Chef & Brewer
Grand Metropolitan , which later formed part of Diageo, sold Chef & Brewer pubs to Scottish & Newcastle in 1993 in a part cash, part debentures deal of £708 million. In 2003, Scottish & Newcastle auctioned off the Chef & Brewer chain, which was acquired by the Spirit Group. In 2005 the Spirit Group was acquired by Punch Taverns. In 2011 the Chef & Brewer chain became part of Spirit Pub Company plc following its demerger from Punch Taverns.
Many of the pubs operated by Chef & Brewer are historic pub / inn locations:
- The Barley Mow, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, dating to 1352.
- The De Trafford Arms in Alderley Edge dates back over 200 years 
- Hutt in Ravenshead was built in 1400 
- Cross Keys in Cleveland became a coaching Inn in 1800
- The Traveller's Rest in Nottingham served as a half-way house for herders of the Goose Fair.
- The Ferry Inn in Wilford, Nottingham, serving the namesake ferry crossing chartered by Edward III that served the city for centuries
- Unicorn in Cheshire dates back over 100 years
- Romper in Altrincham dates back 450 years
- The Blundell Arms in Bolton dates back to at least the early 15th century
- The frontage of the Nags Head in Burntwood dates back to 1650 
- Gatwick Manor in Crawley dates back to the 15th century 
- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/bottoms-up-for-grand-met-with-shift-in-focus-to-potent-brands-1508369.html Bottom's up for Grand Met with shift in focus to potent brands, The Independent 3 October 1993
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- Nag’s Head, Burntwood
- Gatwick Manor