Chef & Brewer

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Chef & Brewer is a chain of around 127 licensed traditional pub restaurants in the United Kingdom, owned by Spirit Pub Company plc.

History[edit]

Following the merger of Grand Metropolitan and Guinness, to form Diageo in 1991, Chef & Brewer pubs were bought by Scottish & Newcastle in 1993 in a part cash, part debentures deal of £708 million. In 2003, Scottish & Newcastle auctioned off the Chef & Brewer chain, which was acquired by the Spirit Group. In 2005 the Spirit Group was acquired by Punch Taverns.[1] In 2011 the Chef & Brewer chain became part of Spirit Pub Company plc following its demerger from Punch Taverns.

The pubs are known for their family friendly atmosphere[citation needed] and have recently featured in Tesco Clubcard promotions.[2]

Locations[edit]

Many of the pubs operated by Chef & Brewer are historic pub / inn locations:

  • The Barley Mow, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, dating to 1352.
  • The De Trafford Arms in Alderley Edge dates back over 200 years [3]
  • Hutt in Ravenshead was built in 1400 [4]
  • Cross Keys in Cleveland became a coaching Inn in 1800
  • The Traveller's Rest in Nottingham served as a half-way house for herders of the Goose Fair.[5]
  • Unicorn in Cheshire dates back over 100 years
  • Romper in Altrincham dates back 450 years
  • The Blundell Arms in Bolton dates back to at least the early 15th century
  • The frontage of the Nags Head in Burntwood dates back to 1650 [6]
  • Gatwick Manor in Crawley dates back to the 15th century [7]

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