Further sites targeted by 16 Hospitality

By Helen Gilbert

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Expansion plans: ops manager Matt Parker and MD Edward Barlow
Expansion plans: ops manager Matt Parker and MD Edward Barlow

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16 Hospitality has revealed it is on the hunt for more sites ahead of unveiling its fifth pub.

The group, which is set to open the Partridge, in Stretton, Warrington, in late spring, hopes to "ideally" find further property within the Cheshire and Anglesey corridor, the company’s managing director Edward Barlow told The Morning Advertiser​.

The business currently operates the Swan in Tarporley, the Crown at Goostrey, the White Eagle in Rhoscolyn and the Oyster Catcher in Rhosneigr.

“Our Cheshire and Anglesey sites are two hours apart,” Barlow said. “In an ideal world, we’d fill the gaps. We’re on the acquisition trail and spending a lot of time looking for the right opportunity.”

Formerly known as the Hollow Tree, the recently renamed Partridge was acquired from pubco Mitchells & Butlers and is currently undergoing a £1m refurbishment that will see 10 bedrooms created in the former children’s play barn and back half of the pub.

Barlow said he expected the wet:dry split to be 60:40 with accommodation revenue on top.

“We’re creating 10 fantastic bedrooms, fairly understated but simply and classically done,” Barlow added.

“We have a gastropub, a coaching inn, a restaurant and a really good community pub [in the current portfolio].

"We’ve taken a lot of the key elements out of those sites and will be creating a really good-quality pub serving fresh food… because of the location [situated near the motorway and Cheshire countryside], we’re also putting in a really smart meeting room and dining room.” 

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