Service with a smile 21 February 2020 Tom Kemble of the Pass at South Lodge cooks up a pumpkin masterclass and shares why it’s important for chefs to meet their customers
In this week's issue...Service with a smile Tom Kemble of the Pass at South Lodge cooks up a pumpkin masterclass and shares why it’s important for chefs to meet their customers
Read More
Search
The Caterer

Decision soon on battle for 432 Laurel pubs

12 July 2004
Decision soon on battle for 432 Laurel pubs

The Laurel Pub Company will announce who has won the battle for its 432-strong neighbourhood pub estate towards the end of this week. Sources close to the deal confirmed the company had received four bids by last Friday's deadline (2 July).

Management are now locked in discussions over the best deal for its portfolio, which is valued at £450m.

Media reports have linked Wolverhampton & Dudley, Punch Taverns, Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King to the deal, but Laurel declined to comment.

The company put its neighbourhood pub portfolio up for sale in April to concentrate efforts on the fiercely competitive high-street market. If the deal is successful it will be left with 177 pubs and bars, headed by its Hog's Head chain.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!