Fuller’s, the London brewer and pub operator, has bought the freehold of an historic pub in Reigate, Surrey. The Market Hotel was bought for an undisclosed sum from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. The pub had been operated by Market Taverns, which runs five sites in London and Surrey, and it will now join Fuller’s managed division, Fuller’s Inns. Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Fuller’s Inns, said: “The Market Hotel is a grand old pub in a commanding position on the High Street in Reigate. It is right at the centre of the town and I am really looking forward to bringing the Fuller’s ethos to the business and showing Reigate what a good, traditional British pub is all about. “We will be making only small behind-the-scenes changes in the short term to bring the pub up to Fuller’s standards. However there are some exciting plans in development for later in the year, including introducing a breakfast offer and making some significant changes to the pub garden, a feature which makes the pub stand out from the competition in the centre of Reigate.” The acquisition takes Fuller’s estate to 367 sites. AG&G advised on the deal.