Wadworth, the Wiltshire-based brewer and pub operator, has put 24 sites up for sale following a review of the estate.

The group has appointed Christie & Co to market the sites – nine of which will be sold individually and the others as a package.

The c200-strong operator went through a restructure last year which saw it focus on its core brewing and pub business, away from its wine and spirits arm.

Chief executive Chris Welham said: “Every year we undertake a review of our pub estate to look at opportunities to transfer pubs between our managed and tenanted divisions, acquire new pubs in our heartland or sell parts of the estate that we no longer believe fit our long term future plans. This year has been no different and we undertook this review in January.

“One of the outputs of this review was to consider the sale of a small package of pubs from our Tenanted business. As a result of this, we have identified 24 sites in total that we believe are not suitable for us to retain long term. We have therefore decided to take the opportunity to offer these pubs to the market now, nine as individual properties for sale and 15 as part of a package.

“Having informed all the affected Business Partners who operate these pubs, we have engaged Christie & Co to market this package of pubs on our behalf.”

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