Greene King’s former boss Rooney Anand has purchased the Coaching Inn Group. As reported by he has been buying a number of pubs across the county including from Stonegate. They all fall under his brand “Redcat Pub Company.”

This deal includes The Swan Hotel in Stafford which was sold to the Coaching Inn Group back in 2018 from the Lewis Partnership for an undisclosed fee.

A full statement from The Swan Hotel reads:

It’s business as usual at the Swan Stafford

The Coaching Inn Group, which operates The Swan Hotel in Stafford and seventeen other hotels and coaching inns in market towns, will continue to be run as a family business following significant investment from the RedCat pub company. 

Group founder Kevin Charity said it was going to be very much business as usual in all its hotels that were now playing such an important role at the very heart of communities right across the country. 

This year the group had jumped from 44 to 21 in the Best Companies top one hundred list of employers, he said. 

Weve become a very people focused business over the past four years, just constantly maintaining that culture, keeping on improving and looking at what we can do better and how we as a management team can serve our people – that’s been the key and will go on being so,” said Kevin. 

Anyone joining us for a career in hospitality will continue to have the benefit of our pioneering in-house training and development schemes that allow progression from minor roles to General Manager,” he said. “


The historic building on the high street is iconic and has a rich history. You can read a detailed report of the Swans history on their website Click Here