St Austell Brewery has acquired The Bath Pub Company, further growing its 184-strong West Country pub estate.
The deal, which completed on Monday (Sep 11) for an undisclosed amount, sees the independent company take over the operation of four Bath pubs.
Brewery chief executive, Kevin Georgel, 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.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with the team and building on Joe and Justin’s success in this next chapter.”