St Austell acquires two Devon hotels

St Austell acquires two Devon hotels

St Austell Brewery has announced the acquisition of two hotels in Devon, as part of its ongoing strategy to expand its pubs, inns and hotels business.

Dartmouth’s Royal Castel Hotel and The Royal Seven Stars in Totnes will be managed as part of the brewery’s 182-strong estate, based in south west England.

“We are delighted to be announcing that the Royal Castle Hotel and the Royal Seven Stars Hotel are now part of our managed estate,” says new CEO Kevin Georgel (pictured). “Both hotels fit perfectly with our existing portfolio – family-friendly venues in popular locations, with unrivalled views and quality bedrooms. The acquisition of these two iconic sites supports our plans to strengthen and grow our estate across the south west region.

“This is certainly an exciting period for the company as we will shortly open two more managed sites, which have undergone extensive and sensitive restoration work since we acquired them last year. The Rock Point Inn in Lyme Regis – our first pub in Dorset – and the Harbour Light restaurant, on Paignton’s North Quay, will both reopen for business in the next two months.”