Chestnut Group acquires Oliver family business

UK: Chestnut Group has announced the acquisition of The Cricketers, owned by Trevor and Sally Oliver, parents to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. The two decided to retire earlier this year after 44 years of running the successful Clavering country inn. The Cricketers is famous for being the childhood home of

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Chestnut Group appoints new COO

UK: East Anglian hotel and hospitality company Chestnut Group has announced the appointment of Henry Fairbanks as a new chief operating officer. Fairbanks brings over 20 years of experience in leisure and hospitality. Philip Turner, founder of Chestnut, said: “We are pleased to have appointed Henry to the Chestnut leadership


Chestnut Group buys brace of Suffolk properties

UK: The Chestnut Group has added The Westleton Crown and The Ship at Dunwich to its group of East Anglian inns. The Ship at Dunwich is a Suffolk country pub with 16 en-suite rooms located in a historic coastal village.  The Westleton Crown is a traditional Suffolk coaching inn with


Blue Flag acquires six properties in Nantucket

US: Real estate firm Blue Flag Partners has acquired six hotels in Nantucket, spread across three transactions, which are to be operated by Life House. The properties include Summer House at 27 Fair Street, Summer House at 29 Fair Street, Pineapple Inn on Hussey Street, India Street Inn on India


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