• Welcome To PGB

    Responsible for delivering minimum standards of practice to the licensed retail sector which govern landlords and their relationships with their tied lessees.

Welcome To PGB

The Pub Governing Body is the organisation responsible for promoting the advancement and improvement of Landlord (Pub Owning Companies) and tied tenant relationships in the licensed retail sector. It covers signatory companies that own between 1 – 499 tied pubs in England and Wales and the signatory companies in Scotland. The PGB achieves this through the publication of Codes of Practice which, set the minimum standard for landlords and enhances their business relationship with tenants and lessees subject to a contractual purchasing obligation.  


The codes can by found by clicking on the links below:

Pub Sector – England and Wales Tenanted (1-499 Pubs)

Pub Sector – England and Wales Leased (1-499 Pubs)

Pub Sector – Scotland


Tenants and lessees of companies with more than 500 pubs are governed by the Pubs Code 2016 and come under the Pubs Code Adjudicator. Their website can be accessed here  

 Submit your enquiry to the PCA  here


The Pub Governing Body Ltd group is made up of three separate and distinctive schemes/companies


Overall governance body, responsible for establishing minimum standards of practice and case protocols for PIRRS and PICAS

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Pubs Independent Conciliation & Arbitration Service; a dispute resolution service for tied tenants/lessees

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Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme; a rent dispute resolution procedure for tenants/lessees

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Our Mission

Fostering the highest standards in landlord-tenant partnerships. Providing low-cost, easy-to-access arbitration services.