Titanic Brewery has acquired the Old Poets’ Corner, in Ashover, as it continues to expand its pub estate across the Midlands region.
It’s a multi-award-winning pub, with bed and breakfast rooms and an historic holiday cottage. It enjoys a countryside setting, just a few miles from Chatsworth House.
Titanic Brewery, based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, is expanding its estate based on the owners’ ambitious vision to have 20 pubs and café bars by 2020.
Director Dave Bott, pictured at the Old Poets’ Corner, said: “The Old Poets’ Corner is a thriving village pub, well loved by locals and tourists.
“It is a fantastic business opportunity and there’s a new challenge for Titanic Brewery, as this is the first property in our pub estate to have B&B rooms and even a large cottage, sleeping up to eight guests.”
The Old Poets’ Corner is the second Titanic pub in Derbyshire, joining the Cheshire Cheese, Buxton. There are six Titanic Brewery pubs in Staffordshire and three café bars, all opened in the brewery’s new bod café concept in 2018 and 2019. Work is currently progressing on a fourth bod café bar, in Newport, Shropshire.
The pub was put up for sale by Kim and Jackie Beresford, who also own the Ashover Brewery. The Old Poets’ Corner was sold separately from the brewery, which is also currently on the market as a going concern.
Bott said: “The doors will remain open and the only difference customers will see in the first few weeks is Titanic Brewery branding and our range of beers on the bar.
“There will be a lot going on behind the scenes as we are planning to refresh the décor and outside areas over the coming months. We are excited to be investing in this superb, historic pub, and to build on the hard work of former owners, Kim and Jackie Beresford.