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The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton

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The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton

By Michelle Perrett

The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton, near Newmarket, was purchased last year by farmer Guy Taylor, who has made some dramatic changes to his local pub.

Clive Watson:

The Big Interview: Clive Watson, City Pub Company

By Mike Berry

Entrepreneur Clive Watson has an enviable record of founding and selling pubcos – and his latest venture, City Pub Company, is shaping up very well so far. Mike Berry finds out what fuels Watson’s vision.


The Big Interview: David Bruce, City Pub Company

By Phil Mellows

For some reason that now escapes me, having carried our desserts across the level crossing, David Bruce and I are eating them off pub crockery balanced on some sort of electrical junction box at Kintbury railway station, eastbound platform, in Berkshire.

Bath site: the Cork’s freehold was bought for £2.72m

City Pub Co buys first three pubs

By John Harrington, M&C Report

City Pub Company, the new Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funded venture from serial entrepreneurs David Bruce and Clive Watson, has acquired its first three pubs for circa £3.5m.

EIS fans: Clive Watson and David Bruce

More small-scale pubcos use EIS

By John Harrington

Increasing numbers of small-scale pub operators are setting up new companies via funding from the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

New ventures: John Roberts

Roberts joins Watson and Bruce in new pubco ventures

By Adam Pescod

John Roberts, the former managing director of the Fuller’s Beer Company, has become a founder investor and non-executive director of two new pub companies alongside pub entrepreneurs David Bruce and Clive Watson.

Top notch: award winners

Town and City rewards top pubs

By Gurjit Degun

Town and City Pub Company's Yates's in Halifax has won Pub of the Year in the pubco's annual awards. Town and City said the award was based on...

Charity: pubs can learn from each other

Feed off big boys' ingenuity

By The PMA Team

Pubs can capitalise on the fact that it's good value, and more convenient, for punters to venture out to eat than dine at home, says The PMA Team.

Chef School: new developments at Town & City

Town and City launches own chef schools

By Jo Bruce

Town and City Pub Company, operators of Yates's and Slug and Lettuce has launched its own chef schools. The two schools offer chefs and kitchen...