Scottish & Newcastle Retail is advertising for new sites for its Chef & Brewer pub chain in a push to double the brand’s estate.

It is offering to buy “quality” sites with a minimum of half an acre, 40 to 50 car parking spaces and the potential to hold 100 or more diners.

Phil Urban, managing director for restaurants and accommodation at S&N Retail, said: “In November 2001, Chef & Brewer became a £100m turnover brand for the company, and with current growth standing at 30% year on year is continuing to provide excellent returns on investment,” confirmed

A new acquisitions manager has been appointed, and S&N is promising potential sellers that deals will be completed speedily.

Freeholders interested in discussing suitable sites with S&N Retail should contact Simon Bishop on 01604 239000.