ER, Smith & Turner and Young’s – two of Britain’s largest pub groups – are competing to acquire a collection of popular London drinking venues.
In a move that highlights continuing demand for premium sites in the sector, the groups are vying to buy
Cubitt House, which owns three pubs in Belgravia, Central London, and another north of Oxford Street, Sky News reported yesterday.
The Thomas Cubitt, which is named after London’s famous master-builder, The Orange, The Alfred Tennyson, and The Grazing Goat are the pubs in question.
“Today’s potential customer wants something very different from pubs than they did 10 year ago. Increasingly our pubs are opening for breakfast, our pubs have very powerful Wi-Fi now, they serve freshly cooked foods throughout the day,” Simon Emeny, Fuller’s chief executive, said in June.