|The Eagle Flies the Nest|
All change for Askew Road pub
The Eagle pub in Askew Road has been bought by the food-led pub company, Geronimo Inns.
The company is thought to have paid around £2m for the Askew Road site and says it will spend between £300,000 and £400,000 upgrading it before reopening the business September.
The group’s chief executive, Rupert Clevely, founded the business with his wife Joanna: “The pub is a great addition. It’s in a fairly affluent area, but with a mix of housing, which suits us very well,” he said of the Askew Road site.
The company says food is an important element of all its outlets: “All the menus are tailored to suit the pub. Whether it’s traditional pub grub such as sausages and mash, fish and chips, fish cakes or something more expressive, our quality is of paramount importance. We use fresh ingredients. No frozen foods will find their way into our kitchen.”
According to the company website, both the local community and local businesses could stand to benefit from the Geronimo Inns purchase: “The pub has always been the centre of the community and this is our absolute goal. Each pub is individually tailored to the locality. Where possible we like to use local suppliers whether it’s the butcher, the baker, the garden designer, the artist or the painter,” the company says.
With the addition of the Eagle, Geronimo Inns owns 22 pubs, mostly in and around London, including the Tin Goose pubs in Heathrow's Terminals 1 and 3 and one site at St Pancras International train station.
The first Geronimo Inn opened in 1995.
2 June 2008