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Posted 02 March 2017 04:05


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Don't know how true this is but if it is then it's great!

http://www.contactmusic.net/james-blunt/news/james-blunt-buys-chelsea-pubreport_5599428?track=mail_news
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Posted 02 March 2017 09:23


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James and his father are registered directors of Blunt Pubs Limited so I guess it is true!

http://www.hollywood.com/general/james-blunt-buys-chelsea-pub-report-60678030/

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/james-blunt-buys-london-pub-1039701.html
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Posted 02 March 2017 10:53


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Wicked!
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Posted 02 March 2017 12:52


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This is most likely the source of info from where all the newspapers have taken up the news. I reckon it's a reliable press release.

http://www.pressparty.com/pg/newsdesk/jamesblunt/view/164640/

Thursday, March 2, 2017
by Pressparty

James Blunt buys pub in Chelsea

Singer-songwriter James Blunt is to become a pub landlord, after he recently bought The Fox And Pheasant in Chelsea, London.

The 43-year-old musician recently bought The Fox And Pheasant in Chelsea, London, to save it from demolition and despite being a well-paid singer-songwriter, James intends to soon start pulling pints behind the bar.

James has saved the pub's future after it was earmarked by property developers for new housing.

News of James' latest business venture comes shortly after the singer admitted his life "won't be as fun" without his late friend Carrie Fisher.

The British star struck up an unlikely friendship with the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actress after his ex-girlfriend Dixie Chassay, whose family are long-time friends of the Hollywood star, introduced them. 

And James admitted he will badly miss the iconic actress, who died in December, aged 60, after she stopped breathing on board a flight.

He previously said: "She was just the most incredible person. She was a hugely bright person and her brain just jumped between subjects and she was an incredible writer and comedian in her own way. Life will definitely not be as much fun now that she's not around."

However, James said he took some comfort in knowing that Carrie had enjoyed a late career boost, following the success of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', for which she reprised the role of Princess Leia.

James explained: "I suppose the only positive that I take from it is that she'd been riding high - back as General Leia in the new 'Star Wars' movie - and she went out on a high and with a bang."

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Posted 02 March 2017 13:23


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He's already getting recognition for saving the pub from demolition.

https://twitter.com/ProtectPubs/status/837234331823321088

Protect Pubs @ProtectPubs 4h
@JamesBlunt is a shining example to society. He understands the joy & wonder if a good #pub & is our latest #PubHero

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Posted 02 March 2017 14:36


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Yes!
We should book this Pub for a night and orchestrate the first ever Boardie Club meeting.
It'll be a yearly affair complete with JB songs playing in the background and Coronas flowing...
Ahh, yes I can see Billy dancing on the bar right now.

LMAO!


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Posted 02 March 2017 20:40


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I think it's great that James saved this pub from demolition, there are so many of our great British pubs being destroyed to build flats etc. so many of my favourite pubs are now gone, some are now flats and some are made into Co-op convenience stores!!!!!!! WTF?! It's heartbreaking!!!
So well done James, feel free to buy some more in my area
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Posted 14 March 2018 21:54


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Interview backstage in Sydney, Australia - by Richard Wilkins for The Today Show

*Includes an update about his pub 'The Fox and Pheasant'

Interview recorded on March 13th so the pub should be open somewhere in April 2018.

https://youtu.be/dQveGdAKcNI
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Posted 15 March 2018 12:28


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Opening Spring 2018!
https://www.thefoxandpheasant.com/

A little advert from a supplier
https://twitter.com/breezefree/status/973943424981389312

@breezefree
14 March
We're in the middle of making this retracting glass roof design a reality at James Blunt's new pub, The Fox & Pheasant in Chelsea. And yes it is THAT James Blunt. Watch this space: It's going to be beautiful... It's true. #glassroof #JamesBlunt #welovealfresco
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Posted 15 March 2018 15:27


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Is the opening glass roof so you can catch the ball from the statium. Or maybe do a few clay shooting for fresh birds on the barbe. Um might have to pop in there have a glass of wine and try and catch a ball Might give a miss on the bird, if I'm ever in that neck of the woods.
Goodluck
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Posted 17 March 2018 14:00


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James talks about his new pub.

https://www.facebook.com/Sunrise/videos/10155292690715887/

***

Their new Instagram account is now open

https://www.instagram.com/thefoxandpheasantpub/


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Posted 19 May 2018 03:09


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A sliding glass roof for a new London gastro pub opening Spring 2018

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sliding-glass-roof-new-london-gastro-pub-opening-spring-simon-cotton
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Posted 21 May 2018 16:57


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Little scoop in this interview in Riga. Google translation... be indulgent

http://www.tvnet.lv/sejas/slavenibas/787365-no_karaliskajam_kazam_uz_rigu_intervija_ar_dzeimsu_blantu

Is it true that you own a bar?

