At the heart of what’s important

If it’s important to our customers and community, it’s important to us too. We’re proud of the proactive approach our licensees take when it comes to supporting local people, whether this is helping individuals through tough times or showing the whole community that their pub cares.

The Hub of the Community

If you walk into any of our pubs, you are sure to find a licensee that is passionate about their community and the local area they serve.

The pub is a meeting point for clubs and teams to meet and celebrate or commiserate over a few drinks. Likewise, it is the hub of the community offering a friendly welcome for those who seek some company and conversation over a well poured pint.

Serving the Local Area

Community spirit runs through the veins of all our licensees. Running a pub is why they get up in the morning, selfless in their approach to being there to serve their locals in any way they can.

Their talents lie not only in running a good pub, but in being there as a friend, listening to customers and hosting events that bring the local community together to relax and unwind.

Charity Partnerships

Admiral Taverns is proud to support Chasing the Stigma, a national mental health charity that is committed to normalising mental health. Everybody in the world has mental health, so they make it easy to find help whenever you need it, through the Hub of Hope support app.

Through the partnership, we continue to fundraise across our community pubs and, given our national reach, we are uniquely placed to help support those in need across the UK. The partnership also presents our teams with opportunities to volunteer and provide practical help, bringing us even closer to the communities we serve.

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Latest News

Community Pub Reopens Following Transformational £250,000 Refurbishment

The Spinners in Leigh, a local community pub reopened on Thursday 16th November following a combined investment of £250,000 from the UK’s leading community pub company, Admiral Taverns and experienced licensees, Karen and Naomi Baird. The investment has enabled the licensees to breathe a new lease of life into the pub, cementing it as a […]

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The Bear on Bedford High Street re-opened last Wednesday 15th November following a major investment of £237,000. The pub is part of the Proper Pubs division at Admiral Taverns and now boasts a brand-new look and fresh décor to appeal to all the local community. Inside the pub features new furniture, flooring, fixtures, fittings, two […]

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Offering support and friendship is part of our business DNA. At Admiral, every licensee can be confident that help, assistance and advice is available when and where they need it. From sales to accountancy, from stocktaking to licensing, our Head Office team have the attitude and experience to step in and provide their support and expertise. At Admiral, you won’t just find friendly faces behind the bar, you’ll find them in our offices too.

Chris Jowsey

Chief Executive Officer
Chris has 20 years of experience in the brewing and pubs industry. Chris was Heineken’s Commercial Director before leading Star Pubs & Bars for four years. He then joined the Board of Heineken UK as their On-Trade Director in January 2016. Chris joined Admiral Taverns in July 2019 as CEO.

Nick Gray

Chief Financial Officer
Nick joined Admiral in March 2020 having previously held roles as CFO of Bills Restaurants and Head of Strategy & Finance for Fuller, Smith & Turner Plc where he was responsible for the sale of Fuller's brewing business to Asahi.

Andy Clifford

Strategy & Property Director and Code Compliance Officer
Andy joined Admiral Taverns in July 2006 from Enterprise Inns, where he was Strategic Planning and Investment director for nine years. From 21st October 2019, Andy has also acted as the company's Code Compliance Officer (CCO) ensuring our adherence to the Pubs Code.