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Restauranteur becomes new landlord of Dartmouth Arms

Regulars helped ensured the 'Darty' was not lost in a redevelopment plan

08 June, 2018 — By Dan Carrier

Stuart Langley at the pub in York Rise

A RESTAURATEUR has become the new landlord at a popular backstreet pub that regulars helped save from closure.

There were fears that the Dartmouth Arms in York Rise would be lost when it was at the centre of redevelopment two years ago, which saw the upper floors converted into flats.

Publican Andy Bird took it on a lease from Faucet Inn and he is now selling it on to Stuart Langley and his business partner Fredrik Bolin. They established the Disappearing Dining Club in 2010, creating critically acclaimed meals in unusual places as one-off events.

The pair have been searching for a pub to run and signed a deal to take on the Dartmouth Arms – known as the “Darty” – last week.

Mr Langley told the New Journal: “We had been looking for a pub for more than a year. We found possible sites in Borough and Clapton we liked, but when we walked into the Dartmouth we knew it was terrific. I am so pleased we decide to keep looking until Andy said we could possibly take on the pub.” Mr Langley said they wanted to give the pub “some TLC”.

He added: “Essentially, we just want to look after it. We want the Dartmouth to be a relaxed place for people to enjoy great food, drink and a good time.”

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