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29th June 2022

Red Oak Taverns acquires three pubs from Liberation Group

Red Oak Taverns has completed the acquisition of three tied tenanted pubs this week from Liberation Group for an undisclosed sum. The pubs are based in the South West of England and are operated by tenants under substantive agreements.  This is the first portfolio acquisition for Red Oak since the major refinancing of the business in March.

Mark Grunnell, the co-founder and chief executive for Red Oak Taverns said, “We are pleased to be adding these pubs to our estate and look forward to welcoming the tenant partners to the Red Oak family.  They fit very nicely into our South West estate which already has our largest concentration of Red Oak pubs in the UK”.

Red Oak Taverns was founded in 2011 by Mark Grunnell and Aaron Brown and the pub estate comprises of 208 free of tie and tied pubs.

Grunnell added, “We are keen to deploy the capital we have available following our refinancing to grow our business and add assets to our estate such as this latest acquisition and continue to seek both small and much larger portfolio opportunities”.


Notes to editors:

List of pubs acquired:

Old Station Inn, Hallatrow, Bristol

Podymore Inn, Podimore, Yeovilton, Yeovil

Wiltshire Yeoman, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Background Red Oak Taverns

Formed in 2011 by Aaron Brown and Mark Grunnell, Red Oak Taverns is an entrepreneurial, independent national pub company which comprises 208 mainly leased and tenanted pubs.  The Company is privately-owned by its co-founders and a small number of like-minded individual investors.   The pub estate is mainly concentrated in the South, South West, North West and the Midlands.  Red Oak Taverns prides itself on its flexible partnerships with its Tenant Partners with the aim of developing long-lasting relationships.

Further details can be found on the Company’s website:

Press release from Red Oak Taverns

For further press information on Red Oak Taverns contact:

Elaine Beckett,