Ultimate Leisure to buy Bel and The Dragon chain

19 April 2007 by
Ultimate Leisure to buy Bel and The Dragon chain

Alternative Investment Market-listed pub and restaurant company Gourmet Holdings is in talks over the sale of the Bel and The Dragon chain with Ultimate Leisure, according to today's Times newspaper.

The four-strong Bel and The Dragon group was put back on the market for up to £9.5m earlier this year after talks with gastropub group Cross Oak Inns ended.

The Times today cited the price of the group now as £8m to £9m.

Gourmet Holdings originally put the pub chain on the market in September 2006 after buying the Home Counties pubs in 2004 for £10m with plans to expand.

The company has already sold this year two unbranded pubs to London pub company and brewer Fuller's for £2.85m.

A successful sale of Bel and The Dragon would leave Gourmet with its Richoux restaurants.

Read Times article here >>

Gourmet Holdings reports second half losses >>

Gourmet Holdings puts Bel and the Dragon up for sale >>

Cross Oak Inns to buy Gourmet Holdings' Bel and The Dragon pubs >>

Bel and The Dragon website >>

By Christopher Walton

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