BRAKSPEAR could offer a lifeline to staff who lost their jobs when the Quince Tree in
BRAKSPEAR could offer a lifeline to staff who lost their jobs when the Quince Tree in Stonor closed.
Thirty-four employees were made redundant last month when the pub shut, together with a café, farm shop and delicatessen, after owner Bobby Yerburgh said the business was not viable.
Brakspear, which owns 75 pubs within 10 miles of Henley, has offered to help.
Marketing manager Emma Sweet said: “If any of the staff want to come then Brakspear is always looking for staff.
“We know who is looking for what so we can let our pubs know if there are people available and put them in contact.” Mr Yerburgh opened the Quince Tree in 2012 after buying the former Stonor Arms pub, which had been closed for four years, and refurbished and extended it.
The following year he was granted permission to extend the opening hours after warning the pub would have to close otherwise.
When it shut, the Quince Tree said the decision was based on “the financials of the business a whole and the prospect of making Stonor profitable”.
The company also runs the café at the River & Rowing Musuem.
Ms Sweet said Brakspear had no plans to make an offer on the Quince Tree.
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