeswoman said: “It is not believed that there are any suspicious circumstances. The woman’s next have kin have been informed and the coroner has been made aware.”
The pubco, which operates more than 250 public houses in the south of England and brews under the name Badger Brewery, said it was “working closely with the authorities” to understand how the “terrible event” occurred.
Thoughts and sympathies
Additionally, Hall & Woodhouse, which was founded in 1777, chairman Anthony Woodhouse said he was “shocked and devastated” by the tragedy.
He said: “I am shocked and devastated to learn that a guest who was dining at the Angel Inn in Longham tragically lost their life following a medical emergency. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family at this unimaginably difficult time.
“We made the decision to close the Angel Inn on Saturday as a mark of respect to the guest and their family, and in consideration of our team to whom we are providing ongoing support.”