Shepherd Neame has acquired another central London pub — the Compton Cross, on the corner of Old Compton Street and Charing Cross Road, in Soho.
The pub is recorded as trading as early as 1731, making it one of the area’s oldest, and is grade II listed. It is due to re-open on Monday, April 15. A refurbishment is planned for July.
Nigel Bunting, Shepherd Neame’s director of pub operations, said: “We’re delighted to add this famous old pub to our growing London portfolio.
“It confirms our continued investment in interesting and unique locations, and represents another landmark pub for us in the capital. It also highlights our commitment to offering a great experience for our customers.”
Also re-opening this month is the Cheshire Cheese, Little Essex Street, which was acquired in September last year and which has just undergone a major refurbishment.
Last year, Shepherd Neame also added the Samuel Pepys and the Savoy Tap to its London pub estate. It now has 323 pubs across the capital and the South East, 37 of which are in central London.