Pubs and Bars

Brakspear increases managed estate portfolio

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear announced it has purchased the Egypt Mill in Nailsworth, taking the group’s managed estate portfolio to 16 sites.

The historic pub provides dining, accommodation and a wedding and functions business. The 16th Century site features 32 individually designed bedrooms, and can also cater for events for up to 150 guests.

For 100 years the site was owned by the Webb family, who were “keen” to sell the business to another family-run company. Brakspear said it has “no immediate plans” to make any changes to the site, and will retain the current staff team.

Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive, said: “The Egypt Mill oozes character throughout the building and grounds and we are thrilled to be adding it to our managed estate. 

“The site gives us a second wedding and functions business in the Cotswolds, which we have offered at the Frogmill near Cheltenham since 2018.”  

He added: “Our learnings from there will help us to develop the already successful business at the Egypt Mill and we’re confident the two together will create a very strong offer for anyone wanting to wed or celebrate in the region.

“The Egypt Mill also has an excellent reputation for its food and is a popular weekend break destination with its quirky but luxurious bedrooms.”

Brakspear’s managed estate was formed in 2013 with the opening of the Bull on Bell Street in Henley-on-Thames. It now includes several pubs across the Cotswolds and south east.

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