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Sealed bids expected for popular Stroud eatery


A flurry of interest for a restaurant premises in Stroud is expected to spark a bidding war.

Wes Birch who runs Birch, at 6 Union Street along with the Ship Inn at Brimscombe, has put the building on the market for £45,000, the sale includes fixtures and fittings and six months rent-free.

Birch 3 | Sealed bids expected for popular Stroud eatery

Previously known as the Food Emporium and Dinners at Six, which Wes headed up, the restaurant owner feels Stroud is in need of more night time eating venues: “Stroud is crying out for more places to eat at night, but we do have the likes of the Corner House, but I would be delighted if the premises are sold as a restaurant – I’m mindful who we sell to, but we’ve had plenty of interest and viewings and I’m expecting it to go to a sealed bidder,” Wes told Stroud Times.

Birch outside catering will continue to flourish, with a soon to be revealed new premises. Wes currently employ 50 members of staff, which includes his other business, the Ship Inn.

Birch 2 | Sealed bids expected for popular Stroud eatery

Established ten years ago, Wes streamlined the restaurant post-Covid to offer coffee and cake during the farmers’ market Saturday hours.

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