Robinsons plans further managed sites

By James Wallin, M&C Report

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Robinsons opened its first managed pub of the modern era - The Airport - last month
Robinsons opened its first managed pub of the modern era - The Airport - last month

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William Robinson, joint managing director of Robinsons, has said the company will open more managed houses this year with the next site already being refurbished.

Speaking to the Publican's Morning Advertiser​'s sister title M&C Report​, Robinson said workers were currently on site at the Bulls’ Head in the village of Hale Barns, near Altrincham in Great Manchester, with an opening planned for next month.

Last Wednesday marked the official opening of the company’s first managed pub of the modern era — The Airport, which Robinson described as looking “absolutely stunning”.

He told M&C Report​: “We are very proud of what we have achieved with The Airport and excited about moving forward. But we want to make sure we are doing things right and so that will dictate the pace. If it means we have to slow down to get things absolutely perfect then we will. But, you will definitely see more managed sites this year.”

Robinson said the company planned 35 investments across the estate, in both tenanted and managed pubs.

He said: “Investing in our pubs is a big part of the journey we are on and we intend to push on with that. I can understand why some pub companies are nervous at the moment because of the uncertainty around the market rent only option. We will watch with interest what goes on in Parliament.”

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