Pheasant Pluckers, the Gloucestershire-based pub restaurant operator, has acquired its fifth site in the county for an undisclosed fee from a guide price of £465,000. The company, which was founded in 1993 by business partners Nick Beardsley and Christophe Coquoin, has acquired the freehold of Foston’s Ash Inn at The Camp, near Stroud from Peter Cosgrove, who owned the business for five years. According to Beardsley, the company plans to add a 40-cover conservatory dining area to the pub, taking its capacity up to 150 covers. Beardsley said: “We hope to have the new dining area launched at the end of October to bring the property in line with our other food-led sites. “We plan to gradually build the business from our base in Stroud with the acquisition of quality food-led properties.” The company is also set to build an accommodation block in the rear garden of the property to provide six en suite letting bedrooms.