Pitcher and Piano
In 1986 Piper developed a new bar concept called Pitcher & Piano. This was the first bar chain to focus on the female customer and truly understand the motivations of the majority of young people who go out for a drink. It heralded a new breed of bars and restaurants that were to replace the old fashioned pubs and wine bars that had dominated the market.
This start up from Piper was the catalyst that led the business to raise its first fund in the late 1980s to help support the expansion and roll out of Pitcher & Piano.
|1986||First Pitcher & Piano opens in Fulham in an old pizza restaurant|
|1990||The Piper Fund invests in Pitcher & Piano|
|1991||The Pitcher & Piano Management academy opens|
|1995||Site 7 is opened|
|1996||Pitcher & Piano is sold to Marstons plc for £20m|