The acquisition means Robinsons’ managed pub estate has grown to 20 sites and strengthens its portfolio in Cumbria as well as moving into Yorkshire, a previously untapped county for the business.
The company currently operate more than 260 tenanted and managed pubs in the north of England.
The pubs being acquired by Robinsons are:
- The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank, Cumbria
- The Wheatshead, Brigsteer (incorporating Lumley Fee Bunk House), Cumbria
- The Spread Eagle, Sawley, Lancashire
- The Tempest, Elslack, North Yorkshire
- The Fountaine Inn, Linton, North Yorkshire
- Wheatley Arms, Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire
Managing director of the pubs division at Robinsons, William Robinson, said: “We aim to offer great experiences through food, drinks or overnight stays, and see Individual Inns as a great example of a company that shares our values and standards and so hope the customers and the team at Individual Inns will feel that joining our family is a home from home.
“Ewan Harries and his management team have built a fantastic business over many years, and we look forward to working with them all as their great pubs join ours in a successful future.
“As recently reported, we have a track record of investing in training and pub refurbishments having spent £26.7m on 127 pubs over the past five years as we prepare for a healthy future. Our long-term strategy remains unchanged. We are committed to developing our people, growing the quality of our pub estate, and creating high-quality beers that our customers love to drink.”
Ripe for expansion
Individual Inns managing director Ewan Harries said he was delighted a family business has become the owner of of Individual Inns, which was named Nest Pub Group in The Good Pub Guide 2018.
He added: “Our award-winning group is ripe for expansion and a continued desire for excellence. Robinsons has that desire.”