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Seasoned chef from London set to take over Newbury pub “The Dolphin” following sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has secured a new tenant for The Dolphin, a cherished establishment nestled in the heart of Newbury. The new leaseholder and former seasoned chef in London, Auror Kalivaci, alongside his dedicated team, is set to usher in a new era of culinary excellence and community spirit.

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Auror and his team are eager to infuse their expertise and passion for food into this quintessential pub and they aim to create a fabulous new dining experience that caters to the diverse tastes of Newbury's residents and visitors alike.

"The decision to leave the bustling city life behind and establish roots in Newbury was driven by our collective desire to create something truly special," says Auror. "We envision The Dolphin not just as a pub, but as a culinary haven where every dish tells a story and every patron feels like family. I will lean into my Italian roots to help create a new menu which we know the local community will love.”

Outgoing tenant, Ed Turner, reflects fondly on his tenure at The Dolphin, "It has been an honour to serve the Newbury community, and I am confident that Auror and his team will continue to uphold the traditions of warmth and hospitality that define this beloved pub."

Tim Widdows, representing Christie and Co, expresses gratitude for the collaboration with both outgoing and incoming tenants. "It has been a pleasure working with Ed and Auror throughout this transition. We have full confidence in Auror's ability to seamlessly integrate into his new role and lead The Dolphin to even greater heights. Here's to a prosperous future filled with culinary delights and cherished memories."

Situated in central Newbury, The Dolphin boasts not only a vibrant atmosphere but also inviting letting rooms, further enriching its allure as a destination of choice for locals and travellers alike. With Newbury's diverse demographic and fervent appreciation for quality food and drink, The Dolphin is poised to become the ultimate hotspot in town.


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Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
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