Yes! The Fox And Pheasant in London. Open one month later. Right on the World Cup in soccer. That will be great!

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Their new Twitter and Facebook accounts are now open!

https://twitter.com/TheFoxnPheasant

https://www.facebook.com/thefoxandpheasantpub/

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Posted 28 May 2018 14:42


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James talks about his new pub in this interview in Stockholm. Opening in June!

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/a/kazx5B/james-blunts-nya-jobb--oppnar-pub

[...] Google translation

- And then I'll open a pub next month in London! If your readers come to Chelsea sometime, then come on Fox & Pheasant and have a glass!

In March 2017, it became known that James Blunt became proud pub owner. Several international media reported that he bought the pub under the company "James Blunt Pubs Ltd" in an effort to save it from demolition.

"It's my local pub, 170 years old, and they tried to sell it and someone wanted to buy to rebuild the building for apartments. I did not want to see my local pub turned into it.

And the one who looks past the pub may be serviced by the singer himself.

- I will be there. Not to play songs, not until I want people to leave, but I'll definitely be there and stand behind the bar. I will definitely not be in the kitchen because I am a terrible cook. But we have a Gordon Ramsey-trained chef there, which is phenomenal, so .. he says with a smile.

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Posted 29 May 2018 04:58


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I will put my order in now (fluffy duck) yellow vock and vodica and lemonda. In a tall class no ice. Cheers
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Posted 29 May 2018 05:54


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I know of a real hot barman that could work in there
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Posted 30 May 2018 03:50


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Guess who got all the wedding flowers. (Nice pub)
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Posted 08 June 2018 22:58


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Update

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjxr66rHyiz/?hl=fr&taken-by=thefoxandpheasantpub

We will open on 27th June. If you would like to make a reservation for lunch or dinner then please call us on 020 7352 2943
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Posted 15 June 2018 21:29


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I'd love to take a peek inside on that special grand opening day. I would if I could.
Have a shot of Sambuca for me if you do go!


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Posted 21 June 2018 02:18


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https://twitter.com/TheFoxnPheasant/status/1008724435568877568

@TheFoxnPheasant Jun 18

Just one green tile, some brass letters, and some flowers to go!

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The Pub in The Billings

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Under new ownership and lovingly restored, The Fox & Pheasant re-opens its doors on 27th June 2018, welcoming back drinkers and diners to a quintessentially British and charmingly vibrant country pub, on the Chelsea/Fulham border.

Originally founded in 1846 for local canal workers, The Fox & Pheasant has been sensitively refurbished over the past 12 months to create a new destination pub and dining experience, whilst retaining its original spirit and atmosphere. A hidden gem tucked away in the corner of London’s Chelsea, the pub has its own distinctive character and charm. The two original bars have been restored to their former glories; an olive tree-filled conservatory (with retractable roof for summer days) has been added; and on the second floor, a secluded, wood-panelled private dining room that sits up to 22 people has been painstakingly carved.

Curated by Head Chef Tony Bee, who trained under Gordon Ramsay, The Fox & Pheasant’s dining experience champions British produce and is founded on the importance of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.

Seasonality is at the core of the menu, with a focus on pub classics, finer dishes, and light, healthy servings. Highlights include Sea Bream with smoked almond pesto, Monkfish cheek scampi and gluten-free sticky toffee pudding. Bar snacks are served all day and include classics such as scotch eggs and sausage rolls, alongside more original dishes like buttermilk fried rabbit or sticky pork tacos.

On the wine list of predominantly old-world wines are some big, familiar classics, and some fine, harder to find reserves. The cocktail list offers British spirit to those dining or simply drinking at the bar and includes a handpicked selection, such as Bellinis, Moscow Mules, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys and Espresso Martinis.

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