Agency

City Pub Company
Following many successful deals for Capital Pub Company founders Clive Watson and David Bruce, we are now providing agency services for their latest venture, the Enterprise Investment Scheme-funded City Pub Company.

Our work includes the acquisition of:

  • The Cork, Bath – we secured this smart and popular pub/restaurant in the heart of the historic city for £2.725 million
  • Church Street Townhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon – a 400-year-old property with 12 luxury letting rooms that changed hands for £2.4 million
  • Crown and Cushion, Eton – a 16th century coaching inn now operating as a pub and hotel after significant investment by City Pub Company, which bought the free of tie lease

Off-market deals
When clients ask us to broker an off-market deal, we put all our contacts to work to achieve a successful outcome.

  • The Warrington, W9 – we helped Faucet Inn acquire this fine dining restaurant and pub from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his father-in-law for in excess of £5 million, one of the highest prices paid for an individual London pub at the time
  • Comptons of Soho, W1D – this iconic gay pub was one of six London sites we sold to Faucet Inn on behalf of Mitchells & Butlers in a deal worth £17 million

Rose, SW6
We have sold the tied lease on this Fulham gastropub twice – first in 2001, when it was known as the Legless Ladder, and again in 2012. The second time we acted for veteran multiple operator Hugh Corbett, selling the leasehold interest, which expires in 2029, to Moonshine Bars off an asking price of £200,000.  It shows there are still people prepared to pay a premium for tied houses with potential, if you know how to find them.