Husband and wife co-owners Sam and Georgie Pearman have purchased Gloucestershire inn, The Wild Duck, and will expand Cheltenham’s Georgian Villa No. 131.
Based in the village of Ewen, Gloucestershire, the latest addition to The Lucky Onion’s portfolio is The Wild Duck, a 16th century inn. It will close for refurbishment in the New Year before reopening in late summer with 12 individually-designed bedrooms.
Georgian Villa No. 131 in Cheltenham will have its room offering doubled from 11 to 22. A florist, coffee shop and bakery will be added to the front of the building while the restaurant will have its number of covers doubled to accommodate larger dining groups. Further improvements include additions to the outside dining space which will be extended to include an outdoor bar, fire pits and sofas.
The Lucky Onion has also announced two new chef positions with former Mission Wine Bar and Kitchen head chef James de Jong joining The Tavern in Cheltenham, and Michelin Pub of the Year The Wild Rabbit’s Alan Gleeson joining as head chef of No. 131.