Terry Pullen sells The Bickley to focus on Bloomsbury Ballroom

October 2, 2013

Serial entrepreneur Terry Pullen has sold The Bickley in Chislehurst, Kent, through DCL – the leisure specialists – to Redcomb Pubs

The substantial detached Victorian pub which is located in the leafy streets outside Chislehurst station, is held on the remainder of a Spirit Pub Company lease and was disposed of in an off-market deal.

This disposal follows the recent sale of three other venues and is part of a wider strategy to concentrate on growing Pullen’s The Bloomsbury Ballroom – which he purchased in 2012 – and consultancy projects.

The stunning Art Deco Ballroom provides 15,000 sq ft of multi-disciplinary event space. It boasts a capacity of 880 people standing, 500 for conference and 300 seated for dining and can be used for a wide range of events from weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to fashion shoots and product launches. The venue also runs a programme of its own events including club nights and burlesque suppers.

Terry Pullen, said: “Since purchasing the Bloomsbury Ballroom we have been oversubscribed by both organisations and individuals wanting to use our unique space. Nowadays, people have a very clear idea of how they want their event to look and feel. Our truly bespoke service – which doesn’t restrict guests in terms of suppliers, menus or themes – ensures it turns out exactly as they imagined. We are currently on the look-out for other similar venues in the Capital which we intend to operate as a similar format events venue.”

Chris Bickle of Davis Coffer Lyons added: “After hearing of their success at The Station Hotel in Hither Green, I knew Redcomb Pubs would be the perfect operator for The Bickley and ideally suited to build on the success Terry has enjoyed over recent years at this marvellous venue. The works planned with undoubtedly enhance the character of the building and place it firmly on the map as a top quality, character suburban pub.”