The London Brewing Company (LBC), the fledgling operator founded by a former general manager of famous Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) pub the White Horse in Parsons Green, has secured its second site for a brewpub and is targeting at least one more acquisition this year, M&C Report has learnt.
LBC has secured the Bohemia in North Finchley from M&B after previous operator Gregarious Limited ceased trading at the premises last August. Colliers International handled the deal.
LBC, which is run by Dan Fox, already operates the Bull on North Hill in Highgate Village, a Grade II listed building that operates as a brewpub.
Fox told M&C Report that the two venues will be “quite different” despite being close geographically.
“The Bull is very much a country gastropub in look and feel - it has its own cask ale brewery - whereas the Bohemia is a little bit more high energy. It’s going to have live music and comedy and food that’s very much geared around the beer, rather than the other way around.
“It’s going to be open until 1am and we’re going to be producing keg beers predominately rather than cask. It’s a big space as well so it’s going to have a lot more of an industrial feel to it.”
Regarding future acquisitions, Fox said: “We are looking for another one at least this year; we’ll get to three and we’ll see how we feel.”
The Bohemia is set to re-open after a refurbishment in the spring.
Alex Hill, associate director, licensed and leisure at Colliers International, said: “The Bohemia is a fantastic community asset and received a vast amount of interest from many established pub operators. We and our clients could not be happier that this much loved pub will now be returned to the community with such an outstanding operator on board with its unique brewing concept.”