Daniel Thwaites, the Lancashire based brewer and pub operator, has acquired two pubs in Lancashire - the Pendle Inn in Barley, and the Hare and Hounds in Foulridge.

The Pendle Inn is a traditional village pub with a 60-cover dining room, six letting rooms and the potential for further development, with previous owner Joanne Lowcock retiring.

The Hare and Hounds, which was acquired from administrators FRP Advisory, has five en-suite letting rooms and 60-covers.

Thwaites is already familiar with Foulridge, where it also owns The New Inn.

Rick Bailey, executive chairman at Daniel Thwaites, said: “The Pendle Inn is a beautiful, country pub in a walker’s paradise. It has developed a great reputation and has just come through a very successful and busy Christmas period. We love the area and are excited about taking it forward and building on its already excellent reputation.

“The Pendle Inn’s location, in the shadow of Pendle Hill, makes it ideal to join our growing family of outstanding properties in great locations.”

The Pendle Inn will continue to trade as normal, with the team transferring into Daniel Thwaites, which has around 250 pubs, inns, hotels and spas.

The sale of both properties was handled by Fleurets.