Punch Taverns

Punch Taverns wants to help its tenants improve their marketing skills

Punch Taverns helps licensees with pub marketing

By John Harrington

Punch Taverns, the tenanted and leased pub operator, is to focus on helping its pubs improve their marketing by issuing all its licensees with a CD featuring marketing advice along with a copy of the quarterly guide Marketing Your Pub.


Mountford: Statutory regulation and why choice is not such a scary thing

By Dave Mountford

I don’t always get the opportunity to catch up on what’s happening in the PMA, but having a spare 10 minutes the other day I picked up the 17 January edition and had a leaf through – more to see if I had been reported saying anything “outspoken” than...

Punch Taverns profits are in line with expectations

Punch Taverns performance 'in line with expectations'

By M&C Report

Punch Taverns has this morning said that its average profit per pub is stable and overall profit performance is in line with management expectations, while discussions regarding a financial restructuring of the business were ongoing.

Mike Tye is chief executive of Spirit Pub Company

The Big Interview: Mike Tye

By Phil Mellows

If you had to choose someone to venture into the jungle with, although hopefully it won’t come to that, your first choice would obviously be Ray Mears, Bear Grylls being a bit of a chancer. But if reliable Ray’s not available, how about Mike Tye?

Dave Mountford

Punch found in minor code breach

By Michelle Perrett

Punch has been found in minor breach of its code of practice by using “incorrect” and “misleading” comparables in its rent review of Dave Mountford of the Rising Sun, Middleton, Derbyshire.

Admiral Taverns reveals price freeze

Admiral Taverns reveals price freeze

By Gurjit Degun

Admiral Taverns claims that it is offering tenants and lessees beer products at lower prices than those recommended by brewers.

Richards rejects M&B role

Richards rejects M&B role

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Steve Richards, chief executive of Novus Leisure, is reported to have rejected a possible move to Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) amid private equity interest in the bars and clubs operator.

Improved access: BII and Punch setting up accreditation service for brokers

BII sets up scheme to accredit brokers

By Adam Pescod & Gurjit Degun

The BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) is working with Punch Taverns to improve access to finance for licensees wishing to purchase the freehold of their pub, or to buy another pub on the open market.

Punch reports record turnout at roadshows

Punch reports record turnout at roadshows

Punch Taverns has seen attendance at its roadshows increase for the eighth year running, with nearly half (48%) of the pubco’s 5,000-strong estate attend one of the 11 events.

At your service: roadshows aim to provide licensees with useful advice and support

Punch roadshows ready to roll

By Michelle Perrett

Punch Taverns is urging all its licensees to take advantage of its annual series of nation-wide business building roadshows.

Punch: under fire over charge

Host slams Punch internet charge

By Michelle Perrett

A licensee has hit out at Punch Taverns for charging £25 for every internet money transfer she makes to pay her rent and other fees.

Newman Arms: a pie shop could open next door

Hosts hail freehold deals

By PMA Reporters

Licensees who bought their freeholds from Punch Taverns two years ago say the move has paid off with bigger profits being achieved, allowing greater...

Bestseller: Doom Bar is outperforming other ales at Punch Taverns

Doom Bar is best selling cask ale at Punch

By Adam Pescod

Doom Bar, the flagship beer of Sharp's Brewery in Cornwall, has become the best selling cask conditioned beer at Punch Taverns. The beer managed to...

Punch demerger details unveiled

Punch demerger details unveiled

By Michelle Perrett

Punch Taverns has revealed the full terms and conditions for its proposed demerger into two separate listed companies - Punch and Spirit Pub Company....

Greg Mulholland: Seeking clarification from Punch over its free-of-tie proposal

Mulholland seeks free-of-tie name change

By Adam Pescod

Greg Mulholland, MP, has written to Punch Taverns managing director Roger Whiteside, calling on the company to rename its free-of-tie options.

Nosey Parker in Lincoln to become Flaming Grill

Punch to open 17th Flaming Grill

By Gurjit Degun

Punch Taverns is spending nearly £250,000 turning the Nosey Parker in Lincoln into a Flaming Grill — the concept that focuses on grilled/barbecue...

Morgan: no disposals of tsunami proportions

Fears of a property flood are unfounded

By Neil Morgan

The impression that the pub property market is being or is about to become flooded with tenanted pubs is unfounded, says Neil Morgan.

Jackson: leaving Punch

Senior staff leave Punch

By The PMA Team

Two senior staffers in Punch Taverns' leased division, Suzy Jackson and Ian Ronayne, are set to leave in the wake of last week's strategic review.

Punch: announced strategic review last month

Moody's downgrades Punch A and B

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Rating agency Moody's has downgraded Punch Taverns A and B securitisations — it expects profits to stabilise in 2012.

Punch will hold a strategic review tomorrow

'Measured approach' likely from Punch

By The PMA Team

A leading analyst has said that although there is a myriad of options available to Punch Taverns in regard to tomorrow's strategic review, the most...

Punch: chairman change rumoured

Punch chairman to step down

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns chairman Peter Cawdron is to step down after four years in the role, according to reports.

King's Arms: set to close

Punch pubs in Victoria to close

By Gurjit Degun & Lorraine Heller, BigHospitaity

Three Punch Taverns' managed pubs around London's Victoria Station are due to be closed down to make way for a new regeneration project.

Punch and Enterprise: drinks prices up

Enterprise & Punch hike drinks prices

By Ewan Turney

Enterprise Inns is to increase its drinks prices by an average of 3.8% to its tenants while Punch Taverns is to pass on an average 3.3% increase —...

Fans enjoy 3D football on a projector

Punch trials 3D projectors

By John Harrington

Punch Taverns is claiming a first by trialing 3D projectors for screening football at its managed pubs. The projectors, from technology firm LG,...