Hospitality group expands with new lease of “number one UK village pub”
A hospitality specialist has secured the lease on a 17th century site dubbed the “number one UK village pub”.
The Barkby Group PLC, the diversified business group, has announced that Barkby Hospitality has entered into a new six year leasehold agreement for The Ebrington Arms in Ebrington in Gloucestershire.
The Ebrington Arms is a 17th century village pub with five ‘luxury rooms’. It holds 2 AA Rosettes and has been rated as The Times’ ‘number one UK village pub’, while the Daily Telegraph rated the pub as the best ‘UK Pub for Food’.
The Ebrington Arms lease is a further expansion of the Group’s portfolio, which now consists of seven premises with a total of 60 rooms.
Charles Dickson, executive chairman of Barkby Group, commented: “I am delighted to add The Ebrington Arms to our exceptional portfolio of award winning pubs with accommodation.
“The pub offers customers a high-class drinking, dining and sleeping experience, as demonstrated by its host of ‘best of’ awards, and I very much welcome them into the Barkby Group.
“I am pleased to report that recent trading within Barkby Pubs has been very strong since the end of national lockdown. The division is benefitting from staycations due to restricted international travel and a pent up demand for hospitality, based on current bookings we expect this trend to continue throughout the summer.”
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