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Marmalade Pubs announces first three sites

Marmalade Pubs, the joint venture between Ei Group and Marylebone Leisure, has announced its first three sites.

Incredibly vibrant: Marmalade Pubs has announced its first three sites

A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade

19-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban became a fact in England on 1 July 2007 with an unprecedented impact for pubs. But how has the trade changed in the past 10 years since...

Coventry pub receives £110,000 investment from Ei

19-Jun-2017 - Ei Publican Partnerships has invested more than £110,000 to “fully revitalise” a community pub on the outskirts of Coventry.

Publican breaks Guinness World Record for pool marathon

06-Jun-2017 - A publican from South Devon has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest ever pool marathon, clocking up more than 100 hours of continuous play in four days.

Low MRO numbers caused by 'complex and convoluted procedures'

05-Jun-2017 - Billed as a ‘new dawn’ for tenants last July, take-up for the market-rent-only (MRO) option has proved slow ever since. What has gone wrong with this critical tenet of the...

Ei Publican Partnerships launches training guides for pubs

05-Jun-2017 - Ei Publican Partnerships has launched a new series of guides designed to help new and existing publicans with training and best practice. 

PCA to examine claims pubcos ‘inhibit’ tenant access to MROs

02-Jun-2017 - The office of Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has approached industry bodies for evidence following concerns pubcos could be inhibiting tenant access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option.

Head chef to open Ei gastropub after £200,000 investment

02-Jun-2017 - An established head chef with 35 years’ experience has teamed up with Ei Publican Partnerships to open his first pub following a joint investment of £200,000.

Meagre MRO take up across major pubcos

26-May-2017 - Only eight licensees have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option across five of the six pubcos governed by the pubs code since it came into force in July 2016.

Ei ties deal with Three Cheers under managed partnership model

24-May-2017 - Ei Group, formerly Enterprise Inns, has announced that its next managed operator partnership will be with London-based gastropub company Three Cheers Pub Co.

Ei licensee sees trade ‘walk down the street’ to rival Ei site

23-May-2017 - An Ei pub in Plymouth has launched a stinging attack on the pubco claiming that it is paying £80 more for tied beers than an Ei site two minutes’ walk...

More than 30 pubs added to Craft Union Pub Company's estate

19-May-2017 - Craft Union Pub Company, part of Ei Managed Operations, has begun its “nationwide expansion” with the addition of 31 sites in the last three months, taking its current estate to 122 pubs.

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.

Ei sees significant drop in income from MRO pubs

17-May-2017 - Pubco Ei has estimated that it will see an 18% reduction in net income from each of the pubs that have taken the market-rent-only (MRO) option and gone free of tie.

Ei announces pub awareness fortnight

11-May-2017 - Ei Publican Partnerships has announced a ‘pub fortnight’ event to boost interest in pubs over the summer months.

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.

Ei licensee helps drive town’s rejuvenation

03-Mar-2017 - A Welsh licensee has helped secure thousands for investment in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, and has received high praise from the town's MP.

Trio of rates experts to advise Ei licensees

21-Feb-2017 - Ei Group plc, the pubco formally known as Enterprise Inns, has teamed up with business rates experts to offer its licensees no-win-no-fee rates advice.

Enterprise to expand portfolio of managed pubs

10-Feb-2017 - Enterprise Inns has announced plans to increase its managed sites to 250 by the end of September following positive like-for-like growth.

Gallery: pub openings January 2017

02-Feb-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the newest pub openings and refurbishments across the UK.

Top gastropub rises from the ashes after devastating fire

25-Jan-2017 - A pub that was voted the best gastropub in Britain by The Times has reopened after a devastating fire and the licensee has praised loyal locals for returning. 

“We can't really let this pub close”: West Sussex pub to be sold to local community

16-Jan-2017 - A West Sussex pub is to be sold to the local community after almost £300,000 was raised from 300 investors. 


Hippo Inns revealed as new owners of GBPA-winning London pub

09-Jan-2017 - Hippo Inns is to take on the Grafton, in Kentish Town, which was named Great British Pub of the Year in 2014.


December 2016 pub openings

03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

Lease agreements

Enterprise Inns' short-term lease strategy described as a 'suicide pact'

19-Dec-2016 - Enterprise Inns has admitted it is focusing on shorter term lease agreements and offering licensees shorter deals at lease renewal.

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