Craft Beer Co partners with Punch for flagship London pub

By Luke Nicholls

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Craft beer, Covent garden

Martin Hayes oversees Craft Beer Co sites in Brixton, Clapham, Clerkenwell, and Islington, as well as a site in Brighton
Martin Hayes oversees Craft Beer Co sites in Brixton, Clapham, Clerkenwell, and Islington, as well as a site in Brighton
The Craft Beer Co has secured a ‘flagship’ site in London’s Covent Garden as part of a new partnership with Punch Taverns. 

The craft beer pub operator, led by Martin Hayes, has secured the Rudy’s Revenge site in High Holborn, which will re-open after refurbishment in May.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to do this deal with Punch. I hope that it’s the first of many ventures together,” said Hayes.

“We have always wanted to take our business into the West End, but until now, we have had to look at sites that most operators couldn’t see a future in, or, sites where we were confident that our unique offer could work where others might fail.

“Thus far, we have built a well-respected, five-unit business, with each outlet showing strong growth. This move into the West End is a ‘game changer’ for us.”

The company will operate their lease agreement from 2 April and will then  be changing the pub’s name to The Craft Beer Co. Covent Garden.

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