Trust Inns does deal to acquire three pubs from Dundas Heritable

The Park Bar

National pub company Trust Inns has bought three Scottish pubs from Dundas Heritable, in a deal brokered by Christie and Co.

Foremost amongst these, at least in terms of grabbing headlines in the wider media, is The Park Bar, at the west end of Glasgow’s Finnieston strip, which has long been feted as a home-from-home for Hebridean ex-pats and visitors.

The Brass Monkey

The deal also involves The Brass Monkey, at the other end of Finnieston, which for many years was the Two Ways Bar made famous by television comedy Rab C. Nesbitt, and Kilsyth’s gastro-pub, The Scarecrow.

Christie and Co’s regional director (hospitality), Brian Sheldon, commented: “Despite many business owners across the hospitality sector facing ongoing headwinds, this resilient sector continues to perform and this sale demonstrates that quality still sells in this ever-changing market.

“We had many enquiries from a broad spectrum of buyers, both operators and investors however once we engaged with Trust Inns, the process was swift, with both parties working efficiently to make the deal happen.”

The Scarecrow

Mark Brown of Trust Inns added: “We are delighted to add three high-quality sites to our Scottish estate and thank both the Dundas and Christie & Co team for working constructively with us to make this deal happen. We look forward to engaging positively with the excellent existing licensee teams for many years to come.”