An estate of quality freehouses across the South of England......
Victoria Inns was established in 2003 with a clear focus to create an estate of good quality leased free houses. The Company lease provides a stable and secure foundation for entrepreneurs to grow a new business.
Victoria Inns has been steadily expanding since its first acquisition, the Volunteer in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight (Camra Pub of the Year). This was followed by freehold acquisitions in Bridport, Glastonbury, Plymouth, Dover, Cowes, Weymouth and Exeter. The estate now totals ten outlets across the South of England. The Company is constantly engaged in a refurbishment program of the estate in order to maintain existing trade and to attract new customers.
Although Victoria Inns owns the freehold of the properties, the business is very much in the hands of our lessees and through this dynamic partnership we have seen consistent growth over the past six years.
Victoria Inns is privately owned and controlled - its directors have a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and have worked closely with most of the major players in the market.
With a funding package in place, the company is looking to grow the estate further and provide more opportunities for enthusiastic and energetic entrepreneurs to run their own business.If you are interested in running your own pub, we would like to hear from you. Please visit the other pages and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and find out more.
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Weymouth enjoys Olympic success
Both the Duke of Edinburgh and Rock Hotel have been basking in the glow of Team GB's sailing success in Weymouth! Huge crowds were drawn to watch the events and the beautiful Dorset resort is firmly on the map!
Oddfellows Cocktail bar wows Exeter!
Faye and Yvan are delighted with the huge success of the cocktail lounge they have opened upstairs at the Oddfellows. They have also launched their website www.theoddfellowsbar.co.uk. A real Exeter success story!
Hope and Anchor face lift
Customers have been pouring in with compliments at the newly decorated Hope and Anchor in Briport and love the new signage. David and Sue have been thrilled with the response the new colour scheme has produced and report an increase in trade since the works were completed!
Rockerfella at the Rock, Weymouth
Mark and Debbie are pleased to annouce the launch of their superb dining experience Rockerfella's at the Rock. Find out more on their website www.therockweymouth.co.uk
New landlords at the King Arthur
Glastonbury welcomes Jenna and William as the new landlords of the King Arthur. With many years experience in the trade, they are relishing the prospect of making the Arthur even more successful than ever with great food and live music. Go and enjoy a warm welcome in Glastonbury's favourite local!
The Abbots is back with a new landlord
The Abbots Way is celebrating the return of its name and with a new landlord. Michelle Colley has taken over this highly successful pub in Southway Plymouth on the edge of the moors. Already she is attracting a good local following and with darts, pool, quizzes, Sports TV and karaoke she is confident of having a great 2011.
The Rock in Weymouth welcomes new landlords
Mark and Debbie Pollard are celebrating their arrival at The Rock after many successful years running the Clifton in Portland. Victoria Inns are delighted to have them on board and know that they will take this great pub from strength to strength.
Oddfellows cocktail bar now open !
Faye and Yvan continue to grow their business in Exeter with the addition of an exciting upstairs cocktail bar available for parties and meetings or just pop in for a cool sundowner!
Duchy of Cornwall refurbished with new landlord
Pauline Mildren has taken over at the Duchy of Cornwall after an extensive refurbishment. She is delighted to be taking over this well known Plymouth local and hopes the new look will attract even more locals to come and enjoy her hospitality.
King Arthur attracts local praise after sparkle
The front of the King Arthur has undergone a complete facelift as the landlords continue to improve this historic Glastonbury pub. The King Arthur is busier than ever and offers a range of activities with skittles, karaoke, live music and a fantastic beer garden. There is a large function room available for meetings parties and functions.
Rock Hotel Weymouth re-opens 27th July
The largest Victoria Inns development to date nears completion as Weymouth looks forward to the spectacular new Rock in Abbotsbury Road, serving home cooked quality food and set to become the town's favourite pub.
