Catey winner John Hoskins has sold two Huntsbridge group owned pub-restaurants to their existing management teams to concentrate on his Old Bridge hotel.
Richard Stokes, chef-patron of the Three Horseshoes at Madingley for the past 14 years, now owns the business, located near Cambridge.
Jay and Taffeta Scrimshaw have agreed terms to take over the Pheasant Inn at Keyston, near Thrapston, west Cambridgeshire.
Hoskins, managing director of the Huntsbridge Group, won Caterer’s Pub and Bar Industry award in 2004.
Hoskins said: “Richard Stokes has been the most successful restaurateur in Cambridge for a long time: It is no more than he deserves to be his own boss. Jay Scrimshaw is equally talented and has taken the Pheasant back to its best.”
The Old Bridge at Huntingdon, an 18th century building on thee banks of the Ouse in, is currently undergoing a bedroom refurbishment with plans to open a new courtyard at the entrance of the building later this year.
Hoskins also plans a wine shop at the site.
By Chris Druce
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