Birketts advise Chestnut on the acquisition of The Wiveton Bell


23 June 2022

Birketts has advised one of the UK’s leading hospitality businesses, Chestnut, on its acquisition of The Wiveton Bell, one of Norfolk’s best-loved dining pubs.

With an already impressive range of locations across East Anglia, The Wiveton Bell is the latest to be added to Chestnut’s stylish collection of pubs, restaurants and hotels, each celebrating the people, provenance and personality of the region.

Chestnut now have five locations along the Norfolk coast with Birketts having also advised on the acquisitions of The Feathers Hotel and The Lawns Hotel & Wine Bar, both in Holt, and The Maltings in Weybourne in the last 18 months.

The Birketts team was led by Nick Burt (Partner, Corporate), assisted by Simona Gruodyte (Associate, Corporate), Josie Beal (Associate, Employment), Robbie Watson (Associate, Corporate Tax), Stacy Aspden (Legal Director, Commercial Property) and Julie Gowland (Partner, Licensing).

Philip Turner, Founder and Managing Director of Chestnut, commented: ‘This has been another successful acquisition with the help of Birketts. Nick Burt and his team have provided professional support across the board from start to finish.’

Nick Burt commented ‘It has been great to work with the team at Chestnut on another successful acquisition, which we are confident will ensure one of our fantastic regional pubs continues to thrive. We look forward to working with the Chestnut again in the future.’