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Wadworth targets 65 managed sites after £6.5m investment

Wadworth is looking to take its managed estate to 65 sites in the years ahead, The Morning Advertiser (MA) understands.

Managed goals: Welham has said the pubco is targeting 65 managed sites

Zero Marston’s licensees have taken up MRO since pubs code started

19-May-2017 - No licensees in Marston’s sites have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option and gone free of tie since the pubs code took effect in July 2016.

Council reverses ACV decision for pub Co-op wants to demolish

18-May-2017 - A Sheffield pub that the Co-op wanted to demolish has been granted asset of community value (ACV) status.

Coaching Inn Group on track for substantial site growth by 2019

16-May-2017 - The finance director for Coaching Inn Group has said that the company is on track to fulfil its target of running 20-25 sites by mid-2019.

Former Mothership creative director takes on Brighton pub

16-May-2017 - Heather Pistor, former-creative director of bar and events company Mothership Group, has taken on a central Brighton pub called the West Hill Tavern.

‘Less attractive’ tied leases slow leasehold demand

15-May-2017 - Demand for leaseholds has slowed significantly in the past three years, according to a survey from the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property (AVLP).

Three Cheers takes on eighth site and plans £2m refit

12-May-2017 - Three Cheers Pub Company has announced that it has grown its portfolio by acquiring the Bedford in Balham, south London, taking its total number of sites up to eight.

London pub successfully avoids ‘turgid’ MRO process

11-May-2017 - A central London pub has gone free of tie without invoking the “turgid” market-rent-only (MRO) option available through the pubs code.

Six biggest tenanted pubcos to honour new planning laws early

04-May-2017 - The six biggest pubcos have agreed to honour new planning legislation ahead of it coming into force in July.

London’s 'first community pub' in the black

03-May-2017 - A site believed to be the first community pub in London, the Ivy House in Nunhead, is turning a profit for the first time since it came under community ownership.

National Trust reveals it owns more pubs than BrewDog

02-May-2017 - The National Trust has revealed that it owns 39 pubs in the UK, meaning it owns more pubs than New World Trading Company, BrewDog and Be At One.

Lords accept amendments to Neighbourhood Planning Bill

26-Apr-2017 - Pub campaigners cheered yesterday as the House of Lords backed amendments to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, meaning it will now receive Royal Assent and become law.

NWTC to grow southern portfolio as Reading Botanist confirmed

26-Apr-2017 - The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has confirmed that its Reading site will open on 29 May, as company chief executive Chris Hill says he plans to announce more south-east...

Best of the pubs on the market

26-Apr-2017 - From the south east to the north west, here is our monthly roundup of the best pubs currently up for sale.

Lewisham Council to review pub planning laws

25-Apr-2017 - Lewisham could become the third London borough to introduce an Article 4 direction – adding an extra layer of protection to pubs – after it agreed to review planning laws for the borough....

MPs ‘hope’ to pass Neighbourhood Planning Bill ahead of election

25-Apr-2017 - Pubs minister Andrew Percy has told parliament that the Government hopes to get the Neighbourhood Planning Bill (NPB) through before the assembly is dissolved ahead of the snap general election...

Deprived areas see greatest pub losses, finds study

21-Apr-2017 - The most socially deprived areas have seen the greatest loss of pubs in recent years, while supermarkets have flourished, a University of Sheffield study has found.

Highways England will not compensate pub ‘closed by roadworks’

21-Apr-2017 - Highways England said it is under no obligation to compensate a pub in Cornwall "forced to close" by roadworks disruption.

Carrwood Catering closes Kelsall site

20-Apr-2017 - Carrwood Catering has closed the doors at its Lord Binning pub in Kelsall, Cheshire, after six years running the site.

Legal advice: Six things to think about when adding to your outdoor offer

19-Apr-2017 - With British Summertime under way and the days getting longer, hopefully, we should be in for some better weather and you may be considering using any external areas to take full...

Campaigners launch crowdfunding scheme to buy heritage pub

19-Apr-2017 - A community group has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) heritage pub in Leeds.

Greene King opens 14 new Farmhouse Inns

13-Apr-2017 - Greene King has opened 14 new Farmhouse Inns sites over the last 12 months and has recruited 1,000 staff to fuel the expansion. 

March's done deals

06-Apr-2017 - A first-time buyer securing a recently refurbished site and a two-acre pub near Bosworth Battlefield are a part of our monthly roundup of the biggest and best pub sales.

Introduce agent-of-change principle to ‘balance’ Licensing Act, say Lords

06-Apr-2017 - Proposals to change the Licensing Act have called for the inclusion of an agent-of-change principle to make licensing laws fairer for businesses and residents.

CAMRA fights to reopen last pub in Norwich suburb

03-Apr-2017 - Plans to turn a closed suburban Norwich pub into flats have faced strong opposition from the Norwich & Norfolk branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).