Christie & Co has been appointed to market Authentic Alehouse’s seven-strong estate of freehold pubs after the company went into administration, as first revealed by MCA.

The pubs, located across the north east and north west of England, are being marketed on behalf of joint administrators Quantuma LLP.

The package comprises the Albert Hotel in Hull; Countess of Rosse in Shipley, Bradford; Crown Inn in Addingham, West Yorkshire; Fountain Inn in Barnoldswick, Lancashire; Ponty Tavern in Pontefract; Red Lion in Driffield; and the Wakey Tavern in Wakefield.

Neil Morgan, managing director – pubs & restaurants at Christie & Co, said: “We expect to receive strong interest from a range of buyers, including regional operators looking to strengthen their current portfolio, or investors looking to create a presence in the north of England.”

MCA reported yesterday that the administrators would be investigating the affairs of the business after it defaulted on its interest payments.