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Team behind Pelican in Notting Hill to open a third pub

This spring, the group responsible for the Michelin-recommended Pelican in Notting Hill and the Bull in Charlbury will be launching their third pub.

Phil Winser and James Gummer, along with Oliver van Themsche, who spearheads business and acquisitions for the Public House group, are collaborating to reinvigorate the Hero in London's Maida Vale.

Under the leadership of chef Henry Harris as part of the Harcourt Inns portfolio, The Hero was formerly operated, and prior to that, it bore the name of the Truscott Arms.

In its fresh iteration, the pub will feature British comfort cuisine and cask ale on the ground floor, with the upstairs Grill Room specialising in meats and fish prepared over an open flame.

On the second floor, patrons can indulge in cocktails and enjoy bartender-in-residence nights, while the top floor will be designated as a dedicated events space.

Winser and Gummer collaborated with head chef Ed Baillieu on crafting the menu, which will feature dishes such as four quarters of cod with brown butter, and lamb chops accompanied by mint and peas.

'Pubs provide the perfect setting for us to demonstrate the incredible produce and farming practices that we have here in the UK, and this continually drives our menus,' said Gummer.

Both the Pelican and the Bull have been honored with Michelin Bib Gourmands, recognising them for their combination of good value and high-quality cooking.

Dating back to 1878, The Hero has been meticulously renovated by the team, preserving and restoring its original Victorian characteristics after a thorough stripping-back process.