Almost 100 jobs saved after administrators manage to sell pubs group

Almost 100 jobs have been saved after a pubs group was bought out of administration, for an undisclosed sum.

Wythenshawe-based 16 Hospitality owned and operated four pubs.

Two are in Cheshire – The Partridge in Stretton and The Old Hall Hotel in Frodsham.

The other two are on Anglesey – The White Eagle in Rhoscolyn and The Oyster Catcher in Rhosneigr.

But it was announced on April 27, that the business had been put into administration when Sarah O’Toole and Jason Bell, of Grant Thornton UK, were appointed joint administrators to 16 Hospitality Limited and its subsidiaries on April 9.

Today, the administrators announced that the business and assets of the group have been acquired by Flock Inns Limited, and approximately 100 staff have been transferred as a result of the sale.

Sarah O’Toole, advisory partner at Grant Thornton UK, said: “The impact of COVID-19 on this sector has been significant and, therefore, we are delighted to have achieved a sale which preserves almost 100 jobs.

“We wish the purchaser every success as they take the business forward.”