The Lucky Onion, the Cotswold-based collective of hotels and restaurants owned by husband and wife team Sam and Georgie Pearman has announced that they will be expanding their portfolio from Spring 2016 after acquiring two new sites.
In Cheltenham, the award winning Georgian villa No. 131 The Promenade, which opened originally in 2013, will double in size adding a further 11 bedrooms to make 22 rooms in total. A florist, coffee shop and bakery will be new additions at the front of the building, while inside a large communal sitting room will be added and the restaurant will double the number of covers to accommodate larger dining groups. Outside, an extended seating area will also make space for an outdoor bar, fire pits and additional sofas.
In the Cotswolds, The Lucky Onion have purchased The Wild Duck in the quaint village of Ewen, Gloucestershire. The 16th century Inn will close early in the New Year for a full refurbishment and will reopen in late summer with 12 bedrooms, all individually designed by Georgie Pearman. In a similar style that regulars will be accustomed to at The Wheatsheaf in Northleach, The Wild Duck will be a comfortable and stylish country Inn with a touch of luxury in the bedrooms.
This, along with the recent launch of The Lucky Onion Drinks Academy earlier this year, which brings on board respected professionals from the drinks and bar industry to run a talent-driven programme for their group’s bar staff, will mark an important period of growth for The Lucky Onion.
The Lucky Onion comprises of chefs, restauranteurs’, sommeliers, hoteliers, graphic designers, artists and interior designers who all have a passion for travel, food and drink and design believing in exceptional service and hospitality. The group is owned and managed by Sam and Georgie Pearman and currently includes boutique hotels No. 131 The Promenade and No. 38 The Park in Cheltenham, critically acclaimed inn The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach and Cotswold restaurants The Tavern and The Chequers. The couple will add to their collective in 2016 following the acquisition of The Wild Duck in Ewen, and the expansion of No. 131 The Promenade in Cheltenham.