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, Clive Watson and John Roberts. The business operates a portfolio of distinctive high quality pubs in affluent cities and major provincial towns in the South East: Bath, Brighton, Winchester, Portsmouth, 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 oversubscribed 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 eleven 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 historic cathederal city of Winchester. We have very recently added The Westgate, our second site in Winchester - an excellent pub with nine boutique bedrooms close to the station and the High Street.

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, near Portsmouth.

Our pubs

Alfie's Freehouse & Garden, Winchester

157, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 9BA
01962 852985


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Inn on the Beach, Hayling Island

97 Seafront, Hayling Island, Hampshire. PO11 0AS

023 9246 0043


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King Street Brew House

King Street Brew House

King Street Brew House, Riverside House, Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4RR
0117 405 8948

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Prince Street Social

Prince Street Social, 37-41 Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4PS
01174 058949

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The Althorp, Wandsworth

20 Belle Vue Road, Wandsworth Common
London SW17 7EB

020 8767 9677


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The Bath Brew House

14 James Street West, Bath. BA1 2BX
Tel; 01225 805609

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The Cork

11-12 Westgate Buildings, Bath. BA1 1EB
Tel:01225 333582

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Battersea

441, Battersea Park Road, London
SW11 4LR
Tel: 020 7223 7721

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The Lion & Lobster

The Lion & Lobster, 24 Sillwood St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2PS
Tel:01273 327299.


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The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, Wandsworth Common

2 North Side, Wandsworth Common
London. SW18 2SS
Tel: 020 7223 6186

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The Westgate, Winchester

The Westgate, Winchester

2 Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 8TP
Tel; 01962 820222

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