The Yew Tree Sold to Cirrus Inns

August 6, 2012

Cirrus, the investment vehicle launched to back a premium estate of freehold pubs with rooms, has acquired The Yew Tree, a 17th Century Berkshire pub that was owned by Marco Pierre White and his former business partners.

The Yew Tree in Highclere, near Newbury, instructed specialist leisure advisors Davis Coffer Lyons to sell the freehold property earlier in 2012. DCL sought freehold offers in excess of £1.65 million for the property, which was used to film Marco Pierre White’s 2008 series, Marco’s Great British Feast.

Paul Tallentyre, director of pubs at DCL, said: “This is a excellent addition to Cirrus’s portfolio, and they have some great plans to modernise the premises. It is very pleasing to see that large freehold pubs in areas outside of London are still very much sought-after despite the current market conditions.”

Cirrus Inns was co-founded by 333 Holdings founder Alex Langlands Pearse (Langy) and Mark Askew, former executive head chef at Gordon Ramsay Holdings.