Tank & Paddle York | Stonegate Group

About Us

Whether it’s a bar in a busy city centre, your favourite meeting spot with friends or your local that’s within walking distance, we’ve got it covered. At Stonegate Group we cater for all occasions. We strongly believe in supporting and developing people and their careers throughout all parts of our business and are very proud of our award winning internal progression programmes.

Stonegate Group timeline

Old Stonegate Pub Company logo | Stonegate Group
November 2010

Stonegate Pub Company is formed following the acquisition of 333 pubs from Mitchell & Butlers.

Slug & Lettuce in Market Square Nottingham | Stonegate Group
June 2011

Stonegate purchase the Town & City Pub company, acquiring the Yates and Slug & Lettuce brands in the process.

Stonegate Group | Tattershall Castle

In June 2015, a further 15 sites were acquired from Scottish pub, bar and hotel operator, Maclay Inns, and later that same year Stonegate acquired 53 pubs from Tattershall Castle Group (TCG) including the Henry’s Café Bar and Tattershall Castle brands.

Stonegate Group | Walkabout Bar in Brighton
December 2016

Stonegate exchanged on a package of 10 JD Wetherspoon pubs and acquired Walkabout owner Intertain, adding a further 30 sites to its portfolio.

Core Bar London | Stonegate Group
July 2018

Stonegate acquire 15 sites from Novus Leisure, including landmark venues Forge, Sway, Loop and Core.

The same month, Stonegate announce the purchase of leading cocktail bar specialist, Be at One.

Zinc Fleet | Stonegate Group
January 2019

Stonegate acquire Bar Fever Ltd (Fever Bars) – 32 venues comprising Fever, Zinc and Moo Moo brands.

The same month, a further six sites were purchased from Novus Leisure.

March 2020

Stonegate purchase Ei Group for £1.27bn, making it the largest pub company in the UK.

Stonegate’s portfolio is now comprised of 1,289 sites within the managed division and 3,284 leased and tenanted businesses.

February 2023

Stonegate appoint David McDowall as the new CEO.