Batemans eyes managed growth

By John Harrington

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Batemans is aiming for 15 managed pubs
Batemans is aiming for 15 managed pubs
Batemans plans to grow its managed pub estate from three to 15 sites via acquisitions, focusing on a new ‘Beer & Bean’ concept.

It will be partly funded by the sale, for conversion, of disused outside space such as car parks at 15 pubs, MD Stuart Bateman told M&C Report.

Last week the company re-opened the Nags Head in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, as the Beer & Bean. Bateman said the concept includes “impulse purchase” food at the bar and back-bar snacks.

“We are extremely serious about acquisitions and most will have the potential to be managed houses and may or may not [be able to accommodate] caravans,” he said.

“The desire would be to have 15 managed pubs. Our ability to buy is good.”

The Lincolnshire-based firm wants pubs that generate £8,000 to £12,000 per week. Bateman didn’t expect the new pubs to take the Beer & Bean name but expected the concept to be adopted in the outlets.

So far planning permission has been secured to convert parts of the outside areas of four pubs.

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