Hotel and pub chain plan Bideford move

Hospitality giant look to open second North Devon Premier Inn and Brewer’s Fayre

PLANS to build a new Premier Inn hotel and Brewer’s Fayre restaurant could be on the cards for Bideford, the North Devon Gazette has learned.

Parent company Whitbread is understood to have bought an undisclosed site in Bideford and are preparing to submit a planning application to Torridge District Council.

Plans are said to be so far advanced that a 59-bed hotel and family pub could be built in the town before the end of the year. It could create welcome jobs for Bideford

Despite contacting the company on Friday, Whitbread, whose brands also include Beefeater, Table Table and Costa Coffee, was unable to comment before the Gazette went to press yesterday afternoon.

The company runs 100s of Premier Inn and Brewer’s Fayres around the country, including businesses in Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple.

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