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The Pot Kiln, Frilsham to reopen in spring under new ownership

A renowned country inn and restaurant will be reopening in the spring under a new operator.

The Pot Kiln, in Frilsham, is currently closed for internal renovations and garden landscaping.

Pot Kiln in Frilsham
Pot Kiln in Frilsham

But it is due to reopen in the spring under a new operating company, Pork Inns — which is under the same ownership as Rob McGill’s Gubb Inns which runs Yattendon Estates’ nearby pub, The Royal Oak.

Pot Kiln directors, Katherine Robinson and Francis Rockcliff, handed over the pub to Pork Inns on January 8 in search of new commercial opportunities.

They said: “Thanks to all our staff, customers, suppliers and shareholders for their support over the years.

Pot Kiln in Frilsham
Pot Kiln in Frilsham

“We’re pleased that the Pot Kiln vision we had planned pre-Covid can now be completed by Rob and most importantly that all our staff’s future employment has been secured.”

All of the pub’s staff have been taken on by The Royal Oak until the Pot Kiln reopens.

Pot Kiln in Frilsham
Pot Kiln in Frilsham

Ms Robinson has been involved with the pub since 2005, which she took over with her ex-husband, TV celebrity chef Mike Robinson.

She had continued to run the pub with her business partner, Mr Rockliff, since 2015.

The Pot Kiln has established itself as the UK’s leading wild food restaurant over the past 19 years.

And this year, it plans to open a wholesale production kitchen producing a chilled wild-food product range for retail and catering outlets.

The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including wild game.

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