The latest news from the pub industry's top companies, as well as deals, results and appointments from the City.
02-Sep-2014 - Brakspear, the brewer and pub operator, has added to its fledgling managed estate by bringing the Chequers in Marlow across from its tenanted and leased operation.
29-Aug-2014 - A new online ordering platform is set to be rolled out across Enterprise Inns’ 5,500-strong pub estate from 1 September, following successful trials and positive feedback from licensees.
29-Aug-2014 - The 50-strong pub restaurant business operated by The Restaurant Group delivered an “outstanding performance” in the 26 weeks to 29 June, with “significant increases” in both revenue and profit.
27-Aug-2014 - Sports Bar & Grill is to launch its fifth site with an opening in London’s West End next month.
26-Aug-2014 - Managed pub operator Foundation Inns is set to launch its first branded site Craft & Grill in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
22-Aug-2014 - Camerons Brewery, the Hartlepool-based brewer and pub operator, has announced plans to refurbish almost one third of its estate and has reopened eight closed sites from its disposal list, M&C Report has learnt.
21-Aug-2014 - Leisure group Whitbread has launched a new pub brand called Whitbread Inns.
21-Aug-2014 - Novus Leisure, the London-based premium operator, is looking for a new chairman, after Graham Turner stepped down from the role he took up last October.
21-Aug-2014 - T Davies & Sons, the parent company of Henley-based Brakspear, has reported a year of “positive change”, in which it saw pre-tax profits climb 26.2% to £3.5m.
20-Aug-2014 - 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.
19-Aug-2014 - Intertain, which is exploring new funding opportunities and has already received interest, believes it could grow its 27-strong Walkabout brand to 50 sites.
18-Aug-2014 - Punch Taverns has announced the launch of its restructure, which had been delayed from last Monday , saying that its new structure is set to be in place from 8 October subject to approval from creditors.
15-Aug-2014 - JD Wetherspoon has scored the maximum five star rating in the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for 747 of the 816 Wetherspoon pubs listed on the FSA website.
15-Aug-2014 - Pub operator London Village Inns has taken its sixth pub The Westbury in Wood Green, on a lease from Punch Taverns to bring its portfolio to six.
14-Aug-2014 - BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has secured its fifth London site in Islington, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser has learnt.
13-Aug-2014 - Redcomb Pubs and Broken Foot Inns have completed their merger, creating a 12-strong group forecast to generate annual sales in excess of £12m.
11-Aug-2014 - Punch Taverns has delayed the launch of its £2.3bn restructuring to allow time for further talks.
08-Aug-2014 - Adnams will focus on brewing and distilling rather than its pub estate as its reasons for owning pubs “are diminishing”, chairman Jonathan Adnams has told the PMA’s sister title M&C Report.
08-Aug-2014 - Charles Wells has announced that it is to bring its major operating divisions back under its main parent company identity, which will see an updated look and operating processes for the firm.
07-Aug-2014 - Sheffield-based pub group Reet Ale Pubs has completed the takeover of Blue Bee Brewery.
07-Aug-2014 - Luminar has announced a £3.3m refurbishment programme for the summer and confirmed opening dates for two new nightclubs in Wales.
07-Aug-2014 - Enterprise Inns saw like-for-like net income growth accelerate to 2.1% in the three months to 2 August, helped by the World Cup and the company’s “on-going operational initiatives”.
06-Aug-2014 - Sun Capital Partners is exploring its options for Chicago Leisure following expressions of interest in the bar and nightclub operator that it backs.
06-Aug-2014 - Be At One, the Piper-backed cocktail bar chain, is confident that it can eventually grow its estate to 120 sites in the UK, after reporting a 9% increase in like-for-like sales for the year to 30 March 2014, according to the PMA’s sister title, M&C Report.
05-Aug-2014 - Scottish pub and bar operator Maclay Group is looking to add a craft beer offer across its 26-strong estate as the company reports a pre-tax loss of £169,895 in the 16 months to 1 February 2014.
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