Marston’s premium bars and restaurants arm, Revere, has acquired three Pointing Dog pubs for an undisclosed sum.

The three Pointing Dog sites in Sheffield, Bakewell and Cheadle will transfer at the beginning of May.

Colin Sadler, managing director of Revere said: “We are delighted to welcome the Pointing Dog teams, and believe the ethos and strength of their retail offer will sit well with our independently spirited business.

“We are particularly impressed with the passion and commitment of the Pointing Dog team, and are delighted that the management and staff of the bars and restaurants will be transferring with the business.”

The company said it would continue to expand through “selective new site acquisitions”.