Brunning & Price (B&P), The Restaurant Group-owned pub group, is to open a country pub in Ribble Valley in Lancashire next March.

M&C reported in August that B&P has secured the Aspinall Arms in Mitton and is planning a substantial investment at the site, which will become its 36th pub, to restore the “building and grounds to their former splendour”. This will include a substantial bar at the heart of the building with six cask beers on tap.

Fleurets handled the sale. Ian Taylor of Fleurets said: “The Aspinall Arms has been owned by the Aspinall family for generations. The sale attracted strong interest from a number of great companies, but I’m delighted for our client that a new lease was agreed with Brunning and Price.

“Brunning and Price have a proven track record of sensitively developing premises into bespoke, high quality destination food houses, and I’m sure the Aspinall Arms will be no exception.”