Gregory Adjemian and Daniel Smith, trading under parent company G&D Ventures, have obtained The Wildebeest Arms at Stoke Holy Cross and The Mad Moose Arms in Norwich’s Golden Triangle from Animal Inns.
The acquisition forms part of a larger expansion plan to create independent restaurant brands and raise hospitality standards across Norfolk.
Adjemian said: “We have a solid and achievable plan to significantly grow our business, we’re committed to investing in Norfolk. Through this acquisition we are putting a firm stake in the ground.
“Both The Wildebeest and The Mad Moose are located in prime locations and we feel we can add value to both sites to take them to the next level.”
Co-owner and chef patron Smith brings 20 years of industry expertise to the sites, having worked at Michel Roux’s Le Gavroche and Galton Blackiston’s Morston Hall.
Since G&D Ventures took over The Ingham Swan in 2010 the venue has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand and two AA rosettes, with the company hoping to replicate its success across Norfolk.