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MPs vote against bid to tighten pub planning laws

A Parliamentary vote to stop pubs being converted or demolished without planning permission has been narrowly defeated.

Sportsman tops list in Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015

The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, has been announced as the winner of the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015.

Statutory code: Government denies ‘bad faith’ claims over amendments

The Government has insisted it is committed to working with pubco reform campaigners following accusations that it has acted in “bad faith” by inserting replacement clauses into the statutory pubs code legislation.

Fringe party calls for pub trade election support

With the General Election now just 100 days away, a fledgling political party is calling on support from the trade for its pro-pub policies.

Greene King claims new beer launch 'is a hoax'

Greene King has denied it will be launching a new beer, after a hoax email about a new “IPA for the Download Generation” was sent to publicans.

Sports Bar & Grill sites achieve record sales

Bar Holdings Ltd, the owner of the multi-award-winning Sports Bar & Grill restaurant group, has announced that all four of its restaurants with historical comparisons achieved record sales in 2014.

Albion Ventures reviews options for Bravo Inns

Albion Ventures, the investment vehicle, is reviewing its options with regards to Bravo Inns, the Cheshire-based pub company led by Ken Buckley.

Marston's festive sales up with record Christmas Day

Marston’s has announced it saw sales grow 4.8% over the festive fortnight with a 12.5% hike on Christmas Day, as it prepares to hold its Annual General Meeting today.