Two former managed pub company executives have taken on their fourth Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company (S&NPC) site. Couch and Hall Pub Company is run by Steve Hall, formerly of Spirit, and Roland Couch who worked for Allied Domecq around a decade ago. The company, founded in 2009, has just taken on the Red Lion in Shepperton. It already runs the White Horse, Sunridge, the Whyte Harte, Blecthingley, a former Massive Pub Company site, and the Crown Inn, Burnham Beeches. All four sites were acquired for a nil premium. The company is understood to be in negotiation to take on a fifth site - an Enterprise Inns venue. Hall, who worked for Spirit and its predecessors for around 20 years, said: “The model definitely works - all our sites are former Scottish & Newcastle Retail sites with 100 covers, sold around five years ago.” Couch also runs the George in Alfriston, East Sussex.