Pubco Punch has hosted a free carvery for residents and carers at its pub the Blacksmiths Arms, in Burton-upon-Trent, as part of an ongoing initiative to give something back to the local community.
24-Feb-2017 - Punch has grown its Village Pub & Kitchen format to seven sites and is assessing its estate for the next stage of rollout, MCA has learnt.
16-Feb-2017 - The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has officially launched an investigation into Heineken’s proposed acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs.
10-Feb-2017 - Punch shareholders have overwhelmingly backed the Patron/Heineken bid to acquire the company in a deal valuing the UK’s second biggest pub company at £1.8bn.
10-Feb-2017 - Heineken has made further assurances to Punch tenants that there are no plans to force them to buy solely Heineken products.
09-Feb-2017 - Star Pubs & Bars managing director Lawson Mountstevens has assured current Punch tenants they will not be forced to buy solely Heineken products.
08-Feb-2017 - Heineken’s proposed deal to buy 1,900 Punch pubs will not act as an immediate blanket trigger for all the tenants to be able to request the market-rent-only (MRO) option, according to...
08-Feb-2017 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on pub giant Heineken for assurances on the affect the takeover of 1,900 Punch pubs would have on its members.
02-Feb-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the newest pub openings and refurbishments across the UK.
01-Feb-2017 - Heineken is now the only remaining bidder for a portfolio of 1,900 Punch pubs after rival bidder Emerald Investment confirmed that it would not pursue its bid further.
31-Jan-2017 - The industry has raised questions over the identity of a person behind a blog that is campaigning against Heineken’s proposed takeover of Punch Taverns.
27-Jan-2017 - Punch has announced plans to capitalise on an "exciting time for the city" of Liverpool by investing £450,000 in two of its city centre pubs.
24-Jan-2017 - Punch Mercury Division managing director Paul Pavli advises operators on how to give 'heartfelt hospitality' to their customers.
23-Jan-2017 - The Punch Tenant Network (PTN), the campaign group representing Punch licensees, has called on the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to clarify the position if Heineken’s bid for the pub company...
18-Jan-2017 - Punch shareholders will meet next month to vote on the proposed takeover bid by Heineken.
12-Jan-2017 - The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) claimed Heineken was trying to “dismiss concerns” regarding the ongoing bid between the Dutch company and Punch Taverns.
10-Jan-2017 - Punch Taverns has agreed to give Brighton’s “only alternative” site a new five-year lease after fears that the venue could have been converted into part of a pub chain. ...
09-Jan-2017 - Heineken has played down Scottish industry fears it would become a pub company “monster” north of the border.
03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.
19-Dec-2016 - Punch CEO Duncan Garrood has said that following the pubs code and Brexit paving the way for change in 2016, next year will also bring change and opportunity.
15-Dec-2016 - Industry figures have expressed ‘serious concern’ over Heineken’s bid to acquire almost 2,000 Punch Taverns pubs.
15-Dec-2016 - Heineken has moved one step closer to acquiring the lions share of Punch Taverns' pub estate, after three of the pubco’s top shareholders gave their support.
14-Dec-2016 - Heineken is reported to have launched a bid to take control of Punch.
13-Dec-2016 - Punch’s commercial director is to step down next year after 30 years with the business.
07-Dec-2016 - Punch has denied claims it plans to close Brighton's 'only alternative pub'.