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

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

Strong market: the vast majority of pubs sold in 2016 remained as pubs

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...


Liquidation loses Yorkshire pub group 18 sites

05-Jan-2017 - A raft of pubs in Leeds, Bradford and Keighley have been lost by a Yorkshire pub group that went into liquidation


Pub to be converted into flats to help tackle ‘chronic shortage’ of affordable housing

05-Jan-2017 - A pub in in South Oxhey, near Watford, Hertfordshire, risks being demolished and transformed into new flats, if a planning application is approved. 


Pubs being sold for alternative use on the decline

05-Jan-2017 - The percentage of pubs that are sold for non-pub use decreased by 25% in 2016, according to the annual Fleurets survey of pub prices.


December's done deals

04-Jan-2017 - An additional pub for the JW Lees estate and an iconic community pub are among the biggest and best pub deals in December.


‘We couldn’t see another pub go to waste’: Brighton brewery to save 200-year-old pub

03-Jan-2017 - A Brighton brewery has announced today (Tuesday 3 January) plans to save a 200-year-old pub from closing.  

2017 predictions

2017 predictions: Fleurets forecasts one more pubco exit from tied lease model

21-Dec-2016 - Fleurets has predicted that at least one tenanted pub company will exit the tied lease operating model in 2017.


Best of the pubs on the market - December 2016

21-Dec-2016 - A Lake District site on Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, a pub with two AA rosettes plus more in our roundup of the best pubs on the market at the...


Mulholland accuses BBPA of misleading parliament

19-Dec-2016 - All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group chairman Greg Mulholland has made a stinging attack on the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) accusing it of misleading MPs in a vote...


Save the Pub Group fails to get change in planning law through Parliament

15-Dec-2016 - The Save The Pub Group's bid to scrap permitted development rights for pubs has failed to make it through Parliament.


‘Targeted by supermarkets’: Save the Pub Group could protect pubs under amended planning law

13-Dec-2016 - The Parliamentary Save the Pub Group has put forward an amendment to planning proposals that would give more protection to pubs. 


Campaigners celebrate as pub 'closed overnight' is granted ACV status

06-Dec-2016 - A Brighton pub that was closed and turned into a furniture shop has been listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) after campaigners mobilised to save it from potential...


How to save a pub - The story of the Duke of Marlborough

06-Dec-2016 - In December 2014, the last pub in the Suffolk village of Somersham closed its doors. Less than two years later, the pub has been bought by the local community and...


Buckinghamshire pub famous for Chinese presidential visit sold to Chinese investors

05-Dec-2016 - The pub David Cameron visited with China's president Xi Jinping has been sold to Chinese investors.

Rental survey

Free-of-tie rents in London increase 21% over five years

05-Dec-2016 - Fleurets annual rental survey has shown a 21% increase in rents for free-of-tie leases in London, with the average free-of-tie rent in the capital now costing £107,674.


November's done deals

02-Dec-2016 - A Southampton pub that has been closed for seven years is reopening plus more in our monthly roundup of the biggest and best pub deals.

Regional Focus

Regional focus on... the West Country

30-Nov-2016 - From Glastonbury to Gloucestershire, we take a look at the best licensed premises available in the west country.

Make some noise

Licensing inquiry: Late night sector calls for agent-of-change principle

30-Nov-2016 - Representatives of the late-night economy have called for the UK to have an agent-of-change principle in regards to planning around licensed premises.


MP calls for licensee protection from pubcos

29-Nov-2016 - Brighton Pavillion MP Caroline Lucas has waded in over the battle to save an iconic ‘alternative’ Brighton pub from potentially closing.