Our History

WHERE TRUST INNS STARTED,
AND WHERE WE ARE HEADING

Trust Inns is very proud to be one of the longest standing pub companies in the UK, trading in England, Scotland and Wales. Currently we have over 50 members of staff.

Some are based at our head office in Chorley, but the majority travel the country to provide support and assistance to our estate of over 350 pubs.

How we got here today

Trust Inns is very proud to be one of the longest standing pub companies in the UK, trading in England, Scotland and Wales.

1995
The company was incorporated with the specific purpose of acquiring a substantial package of public houses from Scottish and Newcastle Ltd.
1996
Further packages of public houses were purchased from Allied Domecq and Go-Ahead Leisure
1997
The company developed its internal support structure for licensees, growing its operational and support team staff in preparation for its next acquisition.
1998
A small number of houses were purchased from S&N and also individual purchases were made to strengthen those locations where we already traded.
1999
A small package of public houses was bought from Shapelogic.
2000
The company’s most significant single acquisition was made; that being 360 Scottish & Newcastle public houses in April 2000.
2001
A period of consolidation and planning for the company to continue to grow and prosper over the coming decade.
2002
The company sold 176 smaller pubs in order to strengthen its position within the industry and to allow focus on the development opportunities that remained
2003
New support services and training & courses were developed to help build upon the success of previous years.
2004
The company purchased 8 properties from Herald Inns & Bars.
2005
The company changed its name to Trust Inns Limited and started a new phase in its life cycle.
2006
The company acquired 102 public houses from Mitchells & Butler. These properties spread across the UK and strengthened the portfolio considerably.
2007
This year the company invested over £5 million within its estate, became finalists for the Publican’s Pub Company of the Year and started a period of growth and development within is internal structure and support services.
2008
Trust Inns’ Code of Practice was accredited by the BII Benchmarking and Accreditation Services and the Introduction of a new Estate Director ensured that a continued programme of investment and development was implemented.
2009
The company introduced a series of improvements to its business package; namely its new 3 and 10 year Business Development Leases with competitive barrelage discounts.  The new 1 year Tenancy Agreement was also introduced for those wishing to take their first steps into a pub venture
2010
A new Managing Director joined the team and investment in the estate stepped up a level.
2011
This year saw the start of a series of large development projects to improve our estate and business offer.
2012
The company maintains its strong commitment to improvement and expansion within its estate with a number of large investment projects throughout the country.
2013
Trust Inns consolidates its objective to offer attractive and viable pub businesses to tenants, by improving customer service and the consolidated the overall support service available from its operations teams.
2014
Trust Inns’ branding receives a facelift to reflect its optimism for the future.
2018-
The company continues to grow from strength to strength and has plans for further growth through acquisition.
Come and

say hello at an open day

Open Days >
We Provide you with

Comprehensive business support, when you need it

Find Support >
Learn more by using our

Online or face to face training solutions

Find Dates >

They have helped me no end.  I was new to the management post and thrown in at the deep end.  Trust Inns has helped me with the running of the pub and paperwork.  My BDM and credit controller have been very good.

Albion Hotel
Barrow in Furness

We have a very good relationship with Trust Inns. We have great personal communication with them and support when we need it.

Midge Hall
Leyland

I’ve been a tenant for 20+ years and I’m very happy with the service

Percy Arms
Blyth

NEED TO KNOW MORE?
GET IN TOUCH

If you require any other information about Trust Inns, our pubs, development courses or you have any further queries regarding pub tenancy and lease opportunities

Get in touch >