Welcome to the City Pub Company

If you are looking for individual pubs with great character, fantastic beer, delicious food and excellent service – look no further than The City Pub Company.
We have great pubs in wonderful locations in Southern England; from Oxford to Cambridge, Norwich to Stratford upon Avon and from Bath to Brighton, as well as some of the most delightful parts of London.

Outstanding Beer

Our pubs are the perfect place to enjoy a broad and interesting range of fantastic cask-conditioned and craft beers. All our houses have a good range of local cask ales – and we even have four micro-breweries of our own, brewing some delicious beers for many of our sites!

We also offer an eclectic range of bottled beers, craft ales and lagers from across the UK and around the world, and regularly host beer festivals and other beer centric events across the year. Some of our pubs even have their own beer clubs!

Delicious Fresh Food

Whether you are looking for excellent lunch and dinner, or for lighter dishes and sharing plates, we have tempting menus of delicious dishes freshly prepared at every pub by our talented chefs and their teams.

For your private parties and events, we also offer lovely function rooms in most of our pubs with fantastic catering as part of the package. 


Great People

No great pub experience is complete without great people – and we pride ourselves in offering truly excellent service. All our pubs are run by highly-motivated and experienced managers supported by an enthusiastic team of bar and kitchen staff.

We are also a brilliant place to work and are always on the look-out for talented managers and staff to join our team! 

About Us

We are a small but perfectly formed pub company that started life at the end of 2011. In fact we are not one, but two companies – the City Pub Company East and the City Pub Company West – with a combined portfolio of seventeen great pubs. It won't surprise you to learn that East's pubs are more to the east, and West's more to the west of our trading area in southern England (funnily enough!).

We were created by Clive Watson, David Bruce and John Roberts, all highly experienced pub and drink entrepreneurs. We pride ourselves in employing only the top people and running the best pubs for beer, food and atmosphere in the towns and cities in which we operate. 

We are obsessive about our beer and passionate about our food, and we love a charming, relaxed ambience and friendly, enthusiastic service. We think this is the perfect combination for a perfect experience! We hope you agree.

Our Pubs
East meets West

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    The Bath Brew House
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    The Cork, Bath
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    The Lighthouse, Battersea
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    The Roundhouse, Wandsworth
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    Alfie's Freehouse, Winchester.
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    The Lion & Lobster, Brighton
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    The Mill, Cambridge
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    St Aldates Tavern, Oxford
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    The Cambridge Brew House
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    The Phene, Chelsea
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    Georgian Town House, Norwich
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    Cock & Bottle, Notting Hill
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    Daly's, The Strand, London
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    Temple Brew House, London
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    Nell Gwynne, The Strand, London
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    St Andrews Brew House, Norwich

Working for Us

The City Pub Company is a brilliant business to work for and has many opportunities for both managers and staff at its fantastic pubs across the south of England. Our pubs are all distinctive and characterful, and we believe that our staff are our most valuable asset – ensuring that our customers have a truly memorable experience whenever they visit us.

We know that working in a pub is hard work so we make it rewarding and enjoyable. All our key people, be they managers, chefs or head office staff, are rewarded with share options. We also offer monthly profit share schemes for pub managers, and actively encourage them to run the pub with entrepreneurial flair. Other staff, such as assistant managers and chefs, are set weekly targets so they can also earn bonuses. We believe that all this helps our pubs become more individual, characterful and distinctive, and differentiates us from the pubs run by the tightly-controlled corporate pub companies.

We like all our managers and staff to come up with their own ideas for generating more business, and they are given a large amount of autonomy to do so. This autonomy helps give our staff a real sense of ownership, which in turn drives success and engenders a greater sense of team spirit, loyalty and job satisfaction.

We are a rapidly expanding business always on the look out for good managers who can make a real difference, as well as head chefs, assistant managers and other bar and kitchen staff. If you are interested in working for us, please contact us or email the pub you are specifically interested in directly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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The City Pub Company East and City Pub Company West were set up in December 2011 by three entrepreneurs from the pub and drinks world; David Bruce, the original creator of the Firkin pubs, Clive Watson, who together with David built up and ultimately sold the Capital Pub Company in London, and John Roberts, formarly MD at Fuller’s. The team have successfully raised a total of £28m (£14m into each Company) from four oversubscribed fund raises under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in order to invest in some truly excellent pubs – most of which are freehold with others on long free-of-tie leases. 

The City Pub Companies have their own management structures and CEO's: Rupert Clark heads The City Pub Company East and Alex Derrick the City Pub Company West. Both are highly talented and experienced retailers, and former executives with the highly successful Capital Pub Company. Both CEO's bring great vision and excellent retail skills, and ensure all our pubs are individually managed to the very highest standards.

Contact Us

Please contact us for any questions relating to investment, employment or any other matter connected to The City Pub Company. We would be delighted to hear from you