Windmill Taverns, the family-run London-based pub group, is set to grow to five sites, MCA has learnt.

The group, which was set up by brothers John and Ryan McElhinney and their father Jack in 1998, has taken on the Charles Dickens site in Union Street, Southwark, for a new opening called MC & Sons.

The group currently operates the Kings Arms, the Ring, the Windmill Taverns and Jack’s Bar in south west London.