More hope for area’s pubs with two more ‘saved’

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There is more hope for pubs in South Holland, following the news that a local property developer and businessman has purchased two well known drinking establishments in the area.

Sean Portass, who has already been successful in turning around several pubs in the area, has purchased both The Red Lion in Holbeach and Turpins in Long Sutton to add to his already large portfolio of public houses and businesses.

Sean has had great success in transforming other pubs in the area and is now planning on starting his own Pub Watch scheme.

He said: “One of the main reasons for buying Turpins was to be able to create such a scheme as it was the last pub in the town I didn’t own.

“I feel Long Sutton pubs need to work together in order to create a safe family environment for all to enjoy.”

The Red Lion in Holbeach is another big project for Sean and will need a lot of refurbishment.

Sean said: “The small town has crying out for a new lease of life and a nice social place, and I have finally found the right pub to do so and I hope it will bring something extra special to Holbeach.”