Young's adds two new sites to managed portfolio

Young’s has announced the acquisition of pubs in Sussex and Kent.

Young’s has announced the acquisition of two new pubs, with both sites joining the managed division of the Simon Dodd-led business

Joining the Young’s portfolio is the The Griffin Inn, located on the high street of Fletching Village in East Sussex.

The pub features a public bar, lounge, dining and private dining space, along with 13 en-suite bedrooms, a large garden with outdoor bar and a covered terrace. It has been run by the Pullan family for over 40 years.

Also joining the Young's estate is The Carpenter’s Arms in the commuter town of Tonbridge. Previously run by landlord Jamie Brady, the local comprises a large bar and restaurant, outdoor garden with huts and front patio, alongside nine en-suite hotel rooms. 

“We are delighted to be bringing these two local gems and their teams into the Young’s family," says Dodd. "The acquisitions represent an excellent opportunity to continue the growth of the Young’s managed estate, with both sites matching our expansion strategy, which is focused on high-quality, managed houses with a premium offering.

"For us, it is celebrating proper pubs with heritage and, in turn, extending our footprint in Sussex and Kent, building on the huge success of other recent acquisitions such as The Bull in Ditchling. We look forward to welcoming customers into both pubs and we wish both the Pullan family and Jamie Brady the very best for the future.”

The sites join Young’s 226-strong pub portfolio. 

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