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25th March 2024

Heartwood Collection acquires The Prince of Wales, East Barnet – Opening Winter 2024

Heartwood Collection, the leading UK hospitality group backed by Alchemy Partners, has acquired The Prince of Wales, East Barnet.  Following the acquisition of the pub Heartwood Collection remains on track to grow to over 60 inns and brasseries by June 2027.

The Prince of Wales is an historic pub (first opening in 1876) in the centre of East Barnet village. As the village’s last remaining pub, Heartwood Inns will be undertaking a multi-million pound refurbishment to ensure it remains at the heart of the local  community for many years to come.

The refurbishment will mean the enhancement of a large welcoming bar and dining room with a combined capacity of 150 covers. Outside, the space will be transformed to create a terrace for up to 55 covers.

Guests will be able to enjoy Heartwood’s seasonally-changing menu which is developed in line with the Group’s ethos for delivering sustainable, fresh food. This sits neatly alongside a carefully selected wine list, cask ales, beers and cocktails.

Heartwood has the highest possible rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (Three stars) and also recently won ‘Best Food-Led Pub Group 2023’ at the Restaurant Magazine’s Awards

The acquisition of the pub follows the recent news that Heartwood Inns had acquired The Royal Forest in Epping Forest. With 28 bedrooms, The Royal Forest is scheduled to open in the autumn and will take the Group’s room offering to over 175 rooms by the end of 2024.

Richard Ferrier, CEO, Heartwood Collection, said:

“I am delighted that we have been able to acquire what is clearly a much-loved local at the heart of East Barnet village. We will now embark on an ambitious development for the pub to  ensure that The Prince of Wales remains a hub for the local community for years to come. We can’t wait to get going!”

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Notes to editors

Heartwood Collection is the Group that operates 22 Heartwood Inns pubs and 14 Brasserie Blanc restaurants across the UK. Heartwood Collection’s current site portfolio is as follows:


The Barley Mow – Englefield Green, Surrey

The Black Horse – Thame, Oxfordshire

The Black Horse – Reigate, Surrey

The Black Swan – Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

The Boot – Histon, Cambridgeshire

The Britannia – Parkstone, Dorset

The British Queen – Locksbottom, Kent

The Cricketers – Cobham, Surrey

The Hare – Harrow Weald, Middlesex

The Highwayman – Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

The Jobber’s Rest – Upminster, Essex

The Jolly Farmer – Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire

The King’s Arms – Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The King’s Head – Teddington, Middlesex

The March Hare – Guildford, Surrey

The Oaks – Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset

The Plough & Harrow – Long Ditton, Surrey

The Queen’s Head – Weybridge, Surrey

The Red Deer – Horsham, West Sussex

The Sun Inn – Chobham, Surrey

The White Bear – Ruislip, Middlesex

The White Horse – Dorking, Surrey


Upcoming openings:

The Quill & Scholar – Lichfield, Staffordshire. Opening 25th March 2024

The Rising Sun – Reading, Berkshire. Opening June 2024

The Rope & Anchor – Emsworth, Hampshire. Opening Summer 2024

The Coat & Bear – Newbury, Berkshire. Opening Summer 2024

The White Hart – Lewes, East Sussex. Opening Autumn 2024

The Royal Forest – Epping Forest, Essex. Opening Autumn 2024

Brasserie Blanc Restaurants

London – Chancery Lane

London – Fulham Reach

London – Southbank

London – Threadneedle Street





Hale Barns


Milton Keynes




Heartwood Collection is backed by Alchemy Partners. recently announced news that Heartwood Collection recently secured an additional £100m of funding from its owner Alchemy Partners and its banking partner OakNorth to support the Group’s continued growth in freehold pubs and freehold pubs-with-rooms.

Heartwood Inns has been nominated for four Publican Awards including Best Managed Pub Group and Best Brand/ Concept with Heartwood Collection receiving nominations for four Casual Dining Awards including Best Pub Group and Best Employer alongside Best Pub/ Bar Company in the MCA Hospitality Awards.

Press Contact

For any media enquiries please contact Emma Martin: / 020 3166 2727

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