Launching in partnership with Elizabeth Davies and Helen Standing – who has worked with and developed Craft Union, another Ei Managed Operations business, since its inception in 2015 – Vixen Pubs will offer food and accommodation.
The first of Vixen’s venues to open across the North of England will be the New Inn Hotel in Clapham, near Settle in Lancaster, and the Wheatsheaf in Corbridge, Northumberland.
Commenting on the new venture, Helen Standing said: “Having worked closely with Craft Union, I’m delighted to be partnering with Ei Group’s Managed Investments business.
“I look forward to opening our first two sites and growing Vixen Pubs in the north of England.”
Nathan Wall, operations director for Ei Managed Investments, added: “We’re thrilled to be working directly with Helen and Elizabeth, drawing on their experience from many successful years in the pub industry, where they have been instrumental in creating great pub businesses.”
The announcement follows the launch of Urban Pubs & Bars Two by Ei Managed Investments in partnership with Nick Pring and Malc Heap, the founders of Urban, as well as the opening of Hippo Inns’ twelfth site under their collaboration with Ei Managed Investments.