BII Licensee of the Year takes over Hook Norton pub

20 October 2017 by
BII Licensee of the Year takes over Hook Norton pub

Mark Higgs, British Institute of Innkeeping Licensee of the Year 2017, has expanded his pub portfolio by taking up the tenancy of the Sun Inn, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire.

The Sun Inn has a restaurant, six en suite bedrooms, a function room, beer garden and terrace.

Higgs has partnered with Matthew Ayers, currently head chef at Higgs' one AA-rosette pub the Castle at Edgehill in Warwickshire. Ayers will take on the role of executive chef and director.

He will use local and seasonal produce, making dishes "without too much fuss" and taking a "keep it simple" approach.

Higgs and Ayers take the reins on 1 November.

Hook Norton managing director James Clarke said: "The Sun Inn is a very important site for us being in the centre of Hook Norton and we are excited to see what Mark, Matthew and the team can bring."

Hook Norton a family owned brewery. It has 37 pubs in and around Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

Mark Higgs of the Castle at Edgehill wins BII Licensee of the Year 2017 >>

Three Hook Norton Brewery pubs win Beautiful Beer Awards >>

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