The Old Spot Pub Company, an Ei Managed Investments joint venture, has taken over the Crown and Treaty in Uxbridge, taking its portfolio of pubs to 10, with two further openings planned for early 2020.
The new site, which is “famed” for bearing witness to a failed treaty between Oliver Cromwell and King Charles 1 in 1645, officially reopened this week following a loving restoration that has retained its “historic character” while adding a premium feel throughout.
Featuring two large function rooms which each hold up to 50 guests, the spaces are available for private bookings and offer a full catering service. A new conservatory has been added to the restaurant, creating a private dining experience, and the pub will soon open a hidden garden with a retracting roof to create a new all-weather protected bar.
As a historic gastro pub, there will be a range of quality food and drink available, offering traditional pub classics with a modern twist, including a number of small plates, such as smashed avocado bruschetta and black pudding scotch eggs, as well as sharing dishes including half-metre stone-baked pizzas, along with daily seasonal specials.
Dave Ford, director at Old Spot Pub Company, said: “Old Spot pubs are welcoming places designed with the local community in mind. We’re delighted to be adding the Crown and Treaty to our portfolio – it’s a pub with an incredibly rich heritage that has served the immediate community for centuries.
“We’ve placed great effort and attention to detail in lovingly restoring the site, and we’re immensely excited to launch the hidden garden area, complete with a new bar room over the coming weeks.”
Nathan Wall, operations director for Ei Managed Investments, added: “It has been an incredibly positive experience working alongside Dave Ford, Bernard O’Neill and the team at Old Spot Pub Company.
“They share our focus for identifying the right proposition for each pub and establishing an offer that best serves their immediate communities. We look forward to expanding the company’s portfolio even further in the New Year.”