The 22-strong pub chain, Brewhouse and Kitchen, has acquired its first hotel property in the seaside town of Worthing in Sussex.
The group, which runs sites all over the south, has bought the three-star Beechwood Hall, which after an extensive transformation will become the first hotel to operate within the portfolio.
Speaking to The Argus, Simon Bunn, co-founder of Brewhouse and Kitchen, said: “We are immensely excited to bring our first hotel to the beautiful seaside town of Worthing.
“We are conscious of the historical importance of this new acquisition and will do everything in our power to refurbish this site respectfully.
“This new site is a landmark moment in Brewhouse and Kitchen’s journey and we are confident that the experiential value of our brewing masterclasses and beer tasting sessions will make this new format a success. ”
As part of the renovation, Beechwood Hall will go from an eight-bed to a 10-bed hotel, and provide space for more than 400 guests for functions, before opening in the spring.
The hotel was closed and put on the market at the start of 2018, with the sale brokered by Nick Earee of Fleurets.