Michelmores advises St Austell Brewery on Bath Pub Company Purchase.

Michelmores advises St Austell Brewery on Bath Pub Company Purchase.

Michelmores assisted St Austell Brewery on the acquisition of The Bath Pub Company, growing its 184-strong West Country pub estate

After paying an undisclosed price, the independent company took over four of Bath’s most famous pubs.

St Austell Brewery manages 43 pubs, including The Locksbrook Inn, The Moorfields, and The Hare & Hounds. Justin Sleath, co-founder and commercial director of The Bath Pub Company, will run the Marlborough Tavern, which is now part of its leased and tenanted portfolio.

The Bath Pub Company acquisition boosts St Austell Brewery’s foothold in Bath, where it owns four tenanted pubs: The Griffin, The Swan, The Hop Pole, and The Salamander. Michelmores helped the company buy Bath Ales in 2017, which includes a Warmley plant and a local distribution network.

Michelmores partners Richard Cobb and Richard Walford, Karen Williams, Cathy Bryant, and David Thompson, and solicitors Victoria Miller, Jonny Lane, Siobhan Murphy, Gruff Cartwright, Zilah Nelson, and Justin Barrow advised St Austell on the purchase.

Richard Cobb comments: “We always enjoy working with St Austell brewery and are pleased to have helped the team secure The Bath Pub Company. This is an exciting acquisition of a high quality and well-located portfolio of pubs with substantial investment and gives four more good reasons to be in Bath!”

Kevin Georgel, Chief Executive, St Austell Brewery said: “We’re extremely proud to become the new owners of such a high-quality and well-respected pub company in Bath.

We are fully committed to developing the quality and size of our pub estate. As such, we are investing significantly in our existing pubs, whilst also acquiring new sites and businesses such as The Bath Pub Company. The Locksbrook Inn, The Moorfields, The Hare & Hounds and The Marlborough Tavern all have a strong alignment with our long-term plans and are a perfect fit for us, in terms of market and consumer positioning.”

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