The Bull in Bridport Bought by London Brewery
8:10am 12th June 2014
(Updated 8:33am 13th June 2014)
The Bull Hotel in Bridport will soon be in new hands.
Proprietor Richard Cooper has sold the business to Fullers.
The family run London Brewer, who own pubs and hotels, have also bought a 50% stake in the Stable Pizza Chain.
Richard and his wife Nikki have had the Bull for 8 years. Richard told us it was a tough decision but time for a change.
"These things do come to an end and this I think really works out for our staff, for The Bull and for our customers. I think The Bull probably needs some investment now and it needs to move on. We might be the 50th owner of The Bull. Hopefully we've made our mark, but now its time for the next person."
Richard Cooper says it's time for him to concentrate on expanding The Stable - a chain of pizza restaurants which started in Dorset.
"We have found a great partnership in Fullers and the people there are lovely people and friendly people which we like. And there are allowing us to go out and open a lot more Stable restaurants throughout the South. So that's the plan."