Cornish-based family-owned brewery St Austell has bought a pub on the outskirts of Bristol.
The business, which owns 175 pubs, inns and hotels across the South West, has acquired The Rising Sun in Pensford.
The pub will become part of St Austell Brewery’s tenanted estate, which also includes The Albion in Clifton and The Lamplighters in Shirehampton.
Steve Worrall, retail director at St Austell Brewery said: “The Rising Sun is a really wonderful acquisition for the company and a natural fit with the rest of our tenanted pub portfolio in the Bath and Bristol area.
“As a business, we have an ongoing strategy to strengthen our award-winning estate of pubs and hotels across the South West.
“With over 160 years’ experience of championing the pub as the focal point of the community, we look forward to developing the Rising Sun’s offering in partnership with our new tenants Lisa Faulkner and Becca Fricker.”
The Rising Sun has a large riverside garden and serves home-cooked food as well as local cask ales and cider.
It received an award for Best Pub at the Western Daily Press Food and Farming Awards in 2018, and was recently shortlisted for Best Foodie Pub at the Crumbs Awards.
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