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.
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.
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 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.
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 Pub & Bars is training 80 mystery shoppers to be able to recognise the perfect pint across the pub company’s estate.
Shepherd Neame has successfully appealed the business rates of almost a third of its tenanted pubs, providing total savings of over £400,000.
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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