Antic
Antic operates several pubs across London, specialising in identifying and operating "architecturally interesting" premises.
Jane Imrie

‘Quirky’ London pub operator set for post-COVID recovery with ThinCats funding package

A hospitality company which aims to disrupt the mainstream pub offerings across London has secured funding to support it during the pandemic.

Pub firm Antic has secured a CBILS funding package through ThinCats to cover capex, property acquisition and working capital.

Established by Anthony Thomas in 1999, Antic operates several pubs across London, specialising in identifying and operating “architecturally interesting” premises in areas of regeneration.

Anthony Thomas, founder of Antic, commented: “ThinCats have been enormously supportive and share our view that out of the current gloom, we shall see the sunny uplands of the hospitable endeavour that our communities so desperately miss, and with it, we may all enjoy our very own roaring 20s.”

Dave Sherrington, regional head of sales for London at ThinCats, added: “2020 brought many challenges to the hospitality sector, and Antic, like many others, has had to be nimble and reactive in order to withstand the changing restrictions.

“The business flourished despite the restrictions imposed in the summer and the Antic teams have matched the remarkable level of resilience and adaptation shown by many; we can’t wait to see them deliver once more as the current restrictions ease.”

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