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Best of the pubs on the market

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.

Route clear for Heineken's Punch pubs takeover

01-Feb-2017 - Heineken is now the only remaining bidder for a portfolio of 1,900 Punch pubs after rival bidder Emerald Investment confirmed that it would not pursue its bid further.

January's done deals

01-Feb-2017 - A pub believed to be the oldest in Bath and an iconic London community site are among the best of January's pub property deals.

Licensee wins planning case against NewRiver Retail

27-Jan-2017 - A pub in Leek was celebrating after quashing its owners’ plans to build two residential houses in the car park. 

UKIP MEP slams NewRiver over pub demolition plans

25-Jan-2017 - The UKIP Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the West Midlands has blasted NewRiver Retail’s plans to demolish a Dudley pub to make way for a Co-operative supermarket. ...

The best-laid plans - what more can be done to protect pubs?

20-Jan-2017 - All too often pubs close down and are turned into houses and shops, so are beloved and valued community pubs being given enough protection by legislation? 

Further sites targeted by 16 Hospitality

20-Jan-2017 - 16 Hospitality has revealed it is on the hunt for more sites ahead of unveiling its fifth pub.

Best of the pubs on the market - January 2017

19-Jan-2017 - A pair of award-winning pubs in Derbyshire and a popular drive-to food pub feature in our monthly roundup of the best pubs on the market.

Lords to debate change in pub planning laws

19-Jan-2017 - The end of permitted development rights on pubs could be in sight after it was confirmed that the House of Lords would debate changing the regulations as part of the...


Five out of every six pubs sold in 2016 remained as pubs

13-Jan-2017 - Christie & Co has reported that 83% of pubs sold in 2016 remained as pubs – with only 6% being converted into houses.


BrewDog hits out at council over land price row

13-Jan-2017 - BrewDog has slammed Aberdeenshire Council after claims the price of land BrewDog had earmarked for development was more than “60 times fair market value”.

Bed tax

Local authorities urged not to consider bed tax

12-Jan-2017 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has urged local authorities to avoid new tax burdens on operators.


ACV granted in battle to save boozer from supermarket conversion

12-Jan-2017 - A Somerset pub bought by supermarket group Tout’s Budgens has been granted asset of community value (ACV) status after locals campaigned to save it. 

Historic Pubs

Historic England launches campaign to save post-war pubs

09-Jan-2017 - Historic England is to launch a new campaign to save pubs built post-1945, following the success of its inter-war pub campaign in 2015.


Pop sensation Robbie Williams' pub home for sale

05-Jan-2017 - Robbie Williams's former pub home is up for sale with a guide price of £150,000, but could be turned into flats if no buyers step forward.

2017 predictions

2017 predictions: Leading pub property agents forecast continued high demand

05-Jan-2017 - Despite business rates and Brexit uncertainty, the pub property market is buoyant with - if anything - too much demand for sites. Four leading licensed property experts give their insight...