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The pubs include 47 Spirit Pub Company sites and 16 pubs previously operated by Orchid Group

Admiral Taverns-owner Cerberus acquires £200m pub portfolio

Cerberus, the US private equity owner of Admiral Taverns, has acquired 63 pubs leased to Spirit Pub Company and Orchid (now part of M&B) in a deal valued at just under £200m.

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Noise law changes urged to save live music pubs

The Government must relax noise abatement legislation and pass the responsibility for minimising disturbance away from pubs and clubs and on to residents and developers, lobbyists have urged.

Marston’s chief blames politicians for piling financial pressures on to marginal pubs

The chief executive of Marston’s has written to a campaigner trying to save one of the brewer’s pubs from closure to say the actions of politicians have hit community locals hard.

Household leisure spend grows 12% in July

Household spending on leisure grew 12% to £202 in July, with the good weather causing the amount spent on drinking out to grow 14% to £45.84 while eating out spend rose 5% to £75.71, according to the Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.

Top 10 tips for calling time on pub squatters

Last month, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser reported concerns that the number of people squatting in pubs was rising . There have been calls for legislation covering residential squatting to be extended to cover commercial premises, but what can landlords do to protect empty pubs? Here Laura Rogers, a consultancy solicitor at Keystone Law, gives her top 10 tips.

Star trains mystery shoppers to spot pint perfection

Star Pub & Bars is training 80 mystery shoppers to be able to recognise the perfect pint across the pub company’s estate.

Shepherd Neame business rates appeals save tenants £400k

Shepherd Neame has successfully appealed the business rates of almost a third of its tenanted pubs, providing total savings of over £400,000.

Hospitality sector employs over two million people

The hospitality industry now employs more than two million people, after creating 118,000 new jobs in the past year, new statistics reveal.

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