East London Pub Company has bought the freehold for 50 Clapham High Street – formerly Kazbar - with plans to find 20 further sites in core high street locations.
“We were attracted to Clapham because of the prime south London location; there is an opportunity to create something more interesting required on the bar front to match the current restaurant offering in the area, ”says Patrick Frawley, owner of East London Pub Company.
“We want to do something that will still be steeped in old fashioned values in terms of it being a good boozer, like The Ten Bells, but also with a good wine and food list.”
The company has applied for planning permission to carry out extensive refurbishment of the lower ground, ground and upper floors of the site, allowing for all-day dining on the weekends and a night-time venue during the week.
The East London Pub Company was founded in 2014, although The Ten Bells pub has existed in one guise or other since at least the middle of the 18th century.
CDG Leisure brokered the deal.