Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has purchased the Golden Ball near Maidenhead, taking its managed estate up to 15 sites.
The Golden Ball is sited in Pinkneys Green, a village outside Maidenhead. The pub has seating for 110 customers inside as well as a large patio and garden. Food includes fresh hand-stretched pizzas, burgers and a range of pub favourites, while the drinks list includes wines, cocktails and an extensive selection of gins.
Brakspear plan to trade the pub in its existing format through the busy Christmas period before giving it a light ‘sparkle’ in January to bring its look and feel more in line with other sites in the managed estate. The existing pub team will remain in place.
Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive, said, “We’re delighted to be adding the Golden Ball to our managed division. It’s a popular pub serving its local community with a great range of food and drink and we think it has great potential within the Brakspear family.
He adds, “We’re very happy with the growth of our managed estate, which we started six years ago. While each pub has its own individual character, they also have some shared features that help customers to identify them as a Brakspear managed site, which will encourage them to visit other pubs in the group, knowing they’ll experience the same top quality food, drink and customer service.”
Brakspear’s managed division was formed in 2013 with the opening of the Bull on Bell Street in Henley-on-Thames and includes pubs across the Cotswolds and south east, many of them with letting rooms. Last summer, Brakspear reopened the Frogmill near Cheltenham, its largest managed site to date, set in extensive grounds with a sizeable wedding and functions business.