Crown Buckley

Crown Buckley

The takeover of Crown Buckley was fresh territory for Brains. But Brains was seeking to build up its trade and pub estate and Crown Buckley provided a perfect fit, since Brains was dominant in Cardiff while Crown Buckley's core market was in the mining valleys and West Wales.

The acquisition included 28 pubs, taking Brains estate up to 165. Brains was now in a stronger position to compete with the major British breweries.