Red Mist Leisure's £2.5m investment in destination pub

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Bold move: Red Mist Leisure founders Mark Robson and Mark Williams have made their largest investment
Bold move: Red Mist Leisure founders Mark Robson and Mark Williams have made their largest investment

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Red Mist Leisure has announced its largest refurbishment investment to date, with £2.5m spent on opening a destination pub in Hampshire.

A £2.5m investment will see the opening of the Wellington Arms as a family-friendly operation, offering boutique bedrooms and a function room.

The pub and function room are expected to open in November, with 25 boutique rooms set to open at the end of January 2019.

It is located on the Hampshire-Berkshire border, within a 7,000-acre parkland estate owned by the Duke of Wellington and his family.

40 jobs created

More than 40 jobs have been created for the Stratfield Turgis village and surrounding area in the development.

Red Mist was founded by two friends – Mark Robson and Mark Williams – in 2004, and this month announced it would reinvest funds from a sale of one of its Surrey pubs.

The is the ninth​ acquisition for the company’s portfolio, which is focused on destination establishments across Surrey and Hampshire.

Real milestone

Red Mist Leisure managing director Mark Robson said: “The Wellington is a real milestone for Red Mist Leisure as we head into our 15th year.

“We are very much looking forward to embracing a collaborative approach with the Wellington estate, which has plenty of space reserved for shooting, fly fishing and coarse fishing.

"It also has Wellington Riding, one of the UK’s biggest and best-known equestrian centres, Wellington Country Park and the Wellington Farm Shop, which will help ensure the Wellington Arms is everything we all want it to be.”

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