Cozy Pubs acquires The Angel in Lavenham

By Carina Perkins contact

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The Angel was previously operated by chef Marco Pierre White
The Angel was previously operated by chef Marco Pierre White

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Cozy Pubs has added Marco Pierre White’s former Suffolk pub with rooms - The Angel in Lavenham - to its growing portfolio.

The group purchased the leasehold for the 15th Century tavern from Colossus Inns, bringing its total UK portfolio to four.

“This is a cracking pub and we’re really pleased to have got it,” said Cozy Pubs director Leanne Langman.

“There’s so much we can do here and we can’t wait to bring The Angel into the Cozy Pubs’ fold and give the whole place a new lease of life.”

The Essex-based firm is planning to spend £100,000 on refurbishing the pub and hotel bedrooms, and will introduce a new seasonal menu to drive food sales.

“We will serve cask ales and premium lagers, alongside a carefully chosen wine list, quality spirits and a great choice of tea and coffee,” said Langman

“Our kitchen will do good, honest home-made food, from steaks and sandwiches to sharing boards and top-notch Sunday roasts, all the elements of a great pub menu.”

Cozy Pubs

Cozy Pubs was set up in 2010 by Langman, a former Peach Pub Company employee, her partner Paul Cutsforth, previously Orchid Pub Company operations director, and Timothy Doyle, the original Peach Pub Company backer.

The group also operates the Eight Bells in Saffron Walden, The Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green and the Saracens Head Hotel​ in Great Dunmow.

It has achieved consecutive year-on-year growth across its estate since it began trading, and hit sales of just under £3m last year.

Cozy Pubs has ambitious expansion plans​ and is currently looking for further pubs with rooms and small-to-medium-sized hotels across Essex, Cambridge, Hertfordshire and Suffolk.

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