Oakman Inns has formed a new trading division that will be responsible for the management of a number of carefully-selected public houses, including where the freeholds remain a part of family estates.
The division, which has been called Ashmore Inns, will manage properties, under contract, that are “not typical” of Oakman Inns in their profile.
All will have a style and reputation which will be enhanced from the core competencies that Oakman’s management can bring to the venture, according to the company.
Jack Ashmore, who started with Oakman Inns 10 years ago, has already made his first acquisition, The Pointer in Brill, which specialises in traditional British meats, game and fish.
This week, he will add two further pubs to his portfolio – The Three Locks in Stoke Hammond and The White Swan in Twickenham.
Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of Oakman Inns, said: “I think Ashmore Inns is going to play a very profitable role in the ever-developing Oakman story. Taking on pubs that we admire under sensible commercial terms on a managed contract basis ultimately improves the value of the property for the owners as we improve footfall and sales.”
The main Oakman Inns business currently consists of 24 distinctive all-day family-friendly establishments across the south of England.