New World Trading Company (NWTC), the Chris Hill-led group, has submitted plans to bring its The Botanist brand to Bath.

The company plans to transform the former Burger & Lobster site, which was house in the Grade II-listed Octagon Hall in the city centre’s Milsom Place into a bar, creating 50 jobs.

In March, the Graphite-backed pub group, was named the fastest growing company in the UK eating and drinking-out sector over the past year.

The company has topped this year’s AlixPartners Growth Company Index a year after it debuted on the list.

The currently 21-strong group, which plans to add six sites per year going forward, has further openings lined up in Coventry, Watford, Cardiff and Exeter.

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