Ei Managed Investments announces ninth partnership

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Delighted: Ei Managed Investments announces ninth venture with Hush Heath Estate
Delighted: Ei Managed Investments announces ninth venture with Hush Heath Estate

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Ei Managed Investments has announced the the launch of its ninth venture, Hush Heath Inns, a partnership with Hush Heath Estate.

Hush Heath Inns’ first site will be the Ship Inn, Rye, East Sussex, which will remain open until a refurbishment begins early in 2018.

The Ship Inn, and future sites, will "reflect the individual character of the location with Hush Heath wines and ciders featuring prominently throughout", said a spokesman for Ei Managed Investments.

As a hospitality business born out of its winery in Staplehurst, Kent, Hush Heath Estate currently has four pubs. The Balfour-Lynn family planted the first vines in 2002 and Hush Heath Estate has evolved to produce sparkling wines, still wines and ciders.


Ed Gardner, commercial director for Hush Heath Estate said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Ei Managed Investments and taking on the Ship Inn, Rye. Ei Managed Investments, together with our leading premium English wine and cider estate is launching a broader pubs-with-rooms business, which is a first in UK hospitality.

"We look forward to welcoming our guests who will be able to enjoy the finest local food and drink in a beautiful Sussex pub."

Other ventures include Rupert Clevely, with Hippo Inns, Karen Jones, with Frontier Pubs, and Peter Borg-Neal, with Hunky Dory Pubs. Managed Investments launched in May 2015 and there are now 32 pubs operating across the nine different ventures. 

Nathan Wall, operations director for Ei Managed Investments, added: “Hush Heath Inns is an exciting venture for us in being a pubs-with-rooms business and another venture outside of London. Hush Heath Estate is a unique hospitality proposition with its focus around the winery and we look forward to working with the team.”

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