Matt Moran and business partner Bruce Solomon have bought Newtown’s The Marlborough Hotel.

The Newtown favourite, affectionately called The Marly, went on the market in February for a cool $35 million and reportedly sold for just under that figure. The sellers, Geoff Dixon and John Singleton of the Riversdale Group, made a profit of $20 million – they bought The Marly in 2012 for $12.2 million.

Moran and Solomon own a number of pubs in the area including the Bank Hotel and the Courthouse Hotel. Their hospitality group Solotel also owns Chiswick, Opera Bar, Aria and Paddington Inn.

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There is no news yet on whether or not the pair will make changes to the pub.

Updates to come.