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Government supports amendment that protects pubs from change of use

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the Government will support an amendment that will make it harder for big chains and developers to buy out individual pubs.

Ruling moves closer: pub redevelopment 'loophole' set to close

UKIP MEP furious over plans to demolish listed Dudley pub

24-Mar-2017 - UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge has accused developers NewRiver of “dirty tricks” after it lodged plans to demolish a Dudley pub.

Best of the pubs on the market

23-Mar-2017 - From Sussex to Somerset, here's our monthly roundup of the best pubs available.

MP shines spotlight on pub development laws

23-Mar-2017 - Simon Danczuk MP has asked a Government minister to clarify the effect permitted development rights have had on pub closures.

Pub success: Stepping up a gear

22-Mar-2017 - You’ve realised the dream and have the keys to your own pub. Now that you have your foot in the door, it’s time to think about how you can make...

Be At One talks multiple city sites as it opens second Leeds pub

16-Mar-2017 - Cocktail bar operator Be At One has acquired a second site in Leeds increasing its total number of sites to 32.

Calls for Newby to quit mount in protest outside PCA office

15-Mar-2017 - A group of tied-tenants renewed calls for the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to step down during a protest right outside the PCA’s head office in Birmingham on Wednesday.


Almost a third of pubs in England ‘exempt from rates payments’ from April

14-Mar-2017 - Almost 30% of pubs in England won’t pay any business rates over the next five years, starting from April 2017 when new property valuations come into force, according to figures...

Regional focus on... The Home Counties

13-Mar-2017 - The Home Counties offer a similar appeal to operators as London, but also offer something that little bit different to the capital. Here's a selection of the best pubs available...

All Southwark pubs given ‘extra layer of protection’ by council

10-Mar-2017 - Southwark Council has added an 'extra layer of protection' for 188 pub sites across the borough by altering a planning condition that had allowed developers to change the use of...

Pub success: Starting out

09-Mar-2017 - Owning a pub is the aspirational dream for a significant minority of people who regularly soak up the atmosphere in a pub. But just what do you need to know...

February's done deals

06-Mar-2017 - A pub under threat has been bought by a seller that plans to "run it as a pub". That plus more in our monthly roundup of the biggest and best...

Liberation Group buys two pubs from British Country Inns

02-Mar-2017 - Liberation Group, the Caledonia Investments-backed company, has acquired two freehold pubs from British Country Inns 2 PLC - the Lime Kiln Inn, Knole, Somerset and Beambridge, Samford Arundell for an...

BBPA and CAMRA divided over planning law amendment

01-Mar-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) have weighed in over potential changes to permitted development rights for pubs.

Bravo Inns takes estate up to 40 sites

28-Feb-2017 - Bravo Inns has taken on two town centre pubs, bringing its total number of sites up to 40.

Best of the pubs on the market

21-Feb-2017 - The only thatched pub in Northumberland and a striking 16th century inn in Wales are amongst our monthly roundup of the best pubs available.

Faucet Inn shelves plan to buy iconic gay pub

20-Feb-2017 - Faucet Inn has pulled out of talks to takeover iconic Lambeth pub the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – a move that has been welcomed by campaigners.


Pubs with rooms are 'not like Fawlty Towers now'

16-Feb-2017 - Visitor numbers across Britain are expected to rise further as the weaker pound makes it more attractive to foreigners and Brits alike, according to Dominic Worrall, owner of the Bull...

Campaigners' new plan to save ‘vital’ gay pub

14-Feb-2017 - Campaign group The Black Cap Foundation will issue a revised business plan to reopen the iconic gay pub the Black Cap in Camden.

Stonegate takes on more JDW pubs

10-Feb-2017 - Ever-expanding pub company Stonegate has bought two more JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pubs, meaning that it has now acquired a dozen  JDW sites in the past four months.

Are ACVs an asset to the pub trade?

06-Feb-2017 - With the law around assets of community value set to be reviewed. Here’s what the industry needs to do to make the legislation of real value to pubs.

Stonegate acquires trio of London pubs

03-Feb-2017 - Stonegate has increased its portfolio to 693 sites after exchanging contracts to take on three London venues from Faucet Inn.

Top gastropub the Falcon Inn on the market for £1.4m

03-Feb-2017 - Historic gastropub the Falcon Inn in Fotheringhay, Peterborough, is on the market with Christie & Co for £1.4m.

UK’s oldest gay pub saved by mixed use classification

02-Feb-2017 - Iconic gay pub the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been granted a mixed use (sui generis) classification, protecting it against development.

Regional focus on... Birmingham

01-Feb-2017 - In our latest look at the pub property market across the country, we cast our eyes on the best pubs available in Birmingham.