Punch Pubs

Warwickshire pub opens microbrewery: Pictured (L-R): Mark Gregory (Silhill Brewery managing director), Andy Spencer (Punch Pubs chief operating officer), Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi, Anthony Thorpe (Warwickshire Lad licensee), Adam Stevenson (Silhill Brewery operations director)

Warwickshire pub opens new microbrewery

By Rebecca Weller

A Punch Pubs & Co site in Warwickshire has announced the launch of a craft ale microbrewery following its official opening by MP for Stratford upon Avon and Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi on Friday 10 June.

Full integration expected: Heineken completes acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs

Heineken completes acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs

By Georgina Townshend

Heineken has said it will 'fully integrate' the 1,900 Punch pubs into its existing Star Pubs & Bars estate after completing the acquisition, as part of a back-to-back deal with Patron Capital, yesterday (29 August).

Delighted: Punch chief executive Duncan Garrood said it has been a 'long road' and is 'delighted' that the deal is moving forward with clarity

Patron completes £1.8bn deal to buy 3,200 Punch pubs

By Claire Churchard

Investment firm Patron Capital has completed its £1.8bn acquisition of 3,200 Punch pubs and has announced that the second part of the deal, to sell 1,900 of these pubs to Heineken, will complete next week.

Free of charge: customers will be able to claim a complimentary drink at participating Punch pubs

Punch brings back free pint promo

By Nikkie Sutton

Punch has announced the return of its free drinks promotion in partnership with Carling, Stella and Rekorderlig Cider.

Takeover: Heineken is now the sole bidder for 1,900 Punch pubs

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.

Punch and Sky extend Wi-Fi deal


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.

Punch Taverns pubs will be sold, not closed

Punch Taverns

Punch sell-off: closure fears eased

By Oli Gross

Punch Taverns has confirmed plans to sell 400 pubs in the next few years as part of a long-standing business plan, but has allayed fears of closures which were mistakenly reported in the national press.

Punch Partnerships: seeking new talent

Punch: pub rents at an historic low

By Ewan Turney

Rents at Punch pubs are at an historic low, the pubco has claimed as it seeks to attract new talent into the industry. Punch is broadening its...

Wi-fi: Punch deal for tenants

Wi-fi deal for Punch tenants

By Ewan Turney

All 7,300 Punch pubs are being offered the chance to install wi-fi for their customers for just £50. Following a trial period, Punch has struck a...

Two Punch pubs every week go non-smoking

Two Punch pubs every week go non-smoking

By Ewan Turney

More than 50 Punch pubs in England and Wales have gone non-smoking in the last six months - almost two a week - as licensees gear up for the expected...