Revived Inns takes Eastbourne site

Revived Inns has taken the lease of The Farm at Friday Street in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Revived Inns has taken the lease of The Farm at Friday Street in Eastbourne, East Sussex, adding to its current portfolio of seven pubs.

The pub was previously operated by Whiting & Hammond before the Brian Whiting-led business was placed into administration in October last year. 

Revived Inns will now be looking to capitalise on the historic and substantial suburban pub, which sits on a 1.22 acre plot and benefits from a ground floor trade area with seating for 150 customers, beer garden, large car park and staff accommodation to the upper floors. 

“We are thrilled with this acquisition and can’t wait to throw the doors open to all its loyal local customers,” says Tom Stovold, director at Revived Inns. “The emphasis will be on quality dining based on classic pub staples with some more adventurous offerings. We want to maintain the 'country inn' atmosphere of The Farm and drinkers in the bar areas will be made to feel very welcome at all times. Teas, coffees, sandwiches and bar nibbles will also feature for those not wanting more substantial meals. Children will be welcome, as will dogs (on leads) in the bar areas.”

Work will soon be under way to enhance The Farm, including decoration, new flooring, new heating system and works to improve the beer garden. There will also be a new covered outdoor area suitable for Covid-19 dining.

Revived Inns was formed in 2016 and has grown steadily each year. It operates seven additional pubs across Kent, Sussex, East Sussex and West Sussex. The letting of The Farm was arranged by Savills on behalf of Tavern Propco Ltd.