Renaissance Pubs, the London-based gastropub operator, is believed to have secured its seventh site in the capital, in Clapham, M&C Report understands.

The company, which was founded by Tom Peake, Nick Fox and Mark Reynolds, is believed to have acquired the Latchmere, a former Bramwell Pub Company site, in Battersea Park Road, for an opening later this summer.

The group is currently on-site at the pub, which is housed in the same property as Theatre503.

The company will make its first move into rooms by opening a first boutique hotel above The Tommyfield in Kennington this spring. The Tommyfield Hotel Rooms will be spread over two upper floors of the pub at Kennington Cross, which dates back to 1746.

It has hinted that the Kennington hotel will be the first of many similar projects for the six-strong group, which celebrated its 10th birthday in 2013.

Commenting on the group’s long-term expansion plans last year, Peake said Renaissance Pubs was looking to grow at a rate of around one new site per year.