Rent dispute with landlord leads to pub getting new management
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