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Old Spot Pub Company opens new sites

The Old Spot Pub Company, an Ei Managed Investments venture, is set to open two new sites in February, taking its portfolio to seven pubs, with further openings planned for 2019.

The Emperor in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, is next to open, followed by The Star of The East near Limehouse, London. In line with other Old Spot Pub Company pubs, these venues will offer a relaxed atmosphere and quality food alongside a carefully considered drinks menu that caters for all tastes.

Responding to the burgeoning trend for no and low alcohol drinks, Old Spot Pub Company has become the first to serve St Peter’s Brewery alcohol free beer on draught in all of its pubs.

Dave Ford of Old Spot Pub Company said: “Old Spot pubs are welcoming places deigned with the local community in mind. Many have lovely log fires and they all offer a relaxed atmosphere with great, honest food.

“We tend to take on pubs that have been shut for a while with the intention of giving the community back their local. The Star of the East has been shut for a long time but we feel there is a strong community there so we are looking forward to giving them a central hub to meet and enjoy good food.

“So far the reaction to our pubs has been extremely positive, trading has been good and we’re on track with our growth plans. We have many more openings in the pipeline for 2019.”

Nathan Wall, Operations Director for Ei Managed Investments, added: “We are delighted with the success of The Old Spot Pub Company to date and working alongside Dave Ford and Bernard O’Neill has been very positive. We are working together to identify further sites within our portfolio to fit their model and look forward to enhancing many more pubs in partnership with them.”

Other sites run by the Old Spot Pub Company include The Anchor Inn in Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire, The Kings Head in Little Marlow and the Leopard in Bishops Tachbrook.

Ei Managed Investments is the Ei Group business which invests alongside industry-leading managed house operators. Other expert partners include Rupert Clevely, with Hippo Inns, Karen Jones, with Frontier Pubs, and Ben Stackhouse, with PubLove.

Managed Investments has grown rapidly since its launch in May 2015 and there are now 12 different ventures in operation.