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In June 2013, Edwards Coaches bought the down-at-heel Portbyhan Hotel in Looe in Cornwall. The industry raised its collective eyebrows. But as Stuart Render reports, a commitment to quality and community has brought positive results

Edwards Coaches has a long and illustrious history. Founded in 1925, this year will see the South-Wales-based operator celebrate its 95th anniversary.

Back in 2013 the operator surprised the coaching industry with the announcement that it had bought the 44-bedroom, 3-star Portbyhan Hotel in Looe in Cornwall. It was an unexpected move, prompting industry commentators to question both the decision and the timing.
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