3Sixty Restaurants, the James Horler-led group, has secured a further sites for its growing pub arm.

The group, which last year secured a new £2.5m banking facility for further growth, will open the Ego at The Fox, Haslington, Cheshire, this September. The pub is a free-of-tie lease from Ei Group.

The company launched its 15th site - Ego at The Fox Cub in Little Hoole, near Preston – last summer having taken on a former Vintage Inns site, owned by Mitchells & Butlers.

Ego, which is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and bar concept, describes its philosophy as “great food, a relaxed atmosphere and a wonderful dining experience”. It operates sites across the north west, Yorkshire and the Midlands.