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Future of Smiths and Jubilee Garage in Bourne, The Lord Nelson in Oakham and the Wig and Mitre in Lincoln in doubt as RedCat Pub Company puts 14 pubs up for sale

The future of a handful of pubs are in doubt after their owner put part of the business into administration and others up for sale.

RedCat Pub Company has put a subsidiary of 10 leasehold pubs into administration, while a further 14 sites are to be put up for sale.

RedCat bought Smiths and The Jubilee Garage in Bourne, as well as The Lord Nelson in Oakham, Rutland, and The Prince Rupert in Newark in 2021 from the Knead Pub Group, owned by Stamford man Michael Thurlby.

Jubilee Garage can be found on North Street, Bourne
Jubilee Garage can be found on North Street, Bourne

RedCat also owns Wig and Mitre in Lincoln.

It is not known which pubs are up for sale but earlier this month The Jubilee Garage announced it was no longer operating a full-time kitchen. A social media post said the venue was “working on a matchday menu for the big sporting days”.

Richard Lewis, who was appointed chief executive of RedCat last year, said: "Some difficult but decisive actions have had to be made to position the business for future success. It is never easy to say goodbye to some fabulous teams – I am grateful to each one of our employees."

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