The Crown at Playhatch near Reading will undergo a full redesign to open up the dining area and create rooms for extra tables and diners as well as more bar space, a kitchen refit, a redecorated function space and a relandscaped garden dining area.
The Crown, one of the Henley-on-Thames based pub companies most successful food pubs, is currently run by The Tailor Made Dining Company, owned by Ted Docherty and Dion Korving.
Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive, said: “These are challenging times for pubs, but we’re confident that our investment in both these very successful sites will be worthwhile. Talented tenants like Ted and Dion are managing to grow trade, despite the downturn, by offering customers the ‘pub essentials’ of great food and drink, consistently high standards and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.”
Meanwhile, The White Hart at Nettlebed, near Henley-on-Thames will have six new bedrooms in the second part of the pubs refurbishment after an initial development last year.