St Austell Brewery acquires popular Pensford pub

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St Austell Brewery acquires popular Pensford pub
St Austell Brewery has announced the acquisition of The Rising Sun in Pensford, on the outskirts of Bristol.

With a large riverside garden, nestled at the foot of Pensford Viaduct by the River Chew, The Rising Sun is well known for its idyllic setting. The pub also has a solid reputation for serving fresh home-cooked food as well as local cask ales and cider. It received an award for Best Pub at the Western Daily Press Food & Farming Awards in 2018 and was recently shortlisted for Best Foodie Pub at the Crumbs Awards.

The pub will become part of St Austell Brewery’s tenanted estate. In total - including its managed houses - St Austell Brewery owns over 175 pubs, inns and hotels across Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and the Isles of Scilly.

Steve Worrall, retail director at St Austell Brewery said: “The Rising Sun is a really wonderful acquisition for the company and a natural fit with the rest of our tenanted pub portfolio in the Bath and Bristol area, which also includes The Albion in Clifton and The Lamplighters in Shirehampton.

“As a business, we have an ongoing strategy to strengthen our award-winning estate of pubs and hotels across the South West. With over 160 years’ experience of championing the pub as the focal point of the community, we look forward to developing the Rising Sun’s offering in partnership with our new tenants Lisa Faulkner and Becca Fricker.”

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