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Van der Goot's buy first suburban pub

By BigHospitality Writer , 06-Jun-2007

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The owners of The Greyhound pub in London's Battersea are to open a pub just outside of Bromley which will be the first of the company's slightly more casual ;suburban pubs;. Mark and Sharlyn van der Goot have bought The Crown in ...

The owners of The Greyhound pub in London's Battersea are to open a pub just outside of Bromley which will be the first of the company's slightly more casual "suburban pubs".

Mark and Sharlyn van der Goot have bought The Crown in Sunbridge Park near Bromley town centre where he lives. Mark said, "it will be a real challenge as there have been some really unsavoury characters who went there but there are lots of original features which we'll retain." The pub also comes with seven bedrooms above it.

The menu will be "quite rustic with a charcoal grill offering leaning towards British cuisine. It'll be above your average gastropub but because it's more suburban there's not such a young market and the older market can be more price conscious so we have to take that into consideration." The Greyhound's Sous Chef Diego Sales will be Head Chef and the pub is due to open around October.

The van der Goots have also taken over The Rosendale pub in Dulwich which will open in July, and include a restaurant and private dining rooms.

Mark said he hopes to open another suburban pub by the beginning of 2008 and then two more that year. He said, "We found if we wanted to grow the group as quickly as we do it's difficult to get a named, very high calibre chef. So Alessio Brusadin (Head Chef at The Greyhound) will create a lot of the sauces and veg from a central kitchen to create a standardised product for the suburban pubs."

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