Who we are

Following the sale of premium pub company Red Mist Leisure, the original founders of the award-winning pub company - Mark Robson, Mark Williams, and Julian Clarke have established the hottest new pub company in the local scene, New Dawn Pubs.

who are we

The three friends, and their original senior leadership team, who between them have over 100 years of priceless experience in hospitality, opened New Dawn Pubs in the summer of 2022.

The business comprises a unique collection of award-winning Surrey and Hampshire gems, each with its own unique character and charm.

  • The Castle Pub in Farnham, located on the historic Castle Street, is an award-winning pub and dining establishment having been recognised for its outstanding casual dining. The Castle offers a deliciously modern twist on  pub cuisine and enjoys a popular bar, a tranquil courtyard for alfresco gatherings, and private dining space for larger celebrations.
  • The Gomshall Mill, near Guildford is nestled by the River Wey and is, itself, steeped in history. This idyllic pub has earned its reputation as a top-notch destination pub, recently taking home the coveted title of Pub of the Year for the South-East at the 2023 Beautiful South Tourism Awards.
  • The Red Lion in Odiham is a traditional pub and inn, boasting 7 modern bedrooms. The pub enjoys a prime location on the historic high street, and given its proximity to the South road network is a popular stopover for visiting travellers, and regular spot for locals.

This beautiful collection of destination pubs has enabled Mark and the team to get back to doing what they love; keeping the English pub experience alive. These pubs are vibrant social hubs, where communities come together. Whether you're catching up with friends, savouring a family meal, or simply soaking up the atmosphere; the promise of a warm welcome, and lasting memories remains.

Co-founders Mark Williams and Mark Robson
mark and mark

Our values


We are proud of our pubs, our food, our people and the communities we serve.


We help, support, and take care of one another, working together to achieve our goals.


We consider the environmental impact of our decisions, and make green choices wherever we can.


We are social, and value strong relationships. We play to our strengths and enjoy what we do.

Interested in working with us?

If you are hard-working, share our vision and values and are looking for a career, or your next step in hospitality, please visit our Careers page. We are always looking for exceptional people to join our teams, and we will work hard to ensure you enjoy your time with us, as well as receive the development and support required to further your career.