Former pubs minister Bob Neill has accused Enterprise Inns of deliberately “running down its estate” after it sold the Porcupine pub in Bromley to supermarket chain Lidl.
The newly-crowned BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) Licensees of the Year have pledged to help bring the organisation “back to the hospitality industry” after scooping the award at a gala lunch in London last week.
Pubs have been reminded of the law on gaming equipment after two individuals at a pub in Ashford, Surrey, were prosecuted for giving customers access to an illegal gaming machine.
Guinness has signed a deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to become the Official Beer of England Rugby.
Star Pubs & Bars, the Heineken-owned leased pub operator, is set to run more business building and networking area meetings for its lessees.
Licensees in Lewes are campaigning for a major music festival in the town to change its strict no re-admittance policy after fears were raised that local businesses would suffer.
Orchid, the managed operator, says it grew like-for-like sales in its carvery pubs by 3.5% over the last year.
NatWest and RBS have launched a £150m fund to support investments in the leisure industry.
People 1st has announced that the number of people doing apprenticeships in hospitality and catering has more than doubled in the past four years and completion rates improved by almost 10%.
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