Lancashire Taverns, the north west-based pub operator, has opened its fifth site. The company has taken a lease with Enterprise Inns at the Chetham Arms in the Lancashire village of Chapeltown. It become the company’s fifth pub, and also its fifth Enterprise leasehold. Andy Morris, partner in the firm, said a mini refurbishment is planned at the Chetham Arms. “It’s a sleeping giant that needs bringing back to life,” he said. Lancashire Taverns was founded in 2008 and Morris said: “The five year plan was to get five pubs and we’ve done that in three years.” He said the company planned to expand elsewhere in the north west, although there is no target number for sites. The company’s first site, the Shoulder of Mutton at Holcombe, was named Britain’s best community pub at the Great British Pub Awards in 2010, organised by M&C Report’s sister publication Morning Advertiser.

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