The Griffin Inn, Swithland has been acquired by the pubco founded by Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney.

After recently taking investment from Lee Cash, founder of Peach Pubs, the group has moved quickly to open its second pub after the success of their flagship venue, The Tap & Run, Upper Broughton.

“When Everards called to say the Griffin was about to become available it was an opportunity we jumped at. As a Loughborough lad, I know the reputation this pub has, and I’m thrilled and honoured to take the baton from John and Jay after 20 years,” MD Harry Gurney said.

“Everards have some wonderful pubs, some superb beer and most importantly, their values as an organisation are closely aligned to ours at the Cat & Wickets Pub Company, we are very excited about working with them,” Broad added.

The group intend to recreate their premium gastro pub menu and drinks list from The Tap & Run. This includes Friday night live music, two for £12 cocktails, and Sunday roasts.

The pub has undergone a two-and-a-half-day refurbishment worth £50,000.