ETM Group to open their first pub outside of London

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Editor 20th March 2015
The Six Bells, near Lavenham in Suffolk is set to open next month making it the 14th establishment from Tom and Ed Martin of privately-owned ETM and their first outside of London. The award-winning gastro pub and restaurant operator will undertake an extensive refurbishment and full refit of an historic, Grade II-listed building in the village of Preston St Mary, Sudbury, located 3 miles north of Lavenham and 20 minutes from Bury St Edmunds.ed_and_tom_martin credit to eat out magazine The 2,000 sq foot venue, a former brewery dating back to 1416, will be an English country pub with 20-cover bar and 40-cover dining room that can be split to function as a private events space. Key design features include a polished timber horseshoe-shaped bar, exposed original beams, oak-panelled dining room, parquet timber floor throughout and restored original fireplaces. Head chef John Tremayne is moving from his position of head chef at ETM’s White Swan pub on Fetter Lane to head up the new venture that will focus on careful sourcing from local farms and niche suppliers including nearby Lavenham Butchers and day-boat fish from Leigh-on-Sea. Six BellsOpen from midday, seven days a week, The Six Bells will focus on country pub fare with ETM’s signature touches alongside an extensive wine list, and a beer selection voted for by Preston St Mary locals including monthly guest ales. Average spend per head for a three-course meal with wine is £25. Tom Martin, co-founder of ETM Group, comments: “We are incredibly excited to announce our first opening outside of London. The Six Bells will be very much a locals’ village pub serving both the nearby residents, weekenders from London and holidaymakers with quality food, drink and service as well as an ever-evolving roster of events. We cannot wait to open our doors to this beautiful part of Suffolk.”

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 20th March 2015

ETM Group to open their first pub outside of London