A popular Streatham pub is under new management after the terms of a 999 year-long lease were agreed.

The Manor Arms, in Mitcham Lane, is under the control of Broken Foot Inns Ltd after being bought in November 2010 by former Capital Pub Company senior operations managers, Richard Coltart and Alex Hughes. 

It then underwent an extensive development and refurbishment programme which transformed the 4,400 sq ft ground and basement space incorporating an open-plan ‘theatre’ kitchen , bespoke pewter bar and a Crab Shack eatery in the walled garden.

Broken Foot Inns Ltd - which is headed up by industry veteran David Franks - also operates the Theodore Bullfrog near Charing Cross, The Coach & Horses in Greenwich, The Three Guineas in Reading, The Village Inn, Ealing and The Seagate in North Devon.

Mr Franks is also chairman of Redcomb Pubs that is headed up by Dan Shotton and Mark Draper and have a further six venues in locations such as Dorking and Newbury.

Richard Coltart of WCW (P) Ltd says: “Alex and I are extremely proud of what we have achieved at the Manor Arms and the improvements we have made over the past two-and-a-half years, reflected in a number of industry and local awards. 

"Streatham is a great place to live and do business and we are extremely grateful to our loyal and growing clientele for their custom and support since our arrival.

"Now is a time for us to pursue new and exciting independent consulting roles within the industry.

"We have no doubt that David and his team will build on what we have achieved at the Manor Arms and continue to take the pub from strength to strength.

"We wish them, and all in Streatham, the very best for the future!”

Davis Coffer Lyons, the leisure specialist, advised Who Cares Wins (Property) Ltd on the sale.

Chris Bickle, Associate Director at Davis Coffer Lyons, says: “The Manor Arms has played its role in the ongoing gentrification of this area which is fast becoming a preference rather than an alternative to pricier neighbouring boroughs.

"Richard and Alex created a tremendous business here which will undoubtedly be built on by BFI’s considerable experience.”