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Bulldog wants a bigger bite of the market

The new backer of coaching inns chain Bulldog Hotel Group has told the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report that the company would look at group acquisitions as it seeks to double in size by 2020 “but hopefully sooner”.

Edward Walsh and Kevin Charity

Maclay Group placed into administration

27-Jan-2015 - Scottish pub and bar operator, the Maclay Group has been placed into administration after the company’s directors admitted failing to find a “strategic solution to the financial pressures facing the...

Sports Bar & Grill sites achieve record sales

27-Jan-2015 - 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

27-Jan-2015 - 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

27-Jan-2015 - 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.

Belushi's teams up with AFL Europe

26-Jan-2015 - Belushi's bars has teamed up with AFL Europe in a new partnership beginning on Australia Day.

Spirit Leased to rollout turnover-based rent deal

22-Jan-2015 - Spirit Leased is to make its turnover-based rent deal the norm for new tenants and lessees as the company looks to move “from the Premier League to the Champions League”,...

Robinsons first managed pub set to open

21-Jan-2015 - North-west based brewer and pub operator Frederic Robinson is to unveil its first managed pub next week, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report has learnt.

JDW's Tim Martin hits out at lack of trade support for VAT campaign

21-Jan-2015 - Wetherspoon’s boss Tim Martin has blamed pubco rivals – and the Publican’s Morning Advertiser – for failing to campaign for tax equality with supermarkets, which he said had resulted in...

Seafood Pub Company confirms seventh site

21-Jan-2015 - The Seafood Pub Company has confirmed its seventh pub site in West Lancashire to reopen at Easter following refurbishment.

Greene King like-for-like sales up buoyed by record Christmas Day trading

19-Jan-2015 - Greene King has announced like-for-like sales up 0.6% across its managed pubs for the 36 weeks to 11 January, with sales up 2% for the festive period amid record breaking Christmas Day trading.

New World Trading eyes Smugglers Cove sites

15-Jan-2015 - New World Trading Company, the Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts-led pub group, has ear-marked two sites to roll out its Smugglers Cove concept.

Enterprise Inns: Managed estate to aid L&T development

14-Jan-2015 - Enterprise Inns has revealed its primary motivation for developing a managed pub estate - to better understand how to run pubs and to share that learning with its leased and...

Moorhouse's considers micropub growth

14-Jan-2015 - Lancashire brewer and pub operator Moorhouse’s could target a chain of micropubs, according to its managing director David Grant.

Greene King's Spirit bid approved by shareholders

13-Jan-2015 - Greene King shareholders have approved the company’s bid to take over Spirit Pub Company.

Banwell House on the acquisition trail

13-Jan-2015 - Banwell House, the group led by former Greene King regional manager Toby Brett, is on the acquisition trail to add two or three freehold or free-of-tie pubs to its estate...

Timothy Taylor's MD completes handover

09-Jan-2015 - Charles Dent, who for the past 22 years has been at the helm of Timothy Taylor’s brewery, has officially stepped down as managing director to become non-executive chairman of the...

Brewdog eyes US launch and global presence

09-Jan-2015 - Scottish brewer and bar operator BrewDog has set its sights on ramping up its international presence over the next 12 months, including opening its first location in the US.

MD Robin Couling leaves Bath Ales

07-Jan-2015 - Robin Couling, managing director of Bath Ales, has left the company, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report has learnt.

C&C Group confirms withdrawal from Spirit bidding

06-Jan-2015 - C&C Group, the Irish producer of Magners, has officially ruled out a bid for Spirit Pub Company, leaving the way clear for Greene King to proceed with its £773.6m acquisition...

Two new pubs for Shepherd Neame

06-Jan-2015 - Shepherd Neame has acquired two well-known pubs in Surrey and Berkshire.

Liberation Group acquires Butcombe Brewery

06-Jan-2015 - Liberation Group, the Channel Islands-based brewer and pub operator, has secured a foothold on the mainland with the acquisition of Butcombe Brewery, the Somerset-based brewer and pub operator.

Charles Wells' sales and profits rise

05-Jan-2015 - Charles Wells, the Bedford-based brewer and pub operator, has announced EBITDA up 6% for the financial year to 27 September 2014.

Nick Collins becomes Loungers MD

05-Jan-2015 - Loungers, the Bristol-based all-day café/bar operator, has appointed chief operating officer Nick Collins as its new managing director, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report has learnt....

TCG to refurb flagship Tattershall Castle

05-Jan-2015 - Managed pub operator TCG has outlined a £1.7m capex programme to revamp two of its venues.