Punch Pubs & Co

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.

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.

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