Pub chain plans major kitchen expansion for newly-acquired Devon site

St Austell Brewery adds 170th pub to its portfolio.

Devon-based St Austell Brewery has purchased La Petite Maison, Topsham with plans to expand the former fine dining restaurant. The latest acquisition brings its total number of pubs and inns to 170 across the South West region.

The property is next to St Austell Brewery’s well-established 16th century Inn, The Globe, which focuses on local Devon and West-country produce with boutique hotel style bedrooms. The adjoining property will create a larger kitchen space to accommodate more diners and added rooms to meet the growing demand.

Adam Luck, estate director at St Austell Brewery, said: “This latest purchase will allow us to increase the capacity of The Globe so that we can welcome more customers at this extremely popular establishment. The purchase of La Petite Maison continues St Austell Brewery’s investment in expanding its estate and establishing it as one of the leading providers of accommodation and local sourced food in the region.”

The purchase of La Petite Maison follows the Brewery’s recent acquisition of Head Weir House as part of its plans to extend the existing Mill on the Exe Pub in Exeter. The company has also bought The Puffing Billy in Exton.

St Austell Brewery has been named as the UK’s Best Regional Brewer three times.

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