A Lancashire-based tavern operator has added a Tarporley pub site to its portfolio.
Ribble Valley Inns (RVI) recently acquired The Nag’s Head in the village, extending the groups portfolio to five. This is the first venture into Cheshire but the group are already in advanced negotiations on acquiring a second site nearby.
It means The Nag’s Head will close for an extensive refurbishment and will re-open in early June.
Planning permission has already been sort and application has already been validated and currently being processed.
Wayne Chapman, Chief Executive of RVI said: “Ribble Valley Inns is a multi-award winning concept with the ethos of using local artisan suppliers to provide the finest food and drink ensuring we deliver a premium pub experience.
“Expanding into Cheshire is part of our growth strategy and enabling more customers in different geographic areas to experience the Ribble Valley proposition.”
He added: “The refurbishment and refinement process of our existing properties, The Three Fishes and The Clog and Billycock have been extremely successfully encouraging this growth into Cheshire.
“Cheshire already has some fantastic dining pubs and we’re excited to be competing in such a buoyant market and finding great new Cheshire suppliers to work with.”