Blubeckers, part of The Restaurant Group, have purchased two new sites in the home-counties.
These are the first new Blubeckers sites since TRG bought the company last year.
The White Hart in Cadnam, Hampshire, and the Greyhound in Besselsleigh, Oxfordshire, are described as traditional country pubs and will be re-branded and re-opened shortly as Blubeckers.
TRG purchased Blubeckers in June 2005 in a £27m deal. They also own Garfunkel's, Frankie & Benny's and Chiquitos.
By Alix Young