New lessee at the Three Cups in Dover which undergoes major refurbishment
Maggie Mellors takes over the Three Cups in Dover which is due to re-open shortly after a major refurbishment. Come and meet Maggie in August and enjoy a warm welcome and some great home cooked food
Edinburgh in Weymouth re-opens to great acclaim
Great excitement in this lovely seaside resort as the Edinburgh in St Thomas Street reopens after undergoing a major development with expanded retail areas and a hidden beer garden.
Victoria Inns expands with 10th pub!
The Rock Hotel has just been acquired by Victoria Inns, taking the total estate to 10 pubs of which two are in Weymouth!
Oddfellows opens in Exeter to great acclaim
Faye and Yvan Williams have been delighted with the response to the reopening of the Oddfellows. The pub, previously The Thirsty Camel has undergone a major refurbishment and now offers a quality bar as well as excellent food. Exeter locals are celebrating the news that a great pub in the City Centre is now available for them to enjoy!
Volunteer in Ventnor runner up in Camra Pub of the Year
Mike and Heather are celebrating yet another success as they took 2nd place in the Camra Pub of the Year - recognition of their dedication to providing the island's best range of quality beers. The Volly has been one of the top placed Camra pubs for the last 4 years - surely next year they will get the number one spot!
Vectis reopens to delight of locals
The Vectis in Cowes has reopened after an extensive refurbishment to the delight of the many locals in West Cowes who have missed it for the last two months. It is busier than ever and Maurice and Linda are looking forward to welcoming new customers and old back to this historic pub.
Victoria Inns expands to Weymouth
We have just completed on the Duke of Edinburgh in Weymouth and welcome Dennis and Sue aboard the good ship Victoria! What's more, plans are afoot to develop the pub making it even better than before - watch this space!
Vectis closes for major refurbishment
Cowes excitement is growing as the Vectis closes its doors for a major refurbishment. Maurice and Linda are looking to welcome one and all back in mid May to what we believe will be the best pub in Cowes, if not the Island!
Hope and Anchor welcomes new landlords
The Hope and Anchor said farewell to Martin and Julia and welcomes the new landlords, David, Sue and their son Tom Gordon who have come from running the highly successful Lord Nelson at Norton sub Hamdon in Somerset. Friday the 10th March is set for their opening party and all are welcome to meet them.
Good Pub Guide 2006 published
The GPG has just been published and the King Arthur Glastonbury and Hope and Anchor Bridport have appeared for the first time! The Volunteer, Ventnor a regular in the guide has received a special commendation in the Isle of Wight section.
Three Cups Dover has a facelift
Things are looking up at the Three Cups in Dover. With a fresh look on the inside and a lovely new trade patio outside, customers have never had it so good at Dover's favourite local. Landlords Chris and Karen Birtwell are delighted with the improvements and are looking forward to growing on their successful start.
King Arthur Glastonbury going from strength to strength
Landlords Marianne and Ken are celebrating a very successful first 6 months at the King Arthur. Following a major refurbishment program in March, they reopened the pub to much acclaim and it is now busier than ever ! With some of the best live music in Somerset and a great range of beers and lagers, the pub is fast becoming the most popular in town!
Live Sport at the Vectis Tavern on the Isle of Wight
The new landlord at the Vectis in Cowes on the Isle of Wight is intoducing live sports coverage after responding to popular demand from the locals
Duchy of Cornwall invites the Duchess for a pint
The Landlord at this famous Plymouth hostelry has extended an invitation to the Duchess of Cornwall to come and sample some Duchy bitter. A response is still awaited
Victoria Inns celebrates latest acquisition
The Abbots Way in Plymouth is the latest addition to the growing estate. Commenting on the purchase, Dave Hampton said he was very excited about the prospects for the pub, " especially as the new licensees Tracey and Mark have some great ideas for taking the business forward."
Police chief calls for £7 pint
According to the BBC police are asking for drink prices to be trebled. See the whole story here.
Volunteer on the Isle of Wight wins award
Mike and Heather Janvrin, licensees of the "Volly" were celebrating after being one of only two pubs on the island to appear on the MA UK Top pubs list! Still the best real ale pub on the Island!