Lancashire-based Provincial Hotels & Inns, which owns and trades four pubs and one hotel, has fallen into administration.
The five establishments in administration, which will continue to trade under the administrators, are:
- The County Lodge & Brasserie, Carnforth (pictured)
- The Blue Anchor, Bolton-le-Sands
- The Windmill Tavern, Preston
- The Manor Inn, Lancaster
- Yorkshire House hotel, Lancaster.
Patrick Lannagan and Julien Irving of Mazars were appointed joint administrators of the company on 21 June.
Lannagan said: "Trading will continue while the administrators assess the financial position of the businesses. Given the popularity of the pubs and hotel, the joint administrators are confident of achieving a positive outcome for the sites."
"We will be writing to all creditors over the next few days but would encourage anyone with an interest in taking over the public houses and hotel/brasserie to make contact with Avison Young."
The company, which was incorporated in 2013, was launched by hospitality management firm Onecall Hospitality with backing from private investors. In 2016 the group purchased nine pubs and two hotels from Mitchells of Lancaster with hopes to grow the group into a national chain.