We are a group of around 1,300 incredible pub businesses in the UK. Punch was born in 1997 and we quickly began to expand our portfolio until we were listed on the stock exchange in 2002. In the years after, we acquired some great brands, including Pubmaster, Innspired Group and Avebury Holdings and, in 2017, we were acquired by Patron Capital and May Capital.
The Punch Story
Why We're Proud as Punch
We’re constantly investing in our pubs, and we’ve got big plans (and some great financial backing) to develop our pubs over the next three years.
We have a track record of launching and developing innovative concepts – from our award-winning Champs Sports Bars to inviting locals – and our group chefs are always busy developing menus to make guests happy. We offer incredible marketing support – think the world’s largest pub team darts competition and the biggest national pub quiz – and with a mixed estate of leased, tenanted and retail businesses, we’re well placed to share best practice between publicans.
And it’s not just the pubs we’re investing in. We’re leading the way in training – our training package gives our Publicans some of the best induction training and professional development in the industry. We’ve even been recognised with a National Innovation and Training Award for our Art of the Possible training programme. With training you can do from your training, our publicans are finding it easier than ever to develop their skills.
Talking tech, we’ve got an industry-leading online ordering and information portal – The Punch Buying Club – which has now taken well over its 100,000th order and sold our 100 millionth pint of beer!