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37 jobs on cards as new life breathed into empty pub

An award-winning TV chef is launching a pub and restaurant in a Gloucestershire town this spring.

Three AA-rosette-holder Andrew Sheridan, who runs the award-winning restaurant 8 in Birmingham city centre, will transform The Red Lion in Newent, renaming it The Wye Inn.

The pub  has been closed for more than two years.

The chef and his business partner Sam Morgan will also bring a second branch of Black & Green to Newent, having successfully launched in Barnt Green near Birmingham, in 2022.

Mr Sheridan has appeared on the Great British Menu and Come Dine with Me The Professionals. Black & Green is listed by Michelin, AA, Harden's, and The Good Food Guide.

Mr Morgan said: "We've got the right team on board and so the time is right to launch a second offering like that of Black & Green. It'll be beside a beautiful, country pub, deep in the heart of rural Gloucestershire.

"People will be able to eat and drink well at the pub, with a simple menu, or, if they want to enjoy something a little special, they can pop next door to the aptly named Severn & Wye, which will be adjacent to the pub."

Mr Sheridan added: "We are expanding considerably in 2023 and I can't wait to bring our food to Gloucestershire."

A spokeswoman for About Dining Group confirmed that 37 jobs would be created in all.

Opening dates for the Red Lion in Newent, and the adjacent Severn & Wye will be announced shortly.

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