Rupert Reeves, former operations director at Longshot has become managing director of Miller’s Collection, the operator of top-end gastropubs.

Reeves spent over two-and-a-half years at Longshot helping the development of the Bel and The Dragon estate. He was also formerly a general manager at Mitchells & Butlers

The group opened its fourth pub, the English Partridge at Bighton, Hampshire, last autumn.

The company, which is backed by Abervale Holdings, operates the Queen’s Arms at East Garston, Berkshire, the Peat Spade Inn, in Longstock, Hampshire, and the Anchor Inn in Lower Froyle, Hants.