Mark Poynton, chef-owner of the Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge, is to launch his second venture at the Grade II-listed building, Great North Road, Eaton Socon on July 6. The 100-cover establishment underwent a complete refurbishment last year. The White Horses freehold is owned by Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns) and Poynton has a lease agreement of five years. He wants it to be family orientated, featuring bouncy castles in the garden all year round, weather permitting and also plans to host music and beer festivals in the summer. We want to be that sort of place that people go to once or twice a week rather than once a month, Poynton told The Caterer magazine. We dont want to be a destination diner, we want The White Horse to be somewhere people can visit all the time. The kitchen will be headed by Richard Rogerson who is currently head chef at Alimentum. Poynton is currently in talks with someone who will potentially take over from Rogerson. Rogersons girlfriend Francesca Johnson, who grew up in the pub trade, will be running front of house. The style of food on offer will be simple, British, pub food like steak pies, steaks, and line-caught fish which Poynton receives daily. Speaking to The Caterer, Poynton added: We have been looking for a second site for about a year. We struggled to find the right place and what did find went from under our noses. We came across this one in January; its far enough away but close enough to not impact the Alimentum business. I know with Brexit everyone is a bit worried about the future, but if we dont carry on as normal we are going to ruin it for ourselves anyway so we have to try and be positive. People are still going to want to go out drinking and eat food, thats not going to stop. Its nice to have something to take my mind off the fine dining. It all becomes a bit mundane because youre doing the same stuff every day, striving for consistency. On a Saturday night we serve about 57 tasting menus and when youre finished youve seen nearly 2,000 plates of food. Its nice to have something different to work on. Poynton is also hoping that in the future, The White Horse can offer breakfast and make use of the five guest rooms.