Jam Circus and the Royal Albert sold to 'new' pubco

Big Hospitality reports that 12 of the 14 pubs put up for sale when Antic Limited went in to administration. Jam Circus and the Royal Albert are among those acquired. The administrators claim they had more than 20 offers for the pubs.

The new owner is a company called Gregarious Limited, which has just been founded by Max Alderman, formerly the company secretary of Antic and currently the operations manager for Antic London.

The move should secure the future of these pubs and ensure that Jam Circus is reopened quickly. In the (temporary) absence of JC, Sounds Around and Smiles Thai Cafe, a fragment of Brockley's soul is missing.

With thanks to Simon.