Our Story

Buccaneer Inns was started in 1974 by Michael Ruthven, in partnership with Heavitree Brewery & quickly built a managed house company with a mixture of freeholds & leasehold properties spanning from Oxfordshire to Devon. The company eventually had thirty four houses and a head office based in Cheltenham.

In 1990 Buccaneer was sold to Whitbreads & Michael Ruthven retained two pubs which are both still in the Buccaneer group today. In 1993 Tim Ruthven joined his father & with Andrew Jones started Buccaneer Holdings Ltd.

Our Pubs

We currently operate nine managed houses throughout the South West of England & are looking to expand to fifteen pubs, head office is based in Cheltenham.

Become a Buccaneer

We always want to recruit people who are as passionate as us about the pub industry and who want to be part of a small family company – we work hard, but can have a lot of fun at the same time. If you think you would like to join our team then please contact us here.

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