Red Oak Taverns & Pubs Ltd take on pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Sights set on new sites: Pubs in the pipeline from Pubs Ltd and Red Oak Taverns
Sights set on new sites: Pubs in the pipeline from Pubs Ltd and Red Oak Taverns

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Red Oak Taverns has expanded its estate with two new pubs with new pubs underway from Urban Pubs & Bars and Brunning & Price co-founder Jerry Brunning.

Urban Pubs & Bars to reach 41 sites with Waterloo opening

Publican Awards winner Urban Pubs & Bars is set to launch a site at Waterloo station with an opening date of mid-September.

Urban Pubs and Bars’ first foray into the competitive station market is a 5,080sq ft establishment – The Victory – situated upstairs on The Balcony at Waterloo station will be the group’s 41st​​ site. The Balcony, which is the longest at any British rail station, is currently home to operators such as Marugame and Benugo restaurant brands.

Urban Pubs & Bars won Best Managed Pub Company at the Publican Awards​​ in April this year and has subsequently appointed Chris Hill as its group managing director to help expand the business and roll out more concepts.

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Inn Collection Group reopens Harrogate site

Newcastle-based pubs with rooms operator The Inn Collection Group has reopened the St George Hotel after a refurbishment under the new name of the Harrogate Inn. Here, we give you a look around the renovated site.

Taking place over the past five months, extensive work on the North Yorkshire site at the town’s Parliament Hill has included the building of six ground-floor guest rooms.

Barking George, which is the name of the on-site pub, has been described as “a stylish venue with a commanding position that will be open all day, every day offering delicious food and delectable drinks”.

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Brunning & Price co-founder takes on 5th site for Pubs Ltd

Co-founder of Brunning & Price pubs – Jerry Brunning – has taken a fifth site for his Pubs Ltd group.

The Cheshire-based pubco has taken the reins at the historic Druid Inn at Gorsedd, near Holywell, north Wales, from north-west brewer Daniel Thwaites and plans a “careful renovation” before relaunching in early 2024.

Presently closed, the Druid, is said to date back to the 12th​​ century and has been a popular village local and dining pub for several years and is also said to fit well with the company’s existing portfolio.  

Brunning, who was born in Bangor and educated in Colwyn Bay, has strong links with the region and its pubs because his father owned the Royal Hotel in Capel Curig, which is now the Plas y Brenin outdoor centre, while his aunt, Ellaline Bunney, ran the West Arms hotel in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog for 40 years.

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Red Oak Taverns adds 2 pubs to growing estate

Multi-site operator Red Oak Taverns has exchanged contracts on the Croft in Wednesbury, West Midlands and the Bulls Head in Clipston, near Market Harborough, Northamptonshire from Everards.

The Croft is an established community pub while the Bulls Head has been operated by its current tenants Stephen and Helen Foster, who will be leaving the site upon completion of the sale.

The business has completed six acquisitions this year including its purchase of the Crown in Romeland, Waltham Abbey​​ from McMullen’s in March.

Also included in its 2023 deals was the Six Bells in Madeley​​, near Telford in Shropshire, which was described as a “perfect fit” with the group’s estate.

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