Marston’s has agreed to buy Daniel Thwaites’ beer division for £25.1m.
Licensees that are convicted for dishonestly showing Sky Sports matches without a commercial agreement will now be subject to an unlimited fine that was previously capped at £5,000 per offence.
A pubs code adjudicator will be in place by May 2016 at the latest, the Government has confirmed.
The Government has boosted funding available for community groups looking to take over local assets — including pubs — to the tune of £200,000.
Dark Star Brewery is to develop its own pub estate – with a target of growing it to 20 sites in the next five years.
More than 500 Enterprise Inns publicans have signed up for a new live music service that enables them to find and book local artists through an online portal.
Camerons Brewery has announced that it will sponsor a Hartlepool adventurer £2,000 to climb Mount Everest, to raise funds for the Dreams Come True charity.