Popular pub expands with boutique bedrooms to meet demand


 A popular pub in Devon, part of the St Austell Brewery portfolio, has revealed plans to expand after buying the vacant property next door.

St Austell Brewery, named three times as the UK’s best regional brewer, has purchased La Petite Maison in Topsham and now plans to expand its kitchen space and boutique style bedrooms to meet growing demand.

The property is next to St Austell Brewery’s established 16th century inn The Globe, which is already well known in the area for its local produce and stylish bedrooms, and will see the site as a whole expanded.

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The purchase of Le Petite Maison comes as the Brewery has recently acquired Head Weir House, which will see the existing Mill on the Exe Pub in Exeter expanded.

The group has also recently bought The Puffing Billy in Exton, taking the total number of pubs and inns owned by St Austell Brewery to 170 across the south west.

Adam Luck, St Austell Brewery estate director, said: “This latest purchase will allow us to increase the capacity of The Globe so that we can welcome more customers at this extremely popular establishment. The purchase of La Petite Maison continues St Austell Brewery’s investment in expanding its estate and establishing it as one of the leading providers of accommodation and local sourced food in the region.”