Punch Taverns is to increase drinks prices for its tenants and lessees by “up to 12%”, according to the Sun this morning. It will mean a £24 rise for a gallon of Tennent’s, to £214.95. There will be a 3.4% increase in a 36-gallon keg of Carlsberg, the newspaper reports. Punch declined to comment. Yesterday The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, sister title to M&C Report, reported that Enterprise Inns has implemented a 4% to 5% price rise in tied drinks products for its tenants and lessees from this week. An Enterprise Inns spokeswoman said: “We have communicated the outcomes of our 2012 pricing review directly to all our publicans, and do not discuss private and confidential matters between the company and its publicans with any other parties. “We share a strong common interest in our publicans’ success and will continue to go to considerable lengths to assist and support them in dealing with current economic challenges.” It follows price rises announced by brewers early last month, with, for example, Heineken UK adding 7p per pint and Diageo adding 5% to draught Guinness.