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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

05 Sep 2017
The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak in Twickenham is the latest pub from Hippo Inns, boasting a big open dining space, a large outside area and a central bar adorned with two large copper tanks set to dispense specially brewed Truman’s beer, RAW.

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
Popsicles made in Britain using natural ingredients and creators of the world’s first champagne ice popsicle.
Master
Apr 2014 - Present
London, UK
The Vintners' Company with its first Charter in 1363, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London.
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Rupert Clevely’s Education