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Limited MRO take up across major pubcos

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.

Low pick-up: only a handful of licensees have taken the MRO option

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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‘Hub for the community’: Locals take on village pub

16-Dec-2016 - A Warwickshire pub has been taken over by the local community, Enterprise Inns has confirmed. 

Pub demolition

Co-op clashes with locals in battle to demolish pub

18-Nov-2016 - Sheffield residents outraged at Co-op’s plans to replace a pub with a retail unit have applied to list the site as an asset of community value (ACV)

Pubs code

94 Enterprise licensees request MRO quote

15-Nov-2016 - Almost a third of Enterprise licensees that have had an MRO trigger since the legislation came into force have requested a quote for the market rent-only option.


Enterprise Inns’ partnership with Pieminister hailed a success

09-Nov-2016 - Enterprise Inns’ has hailed its partnership with award-winning British pie company Pieminister as a success.


Gallery: Pub openings October 2016

01-Nov-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at new openings and renovations in October.


Enterprise and Booker launch menu-building tool

26-Oct-2016 - A new menu-building tool has been introduced by Booker Wholesale and Enterprise to enable licensees to improve their food offer.


Enterprise: Swansea landmark gets £270k refurb

20-Oct-2016 - Swansea’s landmark Adelphi Hotel is to reopen ahead of the festive season after undergoing a £270,000 refurbishment.


Redcar publican crowned community hero of 2016

19-Oct-2016 - Publicans Russell and Sarah Clark of the Cleveland Bay in Redcar, North Yorkshire, have been named the national winners of the Enterprise Inns Community Hero Awards.