Pub group adds a fa­mous land­mark

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SOUTH­PORT’S Mikhail Ho­tel and Leisure Group is ex­pand­ing its range with the pur­chase of Doc­tor Dun­can’s in Liver­pool city cen­tre.

The his­toric pub, which sits in the shadow of St Ge­orge’s Hall, is the lat­est ac­qui­si­tion of the Mikhail Ho­tel and Leisure Group (MHALG) which al­ready has venues in South­port and St He­lens.

An­drew Mikhail, chair­man of Mikhail Ho­tel and Leisure Group, said: “This is a re­ally ex­cit­ing time for us as a group as we con­tinue to ex­pand.

“We have al­ways had plans to move into Liver­pool city cen­tre but we were wait­ing for the right venue and we truly be­lieve that Doc­tor Dun­can’s is that place.’’

The pub is noted for its or­nate decor in­clud­ing de­tailed tiling.

“It is steeped in his­tory and of­fers a great place to go for city work­ers and peo­ple en­joy­ing a leisurely drink in great sur­round­ings,’’ said Mr Mikhail.

“While we can see what a good venue it cur­rently is, we can also see huge po­ten­tial for what it can be­come. We have a proven track record of pro­vid­ing ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice in venues that are re­fur­bished to the high­est spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

“We are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the cur­rent staff and get­ting to know the cus­tomers and find­ing out how they’d like Doc­tor Dun­can’s to de­velop.”

The group said that it has plans to re­fur­bish the pub in the near fu­ture while be­ing sym­pa­thetic to the his­tory of the build­ing.

The pub named af­ter Wil­liam Henry Dun­can, who was Liver­pool and the UK’s first med­i­cal of­fi­cer of health.

The Mikhail Ho­tel and Leisure Group owns the Bold Ho­tel, South­port and the Ec­cle­ston Arms, St He­lens and is open­ing Lord Street Ho­tel and a wine and cham­pagne bar in South­port in sum­mer 2018. It also owns Punch Tarmey’s Ir­ish pubs in South­port and St He­lens.

An­drew Mikhail, above, whose group al­ready owns out­lets in South­port, will now run Dr Dun­can’s in Liver­pool, left

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