Welcome To the City Pub Company (West) Plc
The City Pub Company (West) Plc is a high quality and successful pub business founded in December 2011 by the established industry entrepreneurs David Bruce and Clive Watson, and John Roberts. The business operates a portfolio of distinctive high quality pubs in cities and major provincial towns in the South East, and boasts attractive pubs located in affluent provincial towns and cities in Southern England: such as Bath, Brighton, Winchester, London and more recently Bristol.
The team already has an excellent track record. In 2001, David Bruce and Clive Watson created the Capital Pub Company, which they sold in 2011 to Greene King for an enterprise value of £93m. The City Pub Company (West) Plc has a ‘sister’ company, The City Pub Company (East) Plc. Both have been set up under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in order to ensure tax efficient returns to our investors. We have successfully raised a total of £13.9m for The City Pub Company (West) Plc and the same amount for The City Pub Company (East) Plc following four oversubscrobed fund raising rounds, the last of which was completed in December 2013. Further funds have been raised in 2015 via Convertible Preference Shares, raising an additional £4.9m per company.
Each Company is run separately with its own management team, and each has a number of pubs with distinctively different retail offers. These are united by a passion for high retail standards and locally sourced ales (some of which are brewed on the premises), ciders, wines and delicious fresh food. The City Pub Company (West) Plc team is led by the very experienced Chief Executive Alex Derrick, formerly with the Capital Pub Company.
Our portfolio of Pubs
The City Pub Company (West) Plc has a growing portfolio of ten wonderful pubs. Three of these are in highly desirable 'London villages': the newly refurbished Lighthouse in Battersea, the Roundhouse on Wandswoth Common North, and in early 2016 The Althorp, on the south side of Wandsworth Common.
Outside of London, we have the stunning Lion & Lobster in Brighton, and recently reopened Alfies Freehouse & Garden, a delightful pub with a great atmosphere in the heart of the cathederal city of Winchester.
We also have two great pubs in the city of Bath: our first is The Cork, which is very close to our other pub in the heart of the city, the Bath Brew House with its own brewery and large sunny outside terrace. Nearby in Bristol we have two new additions to our our portfolio; The Prince Street Social, an all day modern city centre brasserie, and nearby the King Street Brew House, a great craft beer bar and brewery overlooking the river and Bristol Bridge. Our latest acquisition is the Inn on the Beach, a great beachfront venue with a huge terrace on Hayling Island, naer Portsmouth.
Alfie's Freehouse & Garden, Winchester
157, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 9BA
Inn on the Beach, Hayling Island
King Street Brew House
Prince Street Social
The Althorp, Wandsworth
20 Belle Vue Road, Wandsworth Common
London SW17 7EB
020 8767 9677