Punch Taverns

Punch: will attend talks

Punch up for ALMR crunch talks

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns has said it will attend the meeting to discuss plans for reforming the pubco model. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers is...

Giles Thorley

Giles Thorley

By The PMA Team

Giles Thorley chief executive, Punch Taverns (1) Why he is on the list: The head of Britain's biggest pub company, which like other big tenanted...

Punch: new wine list

Punch unveils value wine list

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns has launched a new wine list designed to appeal to consumers seeking value for money. The new wine list, which launches on 11 May,...

Punch: 23 pubs sold to lessees so far

Punch sells 23 pubs to tenants

By Gemma McKenna

Punch Taverns says 1,000 of its tenants have expressed an interest in buying the freehold of their pub, but so far 23 deals have gone through. That's...

Tye: mulling over new formats for Spirit

Tye plans new Spirit formats

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Spirit Group, the managed arm of Punch Taverns, is planning to reposition as much as a quarter of its pub estate, according to Mike Tye. The Spirit...

Who's fooling who?

Who's fooling who?

By Hamish Champ

I don't expect Punch Taverns' Giles Thorley, Enterprise Inns' Ted Tuppen or Admiral Taverns' Lynne D'Arcy to give a flying fig for the following...

Punch: pay freeze

Punch freezes salaries

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns is to freeze salaries for all head office and pub staff — including senior executives and boss Giles Thorley. The freeze does not...

Bebo: photos posted were not used as evidence

Punch denies Bebo used to shut pub

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns has denied that photos from a social networking site were used to shut one of its pubs on the grounds of underage drinking. Police said...

Punch Taverns: restructuring leased division

Punch: new division for struggling pubs

By John Harrington

Punch Taverns is creating a new division to help its struggling pubs as part of a restructuring of its leased estate, which will mean fewer regional operation directors.

Protesters are descending on Punch and Enterprise HQs today

Pubco protesters call for end to beer tie

By Ewan Turney

Frustrated licensees will today protest outside the headquarters of Britain's two biggest pubcos — Punch Taverns and Enterprise Inns — and call...

Protest will be led by Inez Ward (second from left) and other Fair Pint members

Punch to welcome protesters at HQ

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns will welcome any of its lessees attending the protest outside its HQ next week in for a coffee and a chat. Frustrated licensees are...

Thorley: sites will be offered to lessees

Punch invites lessees to bid on 500 pubs

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Punch Taverns, the leased and managed pub group, has invited offers from existing lessees on the 500 pubs it plans to sell, M&C Report understands.