Camerons, the North East-based brewer and pub operator, has acquired Sutlers bar in York from a private vendor.

The site, on Fossgate, becomes the 29th venue in Cameron’s managed estate division.

Camerons said it would be maintaining the current drink range and food offer at the venue and all 20 staff will be retained.

Chris Soley, director and general manager at Camerons, said: “We are delighted to have agreed a deal to take on the Sutlers venue and add this to our growing managed pub group. The bar is the perfect fit for us as we look to add quality city-centre venues to our estate. We have been looking at a number of venues in York over the last few years. Sutlers was always a venue we felt would be a great acquisition for Camerons and we are delighted to have got this deal in place.

“It will be business as usual at Sutlers for the immediate future and we want the pub to operate the same way it has done previously. The venue itself is fantastic and we were really impressed by the offer, food and drinks range available here.”

The site, which takes its name from the Army and Navy store which previously operated there, opened in March 2015, offering a range of cask and craft beers, continental coffees and menu focused on traditional British dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.