Hawthorn Leisure

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.

Pub politics: ''To be elected mayor of Goole is testament to how well Chris understands the town and what the community cares about,' Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies said of Goole's new mayor Chris Bailey (pictured)

Pub operator elected mayor of Goole

By Stuart Stone

A Hawthorn pub operator has been elected mayor of the port, market town and civil parish of Goole in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Pubco rebrand: 'our ambition is to be the number one community pub company, and next month we will rebrand to ‘Hawthorn: The Community Pub Company’, putting our purpose right at the heart of our business for everybody to see,' Mark Davies explained

Hawthorn Leisure unveils community-focused rebrand

By Stuart Stone

Real estate investment trust NewRiver’s 700-strong pub arm will rebrand as ‘Hawthorn: The Community Pub Company’ as it seeks to become the UK’s number one community operator.

Insufficient backing: 'The Government support offered to pubs in tier three in England, and to those affected by widespread closures in Scotland, and the Fire Break in Wales from this Friday, simply does not go far enough,' Hawthorn boss Mark Davies explained

Hawthorn Leisure to cover rent for closed pubs

By Stuart Stone

New River REIT’s pub arm, Hawthorn Leisure, has revealed that pubs shuttered under the Government’s tier three measures, Wales’ ‘fire break’ lockdown and Scottish restrictions will receive a 100% rent credit.

Looking forward: NewRiver aims to convert more leased and tenanted pubs to operator managed

NewRiver buys Bravo Inns for £17.9m

By Alice Leader

Hawthorn Leisure has ramped up its managed estate after its owner – NewRiver – acquired community pub company Bravo Inns Limited for £17.9m, which represents an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation) multiple of 6.8x....

Making waves: Hawthorn Leisure is ready to invest a further £3m in its pub portfolio, according to CEO Mark Davies (left) and CFO Matthew Ward

Hawthorn Leisure plans £3m investment in pub estate

By Stuart Stone

NewRiver REIT’s pub arm, Hawthorn Leisure, is poised to ramp up investment in its pub portfolio to the tune of “at least £3m” in the next six to 12 months, according to CEO Mark Davies.

‘Highly active’ half year: NewRiver revealed that £1.4m spent on its pub estate had yielded a 24% return on investment

NewRiver income from pubs rises by 27%

By Stuart Stone

Hawthorn Leisure, the community pub operating arm of NewRiver REIT, has revealed a 5.5% increase in like-for-like income per pub in its latest half-year results.

Hawthorn seek staff for craft beer concept

Hawthorn seek staff for craft beer concept

By M&C Report

Hawthorn Leisure, the pub group backed by May Capital, is launching a craft beer concept called Artisan Tap, in Scotland, M&C Report has learnt.

Hawthorn Leisure could grow to 2,000 pubs

Hawthorn Leisure could grow to 2,000 pubs

By John Harrington

Up to 2,000 existing pubs could fit the criteria for Hawthorn Leisure, which has no cap on its expansion ambitions, according Noah Bulkin of the company’s joint backer May Capital.

Hawthorn Leisure buys 88 R&L pubs

Hawthorn Leisure buys 88 R&L pubs

By Mark Wingett

Hawthorn Leisure, the group set up with the acquisition of 275 pubs from Greene King, has announced the acquisition of 88 tenanted and leased pubs from R&L, the pub portfolio formerly part of property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz’s property empire in a...

Greene King sells 275 pubs to Hawthorn Leisure

New pubco snaps up 275 Greene King sites

By Mark Wingett

Hawthorn Leisure, a new pub company established to acquire, invest in and support pubs across the UK, has exchanged contracts for the acquisition of a portfolio of 275 tenanted and leased public houses from Greene King for £75.6m.