Christie + Co, which was appointed by Zolfo Cooper, the administrators of Bramwell Pub Company, to dispose of the leasehold interest in 35 of its sites has said it has already received high levels of interest in the bars, which had a total turnover of c£13.4m for the 11 months to August.

It is thought that the expressions of interest in the sites, which with the exception of The Latchmere, Battersea, are offered on a free of tie basis, has run into the hundreds and has come from major pub companies, regional operators and independent groups that have all enquired about either acquiring single units or packages .

The majority of the businesses ceased trading on 1 November, therefore Christie + Co is only able to provide net turnover figures which neither the property advisor nor the joint administrators can warrant.

Christie + Co said it had already received high levels of interest and is therefore requesting all seriously interested parties to submit premium offers.

It is thought that would-be-buyers have been attracted by the prominent high street locations of some of the properties.

Stonegate Pub Company is still in advanced talks to acquire 80 core sites from Zolfo Cooper the administrators of Bramwell. These talks and the closure of the 35 sites has increased speculation over the future role of the Bramwell management team led by Roger Moxham, with news on their plans expected next week.

As reported by M&C Report last week a full list of the 35 sites reveals that 11 are located in northern England, with 10 in the south, six in the Midlands, six in Scotland and two in Wales.

Of the 35 the Queensberry in Dumfries reported turnover for the 11 months to August of c£597k, with Varsity in Plymouth at c£580k.