Admiral Taverns

Deal details: the sale will be completed in three parts over the course of the 2023 financial year (image: Getty/Robert Daly)

C&C sells Admiral stake

By Nikkie Thatcher

Drinks company C&C Group has announced the sale of minority interest in pubco Admiral Taverns to Proprium Capital Partners for a total consideration of £55m.

Here's to many more years: Operators celebrate 43 years at Kent-based pub the Anchor

Licensees celebrate 43 years behind the bar

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Licensees of the Anchor in Sevenoaks, Kent, have celebrated their 43rd anniversary behind the bar as they opt to sign another 10-year contract with pubco Admiral Taverns.

Portfolio increase: the deal sees Admiral's estate grow to about 1,600 sites (image: Getty/VioletaStoimenova)

Admiral acquires Hawthorn for £222.3m

By Nikkie Thatcher

Hawthorn, the Community Pub Company has been sold to Admiral Taverns for an expected gross aggregate cash consideration of about £222.3m, taking the latter’s estate to more than 1,600 sites.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 21

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: The challenges ahead

By Ed Bedington

In the latest edition of the podcast, the team discuss the issue of staffing amid reopening alongside conflicting guidance from councils and many other challenges operators are facing and could face in the coming months. The team are also joined by Admiral...

What is Admiral Taverns doing to help pubs?

'Pubs are not the problem, we’re part of the solution'

By Ed Bedington

“I’m baffled” by the restrictions imposed on the sector and government support is “insufficient”, Chris Jowsey tells The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington in an exclusive video interview on how Admiral Taverns is working to support its tenants in...

Rent relief: Admiral sent a letter of support from chief executive Chris Jowsey to its licensees


Admiral cancels rent for licensees for 5 weeks

By Nikkie Thatcher

Admiral Taverns has cancelled rent payments for its licensees, effective from Saturday 21 March until Thursday 30 April – an end date that will stay under review.

Business service: Chris Jowsey was appointed as Admiral Taverns chief executive in July this year

Admiral eyes growth to 1,500 sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

Admiral Taverns’ CEO Chris Jowsey says the pubco has plans to increase its estate from 1,000 sites to at least 1,500 over the coming two to three years.

Left to right: Anna Clissold (Admiral Taverns), Carl Milward, Debbie Milward (licensees) and Wayne Billyeald (Admiral Taverns)

Admiral spends £320,000 to reopen community pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub operator Admiral Taverns has pumped more than a quarter of a million pounds into the 18th century pub the Borough Arms, allowing the newly refurbished pub to reopen.

New investors: Admiral Taverns acquisition by Proprium and C&C has officially completed

Acquisition of Admiral Taverns complete

By Georgina Townshend

Admiral Taverns has "welcomed on board" its new investors after its purchase by Proprium Capital Partners and C&C Group has been officially completed.

'Unapologetically consistent': Georgel on the company's ethos

Pubs code

MRO taken by just four Admiral licensees

By Liam Coleman

Only four Admiral Taverns licensees have taken up the option of MRO since the legislation became law in July 2016, the company's financial results have revealed.

Heienken has sold a package of pubs to Admiral

Heineken sells 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Heineken UK, owner of the leased pub operator Star Pubs & Bars, has agreed to sell 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns for an undisclosed sum.

US investment firm acquires pub group Admiral Taverns for c£200m

US investment firm acquires pub group Admiral Taverns for c£200m

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Cerberus Capital Management, one of the world’s leading private investment firms, has acquired Admiral Taverns, the c1,100-strong tenanted pub company, from Lloyds Banking Group, in a deal believed to be valued at around £200m.

Admiral unveils first right to buy

Admiral unveils first right to buy

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub operator, has revealed details of the first agreement it has signed with a tenant that gives them the opportunity to buy the freehold of the pub from three years into a lease.

Admiral Taverns: Carlsberg deal

Admiral Taverns signs Carlsberg distribution deal

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub company, has signed a long-term distribution deal with the UK arm of Carlsberg, which will see the global brewer service its 1,300-strong estate.

Georgel: wants Admiral to become the leading community pubs business

Admiral Taverns merges divisions

By The PMA Team

Tenanted pub operator Admiral Taverns is to merge its Phoenix turn-around estate with its core pubs division to create one trading business. The...