Punch Pubs & Co

Punch Pubs: The MA looks at the pubco's activity from the last year

How Punch Pubs is winning each round

By Rebecca Weller

Punch Pubs & Co has had a busy few months as it executes its plan to scale up the business, in particular its managed estate.

Estate numbers: Punch has around 1,300 pubs across the UK

Punch expands its growing estate

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch Pubs & Co has acquired a trio of Leicestershire pubs from Steamin' Billy into its leased and tenanted division.

Corner plot: North Laine Brewhouse is stand-out pub in Brighton

Laine’s flagship Brighton pub building on market

By Gary Lloyd

The freehold site of Laine Pub Company’s flagship pub has been placed on the market – but the pubco insists the sale won’t affect the pub and it will be business as usual.

Revenue up: total revenue at Punch Pubs & Co has risen to £313.5m

Transferred Punch pubs key to revenue boost

By Gary Lloyd

Punch Pubs & Co’s move to convert leased and tenanted pubs to its managed division has been cited as the “predominant driving force” for a 10.2% lift in revenue in its trading update for the 52 weeks ended 13 August 2023.

Who were the winner in the Punch awards?

Best pubs in Punch estate celebrated

By Ed Bedington

The best Punch pub operators have been unveiled following a rigorous process to pick out the best from the company’s 1,300 businesses.

Celebration: Punch Pubs crowned a 'local legend' in a Staffordshire pub (Credit: Ian Hodgkinson @ PictureIt Media)

Town hero celebrated at red-carpet pub party

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A man has been crowned a ‘local legend’ in a red-carpet style celebration at a town pub after he was nominated in a nationwide campaign from Punch Pubs for his devotion to helping others.

Punch pledge: a new report from the pubco is targeting a more sustainable future starting at a local level

Punch targets ‘world’s goals’ with new sustainability report

By Gary Lloyd

Punch Pubs & Co has strengthened its sustainability credentials with the launch of its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report – Punch Promise – with the aim of “helping its pubs to contribute towards the world’s goals, albeit...

Trading update: Punch has converted 71 L&T sites into its Managed Partnerships division

Punch revenue up but profits drop

By Gary Lloyd

Punch Pubs Group has announced a boost in total revenue to £158.1m for the 28 weeks to 26 February 2023, compared to £142.6m in the same period last year.

Community acquisitions: Punch acquires two sites

Punch snaps up 2 pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Punch Pubs & Co has acquired two new community pubs to add to its 1,300-strong portfolio.

Punch makes changes to exec team

Punch announces exec team change

By Ed Bedington

Punch Pubs & Co has announced a shake-up within its executive team, which sees a couple of changes in senior roles.

Eco drive: Mark Chapman (left) and Clive Chesser

Punch joins Zero Carbon Forum

By Gary Lloyd

Punch Pubs & Co has joined the Zero Carbon Forum as the sector bids to unite and reduce energy, cut carbon and costs.

Heart of the community: Punch Pub site the Moorend Spout reopens following £350k investment

Punch site reopens after £350k refurb

By Rebecca Weller

Independent pub company Punch Pubs site the Moorend Spout in Nailsea, Somerset, has reopened under new management following a £350,000 investment from the pub company.

Who is trying to buy Punch?

Punch deal rumours remain unconfirmed

By Ed Bedington

Speculation over a potential deal for the purchase of Punch Pubs & Co continues to swirl with both parties refusing to comment.

What's in the news 27 February

The MA's Review of the Week

Frustrations and optimism for reopening

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington speaks with Punch Pubs ceo Clive Chesser about the week's biggest headlines.

How much rent are pub companies charging in lockdown?

Pub companies announce lockdown rent plans

By Emily Hawkins

Pub companies including Greene King and Stonegate Pub Company have confirmed rent reductions for tenants to 10% for the second lockdown period.

Live updates: latest on the Government's pub-related coronavirus restrictions

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Prime Minister pledges cash for wet pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Most areas in England will be placed into tier two measures this week while pubs in a number of areas must remain closed under the strictest rules.

Ongoing support: Punch Pubs & Co is offering rent credit from July

Punch to offer 75% rent credit from summer

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch Pubs & Co will offer help to tied pubs on substantive agreements from 4 July, with initial support of three quarters (75%) rent credit for July, reduced each month beyond autumn.

Joint effort: Punch Pubs & Co boss Clive Chesser said the business was committed to working with its publicans

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Punch continues to suspend rent

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch Pubs & Co is still suspending the collection of rent, insurance, fixtures and fittings rental, and licensing fees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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