Avebury Taverns expects to sell on about 10 of the 67 pubs acquired in its takeover of the Stanford Pub Company.

Many of the 57 managed houses will be converted to its own tenancy agreements.

Avebury has appointed Mike Flavin as special projects director to manage and integrate the Northamptonshire firm's estate.

He is a former regional operations director of Inntrepreneur Pub Company.