THE Crown in Minchinhampton could be set to change hands.

The pub is currently part of the Lucky Onion group, which is owned by Superdry founder Julian Dunkerton and his wife Jade Holland Cooper.

After giving the pub a major revamp, Lucky Onion reopened it in 2019.

The group has agreed to sell part of its portfolio to London-based brewery Young’s.

However, it has not yet been confirmed which of the Cheltenham-headquartered firm’s venues will change hands.

The business currently owns The Crown, The Hollow Bottom, The Wild Duck, The Wheatsheaf, No. 38 The Park and The Tavern restaurant.

A spokesperson for Young & Co.’s Brewery plc said: "We can confirm that Young’s has agreed to acquire a handful of pubs and hotels in the Cotswolds from The Lucky Onion Group."

Young’s already owns Cotswold hospitality businesses the Blue Boar in Chipping Norton and the Bell in Stow-on-the-Wold.

The Lucky Onion group was hit hard by the pandemic, with staff numbers falling from 94 in 2020 to 66 in 2021.

Julian Dunkerton returned to the board of Superdry in 2019, since when he has focused more of his time and energy in turning around the fortunes of the plc he founded in 2003.

The SNJ has contacted the Lucky Onion group for comment.