Brindisa founder and co-owner Ratnesh Bagdai has taken on The Bailiwick pub in Englefield Green in Surrey

The pub has been taken on by Dining Etc Ltd, a newly formed company led by Bagdai and Steve Ellis, previously chef patron of The Oxford Blue in Windsor and Restaurant Gordon Ramsey.

Dining Etc has taken a new 20 year free of tie lease with a rent of £80,000 which includes the Bailiwick Pub and adjacent Cheeseman’s Cottage managers accommodation which dates back to the 1790s.

The pub is close to the famous tourist attractions, Virginia Water and Savill Gardens, on the edge of Windsor Great Park.

Bagdai was recently acting as finance director at Polpo, before it went into insolvency proceedings.

Davis Coffer Lyonsacted on behalf of the landlord, Havenchoice Limited and had significant interest and offers. The pub was formerly operated by Brunning & Price as a food-led establishment serving cask ales and traditional food.

Paul Tallentyre, head of pubs and bars at DCL, said: “The Bailiwick is in an exceptionally popular rural location in an idyllic setting, with immediate access to the park. The new tenants know the location well and intend to carry out a full refit and provide all day service to a high standard. I’m sure they will flourish.”