Rent dis­pute with land­lord leads to pub get­ting new man­age­ment

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

BOSSES of a Birm­ing­ham gastro pub have pulled out af­ter a rent dis­pute with own­ers Marston’s.

The New Inn, in Vi­vian Road, Har­borne, had been run for four years by the small chain Bit­ters N Twisted.

The group, which runs sev­eral other pop­u­lar eater­ies in the city, chose not to re­new their lease on the pub.

Marston’s pub group, which owns the pub, has taken over man­age­ment and the staff em­ployed un­der Bit­ters N Twisted re­main.

Bit­ters N Twisted’s Matt Scriven said: “Al­though I never re­ally achieved my vi­sion for The New Inn due to var­i­ous fac­tors, I very much en­joyed the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a bit of gastro plea­sure in Har­borne.

“Ul­ti­mately my­self and Marston’s, the land­lord, could not agree on a suit­able rent go­ing for­ward so I felt I had no choice but to step away from The New Inn. I wish the venue un­der Marston’s guid­ance the best of luck for the fu­ture”

The New Inn, which dates back to 1845, was home to Birm­ing­ham’s old­est bowl­ing club un­til 2013 when Bit­ters N Twisted took over the lease.

Bit­ters N Twisted also man­ages The Rose Villa Tav­ern, The Jekyll & Hyde, The Vic­to­ria and Island Bar, among oth­ers.

> Har­borne’s New Inn, in Vi­vian Road

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