Brunning and Price eyes 80 sites

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Portfolio expansion: the two latest acquisitions take Brunning and Price to 79 venues (image: Getty/Adam Gault)
Portfolio expansion: the two latest acquisitions take Brunning and Price to 79 venues (image: Getty/Adam Gault)

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Multiple pub operator Brunning and Price has acquired two new sites, taking its total estate to 79, with plans for an eightieth in the pipeline.

The group is set to open Rake Hall, near to Cheshire Oaks shopping village, next month (Wednesday 8 December).

It is a Grade II-listed building, which originated as a country house, built in the seventeenth century. Brunning and Price has uncovered original features and the opening has created 60 new jobs in the area.

Some of the jobs have been filled through the company’s ongoing relationship with Cheshire College South and West.

Recent acquisition

The children’s play barn made way for a development kitchen to be created where Brunning and Price can continue to work with students to give them a taste of a career within the hospitality sector.

The business first came across Rake Hall in 2019 but had to put its plans on hold due to the pandemic.

The company has also recently purchased Tidbury Green Farm, near Solihull, which is also a seventeenth century, Grade II-listed building.

Brunning and Price had been interested in the site for a long time, first talking to the village residents in 2017.

Group portfolio

The building consists of many outhouses, barns and stables, surrounded by lawns, with a large duck pond to the front of the property. As a result of the fact this will be the first thing guests see, the pub has been renamed the Mallard.

Work is now beginning to plan the final design for the pub, which Brunning and Price hopes to present for planning in the new year so restoration can be started later in 2022.

The company currently has 79 pub restaurants in the north west of England and north Wales plus a branch in the Midlands and south.

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