Nomura is reorganising its pub holdings into The Unique Pub Co (2600-odd), leaving 1300 in Inntrepreneur whose landlords are in dispute. There's also Phoenix Inns (500 approx.). It sold 100 pubs to Pennant Inns and bought over 1200 Inn Partnership pubs from Greenalls, making a grand total of over 5,000. It's reported to be planning Irish, sports and country house concept pubs, with more to come, and is a backer of other companies such as Chris Hutt's Wizard Inns. See also Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush for its recent dealings with Marston.
Pubmaster is trying to sell The Jolly Waterman, Mitcham's Corner, Cambridge and The Ancient Shepherds, Fen Ditton.
The Old English Pub Company has bought seven more coaching inns individually, adding to the five recently bought from Charles Wells, making a total estate of 112, including The Coach & Horses, Trumpington.
There's more brewery & pubco news in Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.