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Rupert Clevely

Hippo Inns

London, UK

Chairman

Hippo Inns

Rupert Clevely
Biography
Rupert Clevely founded the upmarket gastro pub chain Geronimo Inns in 1995 with his wife, Jo. Their first pub was the Chelsea Ram in South West London, where they offered locally-sourced and freshly-cooked food. Geronimo now operates more than 30 pubs - mainly in London. The company was bought by Young & Co's Brewery in December 2010, and Rupert stepped down as managing director in 2013. He is an angel investor in food, drink and lifestyle businesses and is passionate about championing the young and adding structure yet allowing the creative spirit to thrive in small growing businesses.

Rupert Clevely’s Newsfeed

04 Jul 2017
Hippo Inns grows portfolio to 10 sites after £400,000 refurb

Pub group Hippo Inns will open its 10th pub next week after spending £400,000 to significantly refurbish the 2,927sq ft site in Twickenham....The Hippo Inns group is a joint venture run by Rupert Clevely, who founded Geronimo Inns, and pubco Enterprise Inns.  Clevely said "I am incredibly proud of our latest venture.  We've created an inviting and contemporary pub with a strong food offer and an exciting range of craft beers, including Truman’s first fresh-tank brew.  I am confident this is going to be a terrific community pub for the area."

14 Jun 2017
How Hippos Inns is helping The George on the Isle of Dogs evolve

"There’s a very clear reason why people from Canary Wharf should go to The George,” said Rupert Clevely, chief executive of Hippo Inns, which took over the Isle Of Dogs pub earlier in 2017. “While everything in Canary Wharf is gorgeous, wonderful, new, fresh and exciting, The George represents a lovely traditional, beautiful East End pub and it’s two stops from Heron Quays DLR. It’s got a great garden, a lovely range of beers and a real east London pub feel.”

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Rupert Clevely’s Background

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Hippo Inns
Chairman
Oct 2015 - Present
London, UK
Hippo Inns are an eclectic group of community pubs across London that aim to be an extension of you living room.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Mar 1995 - Jan 2013
Geronimo Inns are a chain of over 30 gastro pubs, predominantly London based, which offer locally-sourced and freshly-cooked food.
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Other Business Interests

Chairman
Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
Champagne Iced Popsicle
Master
Apr 2014 - Present
London, UK
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Rupert Clevely’s Education