16 Hospitality is delighted to announce the name of its eagerly anticipated new site in Stretton, Warrington, The Partridge, which is scheduled to open in late spring.

The new name aims to reflect 16 Hospitality’s simple yet effective ethos; to offer quality British food, served by a friendly team of hospitality experts in comfortable surroundings. The name of The Partridge, which is being reinvented as a traditional inn with 10 exceptional bedrooms, was decided upon due to the sites countryside connections and as English partridge are regularly spotted in the local area.

After undergoing a complete transformation, supported by a £1m investment (after the freehold acquisition), The Partridge, formally known as The Hollow Tree, will be joining 16 Hospitality’s four other pubs, which are located across Cheshire and Anglesey, The Swan in Tarporley, The Crown at Goostrey, The White Eagle in Rhoscolyn and The Oyster Catcher in Rhosneigr.

The Partridge will emulate the same winning formula that’s ensured success at 16 Hospitality’s four other sites, and there are high hopes that it will become a firm favourite in the local community.

Edward Barlow, Managing Director of 16 Hospitality, commented on the announcement;

“When we first saw this site, we saw real potential to develop a quality inn which we believe will become a firm favourite with our visitors and a central point for the local community. The name is a very important part of tying that all together as it not only marks the start of a new chapter at the pub, but it also brings our vision to life.

“One of the most important parts of any hospitality venue is good customer service, so we’ve already started recruiting to find the right team of talented professionals ahead of the sites reopening, which is planned for late Spring.”

Since acquiring its fifth site, the team at 16 Hospitality has grown to over 160 staff. With a pipeline of potential acquisitions in the North West of England and Wales already pinpointed, the management is feeling positive about their plans for an exciting period of growth.

Edward continues;

“Matthew Parker, along with Catherine Daley, will be instrumental in further developing our existing pool of quality hoteliers, publicans, chefs, restaurateurs, housekeepers, bar and waiting staff that all reflect our ethos of improving our offering every day. We’re always on the lookout for outstanding people that are passionate about providing top-quality service to our customers and we will be recruiting primarily from the local area to develop a team that shares this commitment. We want the very best managers and chefs at the helm of each site, who understand and enjoy the true essence of hospitality, and have the ability to enthuse and upskill staff teams, whilst growing the business.”

Part of the company’s commitment to growing a sustainable pipeline of talent is the formation of The Hub, an in-house training programme open to all ages, throughout the year. Students on the programme, or ‘Rookies’, are recruited for the work ethic and enthusiasm, and are given the opportunity to learn from the industry experts and knowledgeable staff teams through hands-on activities such as wine-tasting, sea-fishing and coffee training for those all-important perfect lattes and cappuccinos.

The Partridge in Warrington is now recruiting for a new team as well as a fantastic new general manager. For more information about 16 Hospitality careers, please visit; 16hospitality.local/careers

The Hub

Our hospitality training programme is open to all ages, whether 18 or 65, all year round. The only requirements are that applicants hold no previous experience and have a strong work ethic.

As well as gaining formal qualifications accredited by City & Guilds, ‘rookies’ will experience what it means to work in the day-to-day operation of hospitality venues, as well as have the unique opportunity to experience exciting and informative external trips with a range of established hospitality partners.

“What we want to offer at The Hub is not only a practical training programme but life-changing experiences, beginning with being handed an alarm clock to help with those early mornings and a ‘rookie’ badge. Those who succeed will not only receive graduation honours, they will receive a job guarantee at either one of our venues or one of our carefully selected partners.” 

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