Unique Hospitality Management acquires ‘flagship’ London pub

Andrew Coath MD
06/02/2018 - 09:34
Pub operator Unique Hospitality Management has purchased its first London site, along with two other pubs in Buckinghamshire and Hampshire.

The company has taken on its second Star Pubs & Bars lease with the addition of The Imperial, located on Chelsea’s Kings Road.

The pub will belong to the group’s ‘Epic Pubs’ division, which is one of three brands run by Unique Hospitality, the others being Heroic Pubs and Aspley Pubs.

The pub will reopen in late February as The Imperial Arms following an extensive refurbishment. It will feature a 60-cover dining area and bar, large upstairs private event space and walled garden for drinking and dining.

Andrew Coath, the company’s managing director, said: “We are really excited to have taken on our first pub in London which will be a flagship for the company. 

“The Imperial Arms is a fantastic Victorian building of merit in a vibrant location. We look forward to working with Star Pubs & Bars to re-establish the venue as a pub at the heart of its local community.

“We hope The Imperial Arms will have sister pubs in London, with more pubs in the capital on our wish list.”

The new Hampshire and Buckinghamshire Aspley Pubs have been funded through an Enterprise Investment Scheme with Rockpool Investments, who also back Unique’s Epic and Heroic Pubs.

The 145-cover Hart House will open in early March in the centre of Fleet, Hampshire. The pub, which is the company’s first in the southern county, is opening in the site of a former Ask restaurant.

The pub will be home to a 25-cover coffee shop, another first for the growing pub group.

In Buckinghamshire, the company acquired the Three Locks in Stoke Hammond, on the Grand Union Canal. The pub features a core food offer which celebrates British produce and an extensive offering of real ale.

The three new sites takes Unique Hospitality Management’s portfolio of pubs up to ten spread across the Home Counties.

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