Regent Inns, the troubled bar and restaurant operator, has placed six Old Orleans sites on the market, M&C Report has learnt. The company, which also operates Jongleurs and Walkabout, has instructed property agent Fleurets to find a buyer for the businesses, which comprise five leasehold properties plus one long leasehold. The sites, which are expected to attract interest from restaurant operators, are located in Brighton, Cambridge, Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, Kingston-upon-Thames, Oxford and York. Regent is prepared to sell the sites separately and the move will reduce the Old Orleans estate to about 20 outlets. The company, which has seen its shares collapse to 4p, valuing its share capital at less than £5m, is also in talks to sell the seven remaining freeholds in its Walkabout estate on a sale-and-leaseback basis, as it attempts to reduce its £80m debts. The Old Orleans property in Brighton, which is held on a long leasehold, with a nominal annual rent, is expected to fetch up to £2.5m. The Cambridge site has a lease with seven years remaining, with an annual rent of about £100,000. Ellesmere Port has about 16 years remaining on its lease, with a rent of about £140,000, while Kingston has about 20 years remaining, with an annual rent of about £160,000. Oxford has about eight years remaining, with a rent of about £190,000, while York has five years remaining, with a rent of about £90,000.