Buzzworks acquires east coast operator Herringbone

Three more outlets added to company’s portfolio

Buzzworks Holdings managing director, Kenny Blair.

BUZZWORKS Holdings, the Ayrshire-based hospitality group, is expanding its presence on the east coast with the acquisition of independent operator Herringbone.

The deal will see Buzzworks take on all three of Herringbone’s properties – established outlets in the Goldenacres area of Edinburgh and North Berwick and a second Edinburgh outlet currently in development at Royal Terrace Gardens.

The three venues will take Buzzworks’ portfolio up to 17 venues and increase its east coast estate to five. Buzzworks also operates a Scotts venue in South Queensferry and The Bridge Inn in Linlithgow.

“We see the addition of Herringbone to our portfolio as the perfect fit, due to our commitment to creating fabulous venues that offer delicious food, great drinks and outstanding service – which Herringbone already provides to its customers on a daily basis,” said Buzzworks managing director, Kenny Blair.

“This is another great step forward in our continued growth strategy as we branch out from the west of Scotland.

“The venues will not only continue to provide an excellent bar and food experience to complement the area, but with a further 20 jobs being created, it’s an ideal opportunity for those keen to work for a forward-thinking hospitality operator that provides both industry leading training and benefits for its team.”

Herringbone managing director, Ash Bairstow, said the acquisition will be “an exciting new chapter in our story”.

“Joining Buzzworks will allow the team to develop further as we expand the Herringbone brand with a third venue this year and more to come and we’re proud to become part of such a forward thinking, people focussed business like Buzzworks,” said Bairstow.

“I know the previous owners Val and Martin will join me in thanking all of the Herringbone team, old and new, for their hard work as the business looks forward to developing further alongside Buzzworks in the future.”