Punch Pubs & Co

Recent additions: Punch’s Clive Chesser has welcomed the seven Heartstone Inns pubs to the fold

Punch acquires 7 pubs from Heartstone Inns

By Nikkie Thatcher

National pubco Punch Pubs & Co has completed the acquisition of seven pubs from south-west-based Heartstone Inns this week for an undisclosed sum.

Building bridges: the fundraiser has accepted the pub’s apology and donation after he was asked to leave during his charity walk (image credit; flickr.com/photos/darkdwarf)

‘Speedo Mick’ accepts Punch’s apology

By Alice Leader

An unfortunate misunderstanding that resulted in an avid Speedo-wearing fundraiser being asked to leave a pub during his 1,000-mile charity walk, has been resolved.

Long history: the Rothschild Arms has been open since 1847

Campaigners protest at Punch HQ to save pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Campaigners are fighting to save a popular Buckinghamshire pub from closure by protesting outside its owner, Punch’s head office in Burton-upon-trent, Staffordshire.

Saved by drinkers: pub operator Jayne Blackshaw says donations have saved the Cotton Tree (image: The Cotton Tree, Facebook)

Regulars raise £3.5k for flooded pub

By Emily Hawkins

A pub operator has thanked her regulars for coming to the rescue with a crowdfunding effort after a flood forced the pub to shut for weeks.

International Women's Day: Business leaders, in association with Plan B

International Women’s Day

The women who lead in the on-trade

By Nicholas Robinson

There are too few women at the top level in business across the world and the UK. While pubs and bars can't escape that fact either, here we tell the stories of nine women at the top in the on-trade.

Industry-leading facility: Punch has launched a new training venue to help operators create great customer experiences

Punch launches publican training facility

By Stuart Stone

Independent pub company Punch has launched a new training facility, The Academy, at its support centre in Burton-upon-Trent, east Staffordshire.

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