Our History

Every Great Story Starts With A Man Walking Into A Pub…

IONA Pub Partnership is the sister company of Scotsman Group, one of Scotland’s largest and most successful leisure operators. After 25 years of focusing on our managed estate, we turned our attentions to a “Two Heads Are Better Than One”- and that’s where you come in.

For the last 12 years, we have combined our experience and vast property portfolio to offer a truly unique partnering experience for our tenants and their teams. With a focus on allowing our tenants a flexible level of autonomy to suit their skillset and site, our core value is that community businesses remain as such- ran by local people who are passionate about the area they operate within.

As well as a truly unrivalled roster of available units, from homely country inns to modern casual dining concepts, we also offer all our tenants a first class support system, compromising Business Development Managers to help you realise you and your venues full potential. With a back-up team covering food & beverage support, finance guidance, personal training & development, legal matters and marketing & graphic design, Iona isn’t just another leasing company, it’s a business equivalent of a breath of fresh air.

We currently have a portfolio of over 100 venues, and we are proud to say we invest in the estate in every sense possible, demonstrated by our dedicated investment plans. Additionally, our active acquisition trail is testament to our commitment to grow, attract and retain the best operators in the industry.