The acquisition of the Samuel Pepys, the Savoy Tap and the Cheshire Cheese bring the total number of Shepherd Neame’s London pubs to 36, and the estate as a whole to 322 sites across the capital and south-east.
The purchase of the three London venues follows Shepherd Neame's acquisition of the Wheatsheaf, in Farnham, Surrey, from Red Mist Leisure - with the pub due to change hands on 3 October.
The Samuel Pepys, a converted tea warehouse near Blackfriars and Cannon Street stations, offers views across the Thames to Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Modern and the Shard and becomes Shepherd Neame’s first riverside pub in the city.
Alongside the Savoy Tap, a new Shepherd Neame site which occupies a historic location on Savoy Street just off the Strand and overlooking the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy - the last remaining part of a hospital built by Henry VII - the Samuel Pepys has undergone significant recent refurbishment.
The third site purchased, the Cheshire Cheese in Temple, has been the site of a pub since the 16th century – with the current incarnation built in 1928. The pub will undergo significant further refurbishment.
Discussing the acquisitions, Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame commented: “We’re delighted to add these three historic, characterful London pubs to our portfolio.
“They represent our continuing investment in interesting and unique locations and our commitment to offering a great experience to our customers.”
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