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Industry data: Top pub groups in the UK

18 October 2006 by
Industry data: Top pub groups in the UK

Punch Taverns regained its position as the UK's leading pub operator in 2006 after bumping up its numbers to 9,271 following its re-acquisition of the Spirit Group.

The next largest groups were Enterprise Inns, Wolverhampton & Dudley, and Greene King.

These figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2006, published by the British Hospitality Association.

The full report can be bought for £195 (for the printed version) or £145 (for a PDF file). For enquiries or orders, phone 0207 404 7744 or contact bob.bacon@bha.org.uk.


OwnerNumber of outletsSelected brands
1Punch Taverns](http://www.punchtaverns.com/Punch)9,271
2[Enterprise Inns](http://www.enterpriseinns.com/home/home_flash.html) 8,652
3[Wolverhampton & Dudley](http://www.wdb.co.uk/Default.asp)[](http://www.caffenero.com/)2,544 Pitcher & Piano
4[Greene King](http://www.greeneking.co.uk/)[](http://www.marksandspencer.com/) 1,512
5[Mitchells & Butlers](http://www.mbplc.com/)1,389 Ember, Scream, O'Neills
6[Admiral Taverns](http://www.admiraltaverns.co.uk/) 1,214
7Wellington Pub Co[](http://www.nestle.co.uk/Home)851
8[London & Edinburgh Inns](http://www.swallowinns.co.uk/)\*795
10[JD Wetherspoon](http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/)646
11[Trust Inns](http://www.trustinns.co.uk/)[](http://www.amtcoffee.co.uk/)506
12[Daniel Thwaites](http://www.thwaites.co.uk/)424
13[Laurel Pub Company](http://www.thwaites.co.uk/)[](http://www.morellis.com/morelligo.html) 401 Yates', Hogshead
14[Frederic Robinson](http://www.fredericrobinson.co.uk/)[](http://www.esquirescoffee.com/)394
15[Shepherd Neame375
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