Chef & Brewer

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Rose and Crown, a Chef & Brewer pub, Kew, London
The Bear Inn, a Chef & Brewer pub, Berkswell

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

History[edit]

Grand Metropolitan , which later formed part of Diageo, sold Chef & Brewer pubs to Scottish & Newcastle in 1993 in a part cash, part debentures deal of £708 million.[1] 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.[2] In 2011 the Chef & Brewer chain became part of Spirit Pub Company plc following its demerger from Punch Taverns. The Spirit Pub Company plc was acquired by Greene King in June 2015.[3]

The pubs are known for their family friendly atmosphere[citation needed] and have recently featured in Tesco Clubcard promotions.[4]

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 [5]
  • Hutt in Ravenshead was built in 1400 [6]
  • 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.[7]
  • The Ferry Inn in Wilford, Nottingham, serving the namesake ferry crossing chartered by Edward III that served the city for centuries[8]
  • 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 [9]
  • Gatwick Manor in Crawley dates back to the 15th century [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helen Kay. "Bottom's up for Grand Met with shift in focus to potent brands". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  2. ^ "120, pp. 2-19". Brewery History. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Popped corks as Greene King-Spirit pub partnership gets green light | City A.M". City A.M. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Clubcard". Tesco.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  5. ^ "De Trafford Arms Chef & Brewer - Alderley Edge Cheshire". Pub-explorer.com. 1910-02-19. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Travellers Rest in Nottingham, Chef & Brewer". Chefandbrewer.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Ferry Inn in Wilford, Nottingham, Chef & Brewer". Chefandbrewer.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  10. ^ "Gatwick Manor in Lowfield Heath, Crawley, Chef & Brewer". Chefandbrewer.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 

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