The first pub in a chain inspired by a popular Princes Risborough establishment is set to open in Beijing in March. 

The Plough at Cadsden was sold to a Chinese firm, which hopes to transform it into an international pub chain, for an undisclosed amount in December 2016.

The pub shot to fame in the People’s Republic after President Xi Jinping ate fish and chips and drank a pint of Greene King IPA with former Prime Minister David Cameron during a state visit to the UK in 2015.

Buses now ferry hundreds of Chinese tourists from London to the country pub.

A year later, SinoFortone bought the pub with plans to open 50 similar venues across the Far East. 

Managing director Peter Zhang told the BBC: “We believe we have the best location in central Beijing and the British pub concept will work well in China.”