Chef and restaurateur Paul Bloxham is to open his second gastropub, the Blue Anchor in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The venture, which is in partnership with local independent brewery McMullen & Sons, will see Bloxham offer seasonal and rustic British dishes.
His first gastropub, the Tilbury in Datchworth, Hertfordshire, has since won an AA rosette, in October 2006.
Bloxham said: "Opening in St Albans is a tremendous opportunity and I am hugely excited by all our plans. With our own smoker, for example, we are going to provide a British charcuterie and have dishes of home-cured salmon, duck and beef pastrami, salamis, home air-dried ham and sweet-cured bacon."
Fergus McMullen, director of McMullen & Sons, said: "We are delighted to be working with Paul Bloxham. A good pub has been part of our success for more than 180 years."
By Neil Gerrard
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