Prospect takes on third site

Prospect Pubs & Bars has taken on its third site after acquiring The Blue Ball in Walton-on-the-Hill.

Prospect Pubs & Bars has taken on its third site after acquiring The Blue Ball in Walton-on-the-Hill. 

The Prospect business is led by Dan Shotton and Mark Draper (pictured above), former owners of Redcomb Pubs, which was sold to Young’s Brewery in 2019

Taking prime position in the Surrey village of Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, The Blue Ball is a premium, family-friendly local.

This latest venture follows on from the launch of their second pub under the Prospect Pubs & Bars banner, The Victoria in Woodham, which opened in November 2020.

“Whilst Covid may have messed around a little with our opening and growth plans over the last year, we’re eager to get this country pub back up and running and back at its rightful hub for the local community," says Shotton. "We’re also delighted to say that we’re back on track in terms of Prospect’s expansion plans, with three other sites already acquired for opening this year and future plans to acquire five to seven sites per year from 2022 onwards."

The Blue Ball is currently undergoing a £250,000 refurbishment and will reopen on 24 May. Featuring a covid-safe, 100 cover restaurant and bar, outside The Blue Ball also includes three heated Tiki thatched huts, a large terrace and garden with kids play area, plus parking for up to 25 cars.

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