Noted for its “hanging kebabs”, botanical themes and nautical influences, this upmarket pub chain offers food and cocktails at 11 branches in London and northern England. It runs venues such as The Botanist, The Smuggler’s Cove, and The Oast House. Founded in 2011 by Tim Bacon, 51, who also founded restaurant group Living Ventures, and led by managing director Chris Hill, 35, the company has expansion plans that include a Hamptons-style beach house at the Liverpool One complex. In 2013 it received £2.7m of growth capital from Hill Capital Partners and LDC. Sales rose to £17.7m this year.
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