Who we are

Following the sale of premium pub company Red Mist Leisure to Red Lion Holdings, 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. Bringing with them four of their original pubs; The Royal Exchange in Lindford, The Rose & Crown in Upper Farringdon, The Castle Pub in Farnham, and The Red Lion in Odiham High Street, the team hit the ground running in investing heavily in the refurbishments of their pubs.

This stunning, intimate collection of destination and community pubs has enabled Mark and the team to get back to doing what they love; keeping the English pub experience alive. A social hub for young and old, knitting the local communities back together, whilst at the heart, a superb team serving great food and drink, sourced from local suppliers, makers, and growers.

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Co-founders Mark Williams and Mark Robson

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.