Barons Pubs has ventured from its traditional business model, having opened its first café earlier this year.

The Heather Farm Café, located on Horsell Common, takes the business’ total estate to 10.

It serves coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch, as well as tea and cakes.

Barons opened its ninth pub in January this year – former Chef & Brewer site, The Jovial Sailor in Ripley, near Woking, while its first pub with accommodation opened last October – The Inn at West End, also in Surrey.

The company, founded in 2000 by Clive Price, currently has eight pubs in Surrey and one in Berkshire.