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Investment planned as Queens Head is sold to hotel company

The Queens Head at Nassington
The Queens Head at Nassington

The popular Queens Head at Nassington, one of the few restaurants in the area to hold two AA Rosettes, has been sold.

Completehotels, which has operated the pub restaurant - renowned for its food and specialising in high quality steaks including the world famous Wagyu– since 2010, has purchased the freehold of the inn, with 10 rooms, from local businessman and owner Michael Padley,

Robert Smith and Paul Smyth, from Completehotels.
Robert Smith and Paul Smyth, from Completehotels.

“Having owned and operated the business for the last five years we understand what makes it tick,” says Robert Smith, Managing Director and joint owner. “In buying the freehold we can plan further ahead and invest with greater certainty, and develop the business with a clear strategy.”

Refurbishment work is already planned to some bedrooms and bathrooms. Completehotels is also exploring the possibility of improving the riverside outdoor areas to make them more appealing to diners and outdoor drinkers in the warmer months.

Paul Smyth, Operations Director and joint owner who is based at the Queens Head Inn, says the purchase of the freehold means that they have longer-term stability for the existing team of management and staff, and can even look forward to employing and developing additional staff in the coming months:

“This is an exciting time to be involved with the Queens Head Inn as we start the next stage of our ambitious journey to make it a household name as the pre-eminent pub, restaurant and small hotel in the region.”

The compoany has been a Classic Lodges Partner Property since 2012. Richard Smith, Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Classic Lodges, adds: “We look forward to extending our relationship with Completehotels through next year and building on the success of this fantastic hotel.”

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