Punch acquires four Mitchell's of Lancaster pubs

Punch acquires four Mitchell's of Lancaster pubs

Punch has completed the acquisition of four pubs from Mitchell’s of Lancaster this week.

The four sites are The William Mitchell in Morecambe, Th’Owd Tithe Barn in Garstang, Royal Oak in Bolton on Sands, and The Duke of Rothesay.

“We are really pleased to have acquired these wonderful community pubs and we look forward to working in partnership with the great publicans and their teams for many years to come,” says Punch CEO Clive Chesser. “We will provide them with Punch’s industry-leading investment and support, to allow them to flourish and ensure they continue to be truly at the heart of their local communities.

“In the meantime, the pubs continue to be open and trading as usual. With the continued support of its shareholders, Patron and May Capital, Punch is investing approximately £30m in its pubs this year and is progressing well on a three-year plan to invest £80m in its estate, supporting entrepreneurial publicans in communities across the UK.”

Mitchell’s of Lancaster was originally founded in 1871 but fell into administration in 2018.