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Former Exeter pub set to re-open following closure

Exeter, 20 March 2013 - The former Three Horseshoes at Cowley, Exeter, is set to be re-opened following its closure two years ago.
Situated on the Exeter to Crediton Road, the pub, which has been sold through the Exeter office of international property consultants JLL, will be completely refurbished before re-opening as The Stables.
This will be the third venture for Colin and Emma Spry, well-known for Starz Bar & Restaurant and partners in The Old Firehouse on New North Road.
Michael Easton, associate director at JLL’s Exeter office, said:

"We are delighted that such well-known and respected Exeter operators have taken on this venture. They have a clear business plan and understand that good quality dining is what the customer wants.

“We have worked with Colin and Emma through this process and having seen the extensive refurbishment plans they have in place.  Everyone is looking forward to seeing the site open for business once again.”

Colin Spry added:

“We have known the Three Horseshoes for years and knew it could be a great pub once again. It has always been our intention to open another venue in Exeter and we feel that this complements our existing sites.

“We are passionate about creating a modern public house with a vintage twist, offering good home cooked food in a comfortable environment. We know that people tend to choose branded operators for roadside dining and, while we respect these venues, we feel we can offer something a little different.”
Following completion at the end of January there has been a concentrated period of works to transform the existing building and create an entirely new venue on the outskirts of Exeter.
Emma Spry continued:
“We decided to rename the pub The Stables because it was originally used as a blacksmiths. We wanted to stay true to the history of this grand old building, while giving it a modern twist, and a fresh lease of life."