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RED OAK TAVERNS TO PURCHASE ICONIC IPSWICH PUB

RED OAK TAVERNS TO PURCHASE ICONIC IPSWICH PUB

Red Oak Taverns has exchanged contracts to purchase the freehold of the Thomas Wolsey pub in Ipswich. The town centre pub, located in St Peter’s Street is named after the town’s famous 16th century statesman and Catholic bishop Thomas Wolsey and dates back to the 17th century. The pub acquisition will be the second so far for Red Oak in 2023.

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Red Oak Taverns purchases three pubs in its latest acquisition

Red Oak Taverns purchases three pubs in its latest acquisition

Red Oak Taverns has completed its first acquisition of 2023, purchasing three freehold pubs from Marston’s. 

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Red Oak, Mark Grunnell said, “This a great start to the year with our continuing acquisition programme enhancing our growing pub estate. By focusing on multiple and single site pub packages we are evolving our diverse portfolio, providing unique and flexible pub opportunities within the sector.

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Arnold Arms pub reopens after closure

Arnold Arms pub reopens after closure

The Arnold Arms in Ware Road, Barby near Rugby officially re-opened its doors this week after a joint investment by pub owners Red Oak Taverns and new operator, Jeremy Baker. The pub which had been closed for over a year has been transformed both inside and out.  

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General Elliott has new lease of life

General Elliott has new lease of life

The General Elliott in Croft near Warrington has received a complete makeover both inside and out following a joint investment by pub owners Red Oak Taverns and new landlord Henry Coakley. 

This historic pub that dates back to the 1700’s has been completely redecorated and features new furniture, bar layout and flooring. The exterior has new signage and lighting, the garden area offers heated apres ski style tipees. In addition, the Heathfield function room will be reopening for private dining, parties and business events and new bifold doors out to the garden will be added in the spring.

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RED OAK TAVERNS COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF HAMPSHIRE PUB

RED OAK TAVERNS COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF HAMPSHIRE PUB

Red Oak Taverns has completed the acquisition of the Temple Inn in Liss Forest, Hampshire increasing their pub estate to 206 freehold leased and tenanted pubs.

Speaking about the purchase, property & acquisitions director for Red Oak Taverns, Graeme Bunn said, “We are delighted to have added this quality asset to our estate which complements the pubs we have acquired in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex over the last 18 months.  We have partnered with an exceptional local operator to take over the running of the pub tenancy and who will be introducing an exciting new food menu within the coming days”.

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Refurbishment at The Vaults pub in Middlewich

Refurbishment at The Vaults pub in Middlewich

Red Oak Taverns has completed a refurbishment at the local High Street pub, The Vaults in Middlewich. The pub which has been run by long serving landlady, Bev Bryning worked with Red Oak Taverns to ensure the new look pub had everything the community needed.

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Nowhere Inn stands out as a music venue with extensive makeover

Nowhere Inn stands out as a music venue with extensive makeover

The Nowhere Inn in Plymouth has received a full pub makeover by owners Red Oak Taverns. The pub which is run by Matt Downing has been redecorated inside and out and includes a refurbished bar and new staging and sound system for its live music events. The interior’s furniture, flooring and toilets have all been upgraded and music memorabilia is featured throughout the venue. Famous for its live music, the Nowhere Inn’s upgraded exterior now really makes it stand out as a music venue.

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The Tall Ship at Gloucester Docks is relaunched

The Tall Ship at Gloucester Docks is relaunched

The Tall Ship pub at the entrance to Gloucester Docks has undergone a full renovation inside and out in a joint investment by pub owners Red Oak Taverns and new landlord Sam Nasrat ensuring the pub now stands out at the helm of the Quays.

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Red Oak Taverns acquires three pubs from Liberation Group

Red Oak Taverns acquires three pubs from Liberation Group

Red Oak Taverns has completed the acquisition of three tied tenanted pubs this week from Liberation Group for an undisclosed sum. The pubs are based in the South West of England and are operated by tenants under substantive agreements.  This is the first portfolio acquisition for Red Oak since the major refinancing of the business in March.   

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