Mark Reynolds, Tom Peake and Nick Fox head up the Three Cheers Pub Co, a collection of pubs rooted in London, which began in 2003. The group has grown from one pub, The Abbeville in Clapham, to nine watering holes across the south west of the capital, four of which now boast a handful of boutique bedrooms.
The latest addition to the portfolio is The Bedford in Balham, which is where I meet Reynolds on the day of our interview. The pub has been completely transformed, having undergone a complete multi-million pound renovation spearheaded by Concorde BGW. The property’s 15 bedrooms have been redesigned, as well as its five bars, four private rooms, ballroom and live music venue and marks the second opening for Six Cheers Ltd, the managed investment partnership with Ei Group.
Three Cheers Pub Co opened its first bedrooms above The Tommyfield in Kennington in 2014, followed by the launch of the pub with rooms The Princess Victoria in 2018 in Shepherds Bush and now The Bedford in Balham.
Despite slowly expanding the hotel segment of the business, Reynolds stresses that they ‘aren’t trying to be hoteliers’, they are simply utilising the space a building has to add to turnover derived from food and drink.
Reynolds is in charge of the ‘day to day’ management of the Three Cheers Pub Co, liaising with staff, general managers, chefs and dealing the commercial side of the purchasing. Tom handles the maintenance and upkeep of each site, as well as the design, and Nick is money man in the role the financial director, so they have the business operation well covered.
Three Cheers Pub Co
Properties: Nine – four of which are home to bedrooms