Punch Pubs & Co

Takeover: the Punch board will meet on Friday to discuss Heineken's bid

Heineken's Punch takeover not a blanket MRO trigger

By Liam Coleman

Heineken’s proposed deal to buy 1,900 Punch pubs will not act as an immediate blanket trigger for all the tenants to be able to request the market-rent-only (MRO) option, according to a letter from the pubs code adjudicator's (PCA) office.

Heineken sole bidder as Emerald withdraws Punch bid

Route clear for Heineken's Punch pubs takeover

By Liam Coleman

Heineken is now the only remaining bidder for a portfolio of 1,900 Punch pubs after rival bidder Emerald Investment confirmed that it would not pursue its bid further.

The Cross Keys and the Lion to receive investment from Punch

Punch pumps funds into Liverpool pubs

By Liam Coleman

Punch has announced plans to capitalise on an "exciting time for the city" of Liverpool by investing £450,000 in two of its city centre pubs.

Punch tenants demand clarification on Heineken deal

Punch tenants demand clarification on Heineken deal

By Michelle Perrett

The Punch Tenant Network (PTN), the campaign group representing Punch licensees, has called on the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to clarify the position if Heineken’s bid for the pub company is successful.

December 2016 pub openings

Openings

December 2016 pub openings

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

Punch licensees: some 21 requests for the MRO option are under review

MRO

40 Punch licensees request MRO statistics

By James Wallin, MCA

Punch has revealed 40 licensees have asked what the difference in costs would be if they decided to take the market rent-only option (MRO) since the pubs code came into force in July.

Almost 200 Punch pubs in Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide 2017

Almost 200 Punch pubs in Good Beer Guide

By Nikkie Sutton

Almost 200 Punch pubs have featured in the Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide 2017, which features 4,500 pubs nationwide.

Paul Pavli:

Opinion

Paul Pavli: "Hit a sticky patch? Produce a new business plan"

By Paul Pavli

One thing that never changes in the British pub market is the constant changes. Not only are there the usual internal industry challenges, from changing legislation to mergers and acquisitions, but influential external factors, from the rise of casual-dining...

Punch strategy chief to quit role

Pubcos

Punch strategy chief to quit role

By James Evison

Punch's chief strategy officer, Neil Griffiths is standing down from his role and will leave in November 2016.

Punch reports positive results

Punch

Punch reports positive results

By Nikkie Sutton

Punch has released its figures for the 52-week financial year, which show positive growth, and hopes to issue its full year results for the same timeframe on 8 November this year.

Pub openings August 2016

Openings

Pub openings August 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs which have been refurbished and reopened in August.

My Pub: The Three Tuns, Sheffield

My Pub: The Three Tuns, Sheffield

By Liam Coleman

The unique size and shape of the Three Tuns is both a blessing and a curse. The manager of the Sheffield pub, Kate Major, explains how its iconic triangular shape draws customers in, but how it also presents its own challenges for the closely-knit team.

Pub openings in July 2016

Pub openings

Pub openings July 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs reopened and renovated in July 2016.

Duncan Garrood Punch sell 400 pubs investment

Duncan Garrood

Punch to sell 400 pubs for 'capital investments'

By Oli Gross

Punch expects to sell 400 pubs over the next four years, with sites likely to be sold ‘pub by pub’, the pubco’s chief executive Duncan Garrood has told The Morning Advertiser.

Pub openings - June 2016

Pictures

Pub openings - June 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs that were opened or refurbished in June 2016.

Punch and Sky extend Wi-Fi deal

Technology

Punch and Sky extend Wi-Fi deal

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco Punch has extended its agreement with TV giant Sky to allow of its pubs in the UK to offer customers free Wi-Fi from the Cloud.

PMA licensee poll: Brexit or Bremain?

Brexit

PMA licensee poll: Brexit or Bremain?

By Mike Berry

In just over a week the electorate of the United Kingdom will make its biggest decision in modern political history - to stay in the EU or leave.

Punch: Tenants should go to trade bodies for MRO advice - not us

Pubcos

Punch: Tenants should go to trade bodies for MRO advice - not us

By Emily Sutherland

Punch has urged tenants not to turn to their Punch Development Managers (PDMs) for advice on the pubs code and instead consult independent trade bodies like the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)...

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