Founded by Mark Higgs in 2019, The Free Spirit Pub Co is about approaching hospitality from a different perspective by offering both guests and employees the opportunity to partake in a journey of progression and expansion. For us, hospitality isn’t necessarily about providing a service; it’s about creating and delivering an experience. Prior to setting up Free Spirit, Mark had been working in the hospitality sector for over 10 years and having worked in every area – from pot washing to management – it was always his ambition to set up his own family of pubs. In 2014, Mark took on The Castle at Edgehill, followed by The Sun Inn at Hook Norton in 2017. It was with the addition of a Third site in 2019, The Red Lion at Hellidon, that The Free Spirit Pub Co was born.
At Free Spirit Pub Co, we believe hospitality is a way of life not just a career. We guide our employees in such a way to help them achieve their aspirations whilst still bringing their own personalities and creativity to the table. We firmly believe that our employees work hard to benefit their self growth and this is something we feel passionate about being a part of. At Free Spirit, human connection is the core of great hospitality and we wish to encourage such connections, whilst also enjoying all the others things we know and love about this amazing industry. Our key focus is looking after our teams and in doing so, our guests.