Hospitality group which owns Jolly Sailors and White Horse at Brancaster Staithe buys Letheringsett country pub

The King's Head, Letheringsett, which has just been bought by Anglian Country Inns hospitality group. ANL-160627-124237001
The King's Head, Letheringsett, which has just been bought by Anglian Country Inns hospitality group. ANL-160627-124237001

The business group which owns both The Jolly Sailors and The White Horse venues in Brancaster Staithe has expanded its portfolio with the purchase of The King’s Head at Letheringsett.

This acquisition by award-winning Anglian Country Inns brings the total number of sites now owned by the hospitality group to seven.

The King’s Head is situated in an idyllic parkland setting, near Holt. The building has casual dining areas alongside a traditional bar, four guest bedrooms and a beautiful garden.

Said James Nye, managing director ACInns: “The King’s Head is a very welcome addition to our growing hospitality estate. We pride ourselves on the fact that each of our establishments are run independently and have their own charm and individual style, this will remain the case with The King’s Head.

“We look forward to taking the pub’s sterling reputation to the next level, building on its success with our company values and knowhow. There is a great team at The Kings Head already and we are very excited to be working with Emma Darby and her staff. Having recently received three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association we will be strengthening our local ethos by bringing lots more locally-sourced produce on to the menu as well as a great variety of local and regional ales.

“With bustling Holt on our doorstep as well as beautiful countryside, there is plenty for our guests to explore before returning to our comfy guest rooms. It truly is an idyllic place for people to experience all that is on offer in stunning North Norfolk and is a great addition to our family group.”

The other ACInns venues, all in Hertfordshire are The Fox at Willian, The Cricketers, Weston, Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant, Hitchin and Water Lane, Bishops Stortford. It also runs the Brancaster Brewery which produces small batches of real ale.