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19th December 2022

Arnold Arms pub reopens after investment by Red Oak Taverns

The Arnold Arms in Ware Road, Barby near Rugby officially re-opened its doors this week after a joint investment by pub owners Red Oak Taverns and new operator, Jeremy Baker.  The pub which had been closed for over a year has been transformed both inside and out.

The five-week renovation of the village pub has enhanced the traditional pub interior with an open plan area completed with modern fabrics, new flooring, furniture and lighting whilst the exterior has been redecorated together with a redesigned outside patio and seating area.  Eleven new jobs have been created at the new look pub with Paul Joyce joining as the chef alongside Inga Leitiete as the assistant manager.

New tenant at the pub, Jeremy Baker jumped at the chance of running the Arnold Arms, his local pub.  He has extensive hospitality experience having held key roles with Harrods and Smollensky’s in London and having previously owned the Wheatsheaf hotel and pub in Oundle.

He said about taking over the Arnold Arms, “The pub was crying out to be open again.  We want it to become a hub for the village and local area. Red Oak Taverns were on board straight away with our vision and have made it possible for us to create a very special place where everyone is welcome”.

Business development manager for Red Oak Taverns, Jonathan Seaton-Reid said, “Jeremy has both local knowledge and the right experience to establish the Arnold Arms as a proper village pub and we wish him and his team the very best”.

Pictured interior and exterior of the new look Arnold Arms pub


Background Red Oak Taverns

Formed in 2011 by Aaron Brown and Mark Grunnell, Red Oak Taverns is an entrepreneurial, independent national pub company which comprises 206 freehold leased and tenanted pubs.  The Company is privately-owned by its co-founders and a small number of like-minded individual investors.   The pub estate is mainly concentrated in the South, South West, North West and the Midlands with some sites located nationally.  Red Oak Taverns prides itself on its flexible partnerships with its Tenant Partners with the aim of developing long-lasting relationships.

Further details can be found on the Company’s website:

Press release from Darls Communications.

For further press information on Red Oak Taverns contact:

Elaine Beckett

Phone – 07802 782115

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