Propel News

Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars acquires fifth site: Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars, headed by Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, has bought The Church Inn at Mobberley, Cheshire, which will be developed with new letting rooms and a larger functions trade. Other sites operated by the company are the Bull’s Head, also in Mobberley; the Three Greyhounds Inn near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire; the Red Lion in Weymouth, Dorset; and The Cholmondeley Arms near Malpas in Cheshire. Bird developed Que Pasa at Eldridge Pope while McLaughlin was formerly managing director of Spanish restaurant chain La Tasca. Kelly Catterall, Christie Finance consultant, who helped arrange the finance, said: “We are delighted to have secured the funding to enable Mary and Tim to acquire their next business venture. The combination of their existing sector knowledge and excellent reputation as established operators, together with our unrivalled sector knowledge and established relationships with lenders, means we have been able to negotiate a competitive facility and introduced a lender who will assist Mary and Tim with their growth plans in the future.”


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