Guy Ritchie sells The Punch Bowl

26th March, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Film director Guy Ritchie has called time on his career as a landlord by selling his Mayfair pub, The Punch Bowl, to Cirrus Inns.

Guy Ritchie and fiancée Jacqui Ainsley

Owned by Alexander Langlands Pearse and Mark Askew – former executive head chef at Gordon Ramsay Holdings – Cirrus Inns, which formed in 2011, boasts 12 pubs in its portfolio across London, Berkshire, Somerset, Dorset and Sussex.

Hertfordshire-born Ritchie snapped up the 300-year-old pub in London’s affluent Mayfair district in February 2008, and it quickly became a celebrity haunt frequented by the likes of David Beckham, Kevin Spacey, Robert Downey Jr and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Ritchie and his then wife Madonna bought the Georgian pub on Farm Street for a reported £2.5m from Greg Foreman,….

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