The White Brasserie Company, a sister firm of Brasserie Blanc, is to take over at The Black Horse in West Street, Reigate.
The premises, on the A25, will open for the last time as a Time Well Spent pub this Mother’s Day, Sunday 26 March.
Marc Jones, director at Time Well Spent, says the pub will then close for refurbishment under the new owners. He said:
“I am pleased that the [White Brasserie] group have acquired this site. We have had it for over two-and-a-half years and feel they will make a great addition to the branded outfits on the main road between Reigate and Dorking.”
Marc said only the Black Horse is being sold under the deal, and Time Well Spent’s other eight pubs and two restaurants are unaffected. He added:
“We are selling the site to concentrate on more traditional local pubs like the Red Lion in Betchworth, Royal Oak in Brockham, Sportsman in Mogador and Well House in Chipstead amongst others. We are pleased to announce that our first brewery will be completed at The Royal Oak in Holmbury St Mary in the next 6 weeks.”
No details have been published of The White Brasserie Company’s plans for the Black Horse. Reigate.uk has approached the firm for comment.
White Brasserie is headed up by Michelin-starred chefs Raymond Blanc and Clive Fretwell, and describes itself as “a family of British pubs with a French brasserie twist”.
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