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Four Weddings and a Funeral hotel bought out of administration

11 July 2013 by
Four Weddings and a Funeral hotel bought out of administration

The Crown Inn in Amersham, Buckinghamshire - made famous by the film Four Weddings and a Funeral - has been bought out of administration by Old Amersham Hotels.

The hotel is one of four properties, previously operated by the Dhillon Group, which were taken over by administrators BDO in October last year.

It featured in the 1990s romantic comedy as the location of a romantic assignation between characters played by Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. Aside from its 38 bedrooms, the 16th century, Grade-II-listed hotel also offers conference facilities with space for 90 seated delegates.

It is the second site for Old Amersham Hotels, which also owns the Kings Arms hotel, pub and restaurant in Old Amersham.

The company bought the Kings Arms, in November 2012. The move came following the ownership and management of leasehold pub / hotel, the Greyhound Inn (Chalfont St Peter), which Old Amersham Hotels company operations director and investor Peter St Lawrence purchased in 2009.

As the businesses develop, chairman Graham Jinks, is expected to play a key role alongside St Lawrence in Old Amersham Hotels.

St Lawrence said: "We are very excited by this second purchase for the group. The Crown has a very strong local reputation, but has been through an administration process recently. We recognised an opportunity to revitalise The Crown to enable it to regain a firm foothold in the leisure market, whilst ensuring that the unique stylish interior and boutique-feel is maintained."

"We have an excellent and experienced chef to run the restaurant and kitchen, and we can confirm that there will continue to be a focus on local, quality and fresh ingredients to ensure food of the very highest standard."

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