Staffordshire-based Parogon Pub Company has doubled the size of its estate, with the acquisition of three venues.

The group, which was launched in 2007, said the move heralded a “new era” for the business.

The group has taken on the Sheet Anchor in Whitmore and the Broughton Arms in Betley, both in Staffordshire and The Boars Head in Walgherton, Staffordshire.

The Sheet Anchor in Whitmore was first taken over by Parogon at the end of 2015 and work is about to begin to give it a “fresh look and concept”. The group said: “This village local will be transformed into a vibrant destination restaurant while still retaining the cosy pub element at the front of the building with roaring fires, great beers and home cooked food”. The pub is expected to relaunch in time for Christmas.

The group has acquired the freehold of the Broughton Arms and obtained planning permission to demolish the old extensions and rebuild a “spectacular new contemporary restaurant while still retaining the historical front of the pub”. The group says it is on track to re-open the pub in early 2017.

The Boars Head sees the group venturing into South Cheshire for the first time, when it takes over the site in 2017.

The company, which is led by directors Phil Sharp and Richard Colclough, currently operates the Orange Tree Bar & Grill in Trent Vale, the Swan with Two Necks in Blackbrook and The Wayfarer at Fillybrooks, near Stone.

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