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Poppleston Allen advises Draft House on Grand Union acquisition

Draft House now operates 16 London pubs

Leading licensing solicitors, Poppleston Allen, has advised London-based pub company Draft House in relation to its acquisition of Grand Union London bar estate – taking it’s number of London locations to 16.

Draft House, the independently owned group of pubs founded by Charlie McVeigh and chaired by Luke Johnson, has acquired six in locations including: Camden, Paddington, Chancery Lane, Farringdon, Kennington Wapping.

Charlie McVeigh said, “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to acquire a key site in Camden Town and five other beautiful pubs in prime central London locations. The deal allows us to take further steps in our mission to bring good food, great beer and real people to pubs across London and the UK.”

Luke Johnson, chairman and investor, said, “Draft House is a terrific business with a strong formula. I am confident Charlie and his team will make these six pubs very successful, offering an extraordinary range of craft beers and refreshing lunches and suppers, helping to slake the country’s thirst and satisfy its hunger.”

Clare Eames, Partner in Poppleston Allen’s London office gave licensing advice in relation to the acquisition.

For further information on this or any other legal licensing matter contact Clare Eames on (020) 3859 7760.

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