Innovative pub group Brewhouse & Kitchen has acquired its first welsh pub site with the help of leading London law firm Joelson.
The company, which has 18 sites across the UK, has acquired the freehold of Y Mochyn Du pub on the edge of Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
It has plans to refurbish and reopen the pub next year, with the addition of its own microbrewery on site to prepare craft beers and ales.
The new premises, in the home town of its co-founder, Kris Gumbrell, is situated next door to Glamorgan Cricket Club’s ground and the Sport Wales National Centre and is a short walk to the Millennium Stadium, which the firm hopes will help drive customers to the site.
Joelson’s Corporate and Commercial team assisted Brewhouse & Kitchen with a wide range of legal matters, drawing upon the firm’s property and licensing expertise to help the company acquire the freehold on the property.
Reflecting on the transaction, Phil Hails-Smith, Corporate and Commercial Partner at Joelson said: “Brewhouse & Kitchen has seen fantastic growth in recent years, growing from a single location six years ago, to a business with pubs across the country.
“We have a long history of supporting businesses in the hospitality and food and drink sectors with acquisitions, thanks to our different areas of expertise in the firm. We have worked with Kris and Simon Bunn from the very beginning with Brewhouse helping them to grow throughout the UK and are glad that with our continued help Brewhouse & Kitchen continues to expand with their first acquisition in Wales.”
“If you are reading this, pick up the phone and make an appointment with Joelson now, you will not find a better law firm. They have that extremely important and rare combination of legally perfect, commercially savvy and fun to work with. Thanks again for your dedication. Seeing our funding round is now closed, I miss you already.”
Huib (Hub) Van Bockel