E&Y forced to shut down Swallow hotels

Administrators from Ernst & Young have been forced to close 20 hotels and
managed pubs of the London & Edinburgh Swallow Group after being unable to
find any buyers for them.

The closure of the hotels and pubs resulted in the loss of approximately 220

E&Y administrators said they had explored every possible avenue to save
these sites since being appointed to run the group on 14 September but had been

Joint administrator Angela Swarbrick said: ‘It is unfortunate that despite
negotiation with interested parties, it has not been possible to conclude a sale
of these hotels and pubs to secure their long term future. Regretfully, we are
no longer able to continue trading the sites affected.’

The hotels to close are: Golden Lion, Hunstanton, Norfolk; Harrow on the
Hill, Lenham, Maidstone; Horse and Groom, Rollesby, Norfolk; Panmure Hotel,
Monifieth, Angus; and Swan Hotel, Gillingham, Beccles;

Public Houses that will close are: Ashes, Leeds; Hop Inn, Paddock Wood, Kent;

Kings Inn, Ongar, Essex; Magic Box, Stokescroft, Bristol; Mucky Mulligans,
Perth, Scotland; Northumberland, Reading, Berkshire; Pheasant Hotel, Salisbury,
Plaza Tavern, Benwell, Newcastle; Pontiac, Gt Yarmouth, Tunstall, Norfolk;

Ross’s Bar, Glasgow, Scotland; Significant Half, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth;
Stocketts, Coxheath; The Burgh, Edinburgh, Scotland; Trent Navigation,
Nottingham; and White Quay, Stoneraise Durdar, Carlisle, Scotland

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