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Totnes pub picked up by organic entrepreneur Geetie Singh-Watson

21 September 2018 by
Totnes pub picked up by organic entrepreneur Geetie Singh-Watson

West Country organic entrepreneur and publican Geetie Singh-Watson has purchased the Bull Inn on Totnes High Street, Cornwall.

The Bull Inn, due to launch in summer 2019, will be her fourth site, and is due to offer rooms, a bar and dining rooms while the menu will focus on the rich agriculture of the area.

Singh-Watson received an MBE for her services to the organic pub trade after founding the award winning Duke of Cambridge in London. The Islington pub uses produce supplied by Riverford Organic Farms, which is owned by her husband Guy.

On finalising the purchase, Geetie Singh-Watson said: "I am passionate about pubs, they are a piece of history on our street corners. I have wanted a venue in Totnes for many years and I have always thought the Bull Inn would provide just the space I need.

"While I will need to undertake considerable work to get the building back on its feet, I plan to do this using local tradespeople and create a business that the community can be proud of.

"I'm really excited about this project. It's my fourth pub in my career as a publican and my first inn.

"I love Totnes, I lived in the town for the first few years that I moved to Devon. In the 20 years that I owned organic businesses in London, I often bought off suppliers in Devon, including Greenfibres and Naturesave in Totnes.

"I'm looking forward to trading with them and many other fantastic sustainable local businesses."

Michael Easton, director at JLL added: "The fact that there was so much interest in the Bull is testament to the popularity and appeal of Totnes, which has one of the most interesting and diverse high streets in the West Country, if not the UK.

"We are delighted to see the venue going to a buyer who has such an exciting track record and a business plan that is intrinsic to the sustainable and organic ethos that has made Totnes famous.

"This is a great example of old premises being brought back to life in a market showing promising signs of improvement."

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