Unique Hospitality Management takes on seventh pub

07 September 2017 by
Unique Hospitality Management takes on seventh pub

Unique Hospitality Management, run by managing director Andrew Coath, has taken on its seventh pub.

The new venue is the Star Pubs and Bars-owned the Fox Inn at Boars Hill in Oxfordshire.

The lease for the pub has been acquired from MLC Pubs. Unique Hospitality Management is investing £350,000 in the venue and it will reopen on 21 September after refurbishment.

The Fox Inn will offer seasonally changing menus using British produce, local beers, wines, and spirits including a big gin range and cocktails. The pub also features an extensive decked area.

Coath, who was a managing partner at Peach Pubs for more than 10 years, said: "The Fox Inn makes it a magnificent seven pubs for the company. The Fox Inn is a really exciting acquisition for us and is a lovely traditional pub located in a great position close to affluent Oxford. We believe our fantastic Epic Pubs' food and drink offer will work extremely well in this location."

Star Pubs & Bars' operations and sales director Tim Galligan said: "This is our first venture with Unique with hopefully more to come. We wish them every success and look forward to supporting them with their exciting plans for the Fox."

General manager of the Fox Inn will be Hannah Strudwick who moves from the company's 185 Watling St Pub & Kitchen in Towcester, Northamptonshire. The company has also appointed a second operations manager to help support its expansion plans. Sam King (pictured right with Strudwick) has joined from Cirrus Inns and has responsibility for the Fox Inn and the company's first pub the Golden Ball near Maidenhead, Berkshire, which opened in 2015.

Unique Hospitality Management, which operates under the Enterprise Investment Scheme overseen by Rockpool Investments, aims to have 15 sites by 2019. It operates two divisions - Epic Pubs, which looks after freeholds, and Heroic Pubs, which contains leaseholds.

The firm has opened three pubs in the past year with its most recent venue private lease the Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill at Bow Brickhill, near Milton Keynes, which is the company's first pub with a steak and seafood concept.

Its Epic Pubs are: the Golden Ball in Maidenhead, Berkshire and 185 Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Its Heroic Pubs are: Mill Street Pub & Kitchen in Oakham, Rutland; the Knife & Cleaver in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire; the Anchor at Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire and the Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill at Bow Brickhill, near Milton Keynes.

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