The hotel chain Grand Metropolitan purchased the brewing interests of Watney's in the early 1980s. In 1991 they entered into a swap with Courage whereby they took control of the pubs and Courage brewed their beer. The pubs became the Intrepreneur Estate.
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Last Updated : 1st January 2002