Angel tops Inn Collection's acquisition list
Destination venue The Angel Inn at Bowness on Windermere has been bought by The Inn Collection Group.
Destination venue The Angel Inn at Bowness on Windermere has been bought by The Inn Collection Group, sealing a year of record growth for the northern pubco.
The 13-bedroom inn, which has expansive grounds and views overlooking the fells and England’s largest lake Windermere, is located in one of Cumbria’s most visited villages.
The Northumberland-based group has also completed on a 12-room bed and breakfast property alongside The Angel Inn. Both sites will continue to trade before a substantial refurbishment is carried out on both sites, which will reopen as the reflagged The Angel Inn.
The undisclosed deals bring The Inn Collection Group’s estate of freehold sites to 19 and its number of locations in the Lake District to six.
“The Angel Inn is a unique asset in an absolutely outstanding location," says managing director Sean Donkin. "We are excited to be adding it to our portfolio, broadening our customer base and enhancing our award-winning offering in Cumbria further with this stunning addition to our collection.
“The completion on both of these sites is the result of great working relationships with fantastic vendors and marks months - if not years - of searching for landmark sites in superb locations like this, as we continue to grow as a company despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.
“We will continue to welcome customers at the inn until planned renovations begin and look forward to re-opening as we respond to increased demand for staycation visitations and a predicted rise in domestic travel due to the combined effect of Covid and Brexit.”