Classic car dealer Tom Hartley Junior, who has been involved in the high-end car business since he was 11 years old and claims to have conducted more transactions on super/hypercars than anyone else in the world, is turning his attention to the hospitality industry after having bought The Greedy Goose at Chastleton, between Moreton in Marsh and Chipping Norton.
The restaurant and pub which was previously owned by hands-off investors, accommodates up to 100 table covers, alongside a 25 pitch-camping pitch, including five glamping pods, has been sold from an asking price of £700,000.
This is the first hospitality business Tom has purchased.
He said: “I’ve spent many years operating in the collector car market, but this is my first time taking on a pub. I’m really looking forward to getting to know this local business and expanding my knowledge of the hospitality sector. We’ve seen over the last year how much people value the opportunity to get away and get closer to nature, albeit with some home comforts. I’m excited to see what this opportunity brings. Initially we’re going to close the pub for redevelopment, to bring it in line with the standards of everything else under my business umbrella.”
Peter Brunt, director in Colliers’ Hotels Agency added: “The Greedy Goose is a well-known business in the area, providing good quality food for not only holiday makers but the local residents as well. Luxury is definitely a topic which Tom knows well, and I’m interested to see how he develops this business further.”
Operating from a private showroom in Derbyshire, Tom has been responsible for several of the world’s most significant private treaty sales of recent times, including several McLaren F1’s, a Ferrari 250 GTO, the only unrestored Ex works 250 Testa Rossa plus several important Grand Prix cars including the only Mercedes-Benz W125 in private ownership and the championship-winning James Hunt McLaren M23.
The company was awarded a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2018.