Epic Pubs, which operates two other pubs in Northamptonshire and Berkshire, is led by managing director Andrew Coath. Coath has worked in the pub and hotel industry for 20 years, including Malmaison in Birmingham, and has received a commendation from the Queen for his contribution to hospitality.
Mill Street Pub & Kitchen, in the centre of market town Oakham, is Epic’s first pub with accommodation, offering seven boutique bedrooms. The 180-cover pub will feature an open kitchen, two private dining rooms including one with a private bar, and an urban country courtyard garden with banquet seating.
Coath said, “We are really excited to be entering the next phase of Epic’s development with this new pub, which will build on the success of our two existing businesses. Each Epic establishment is unique in character and style, but with the same consistent standards of excellence in our food, drink and service.
“We are creating a collection of pubs that as well as offering beautiful boltholes for dining and drinking, are investing back into their local communities. Further sites are planned, including more with bedrooms.”
Wayne McGarry, Development Manager at Punch, said, “We are delighted to have joined forces with Epic Pubs, who have an excellent portfolio of pubs as well as operational expertise. The redevelopment of the site brings Oakham a brand new sensational venue and we are looking forward to continuing working with them on the project and in the future”.
Caption to attached image (l-r): Epic Pubs chef/director Mark Austin; managing director Andrew Coath; central services director Wendy Twiddy and group operations director Jonathan Taylor