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Carrwood Catering closes Kelsall site

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

Time at the bar: the Lord Binning was New Moon's first site when it opened in 2011

Cirrus Inns receives almost £12m backing from Metro Bank

20-Apr-2017 - Cirrus Inns has received £11.67m in funding from Metro Bank meaning the multi-site operator can acquire more venues.

Suck it up: Oakman Inns set to permanently ban straws

20-Apr-2017 - Oakman Inns is launching its own permanent “ban the straw” campaign on Earth Day (22 April) declaring “straws suck”.

Brakspear chief pulls pints for Sue Ryder charity

19-Apr-2017 - Going back to his bartending roots, Brakspear’s chief executive pulled pints to help the company raise £51,000 for a chosen charity.

MA500 Member Profile: Andrew Stones on why Liverpool is a good bet

12-Apr-2017 - After its inception in 1998, Be At One now has more than 30 bars across the country. After opening its Liverpool site just six months ago, operations director Andrew Stones...

Music in pubs: playing to win

12-Apr-2017 - Music maestro Ethan Allen will be giving delegates the benefits of his expertise in helping pubs tap into live music at the next MA500 meeting on 18 May in Liverpool....

Laine Pub Company buys New Pub Company in deal worth almost £4m

10-Apr-2017 - Laine Pub Company, the Brighton and London-based group, has acquired the New Pub Company from founder Peter Linacre in a deal thought to be worth just under £4m, The Morning Advertiser's sister...

ACI raises more than £20,000 for local charities

10-Apr-2017 - Anglian Country Inns (ACI) has accomplished a year-long goal after deciding to “do something special” during its 20th birthday year - raise £20,000 for local charities across its seven outlets...

Seafood Pub Company to open second Yorkshire site

03-Apr-2017 - Award-winning Seafood Pub Company has announced it is to open a second Yorkshire site as part of its expansion plans.

Brexit: employers concerned as future of EU workers remains unclear

29-Mar-2017 - Article 50 will be triggered today and the official countdown to Britain leaving the EU will begin in earnest, but the detail that is worrying most who work in the pub trade is...


'We must do everything to get people back into our pubs', says Cornerstone Inns managing director

20-Mar-2017 - Damon Horrill, managing director, Cornerstone Inns has said "we must do everything to get people back into our pubs".

How the record-breaking New World Trading Company was built

17-Mar-2017 - New World Trading Company (NWTC) swept the board at this year’s Publican Awards, winning an unprecedented six awards. But how did the pub company get so far in such a...

BrewDog admits talks to sell almost a third of business

16-Mar-2017 - Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has admitted it is considering the timescale for a potential initial public offering (IPO) and has been in discussion with investors about selling almost...

Be At One talks multiple city sites as it opens second Leeds pub

16-Mar-2017 - Cocktail bar operator Be At One has acquired a second site in Leeds increasing its total number of sites to 32.

Future looks bright as pub closures slow

10-Mar-2017 - For so long in the industry we have been told pubs are closing at an alarming rate. Yes, closures are continuing but the rate is slowing and multiple operators are...


Look to Dubai for inspiration says brand expert

28-Feb-2017 - Operators need to look further afield than the UK, creative expert and founder of Keane Brands Aidan Keane told delegates at The Morning Advertiser’s MA500 event in Birmingham earlier this...

Seafood Pub Company acquires first Yorkshire site

28-Feb-2017 - Award-winning group Seafood Pub Company has announced the purchase of its first site in Yorkshire.

Dark Star to open fifth site

28-Feb-2017 - Brewer and pub operator Dark Star Brewing Co will open its fifth site in Crawley, West Sussex.

New pub entries on Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies list

27-Feb-2017 - Pub employers have made a strong showing in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For 2017 list, with several new entries from the industry.

NWTC plans to roll out six sites a year

17-Feb-2017 - New World Trading Company (NWTC) boss Chris Hill told The Morning Advertiser he wants to open six new sites a year.


Pub food can survive the Brexit storm

17-Feb-2017 - Food-led pubs are in the best position to weather the storm of Brexit-induced price rises and reduced consumer confidence caused by political instability.


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...

'Much to be proud of' in Birmingham pub property market

14-Feb-2017 - Ahead of the MA500 arriving in Birmingham this Thursday (16 February), the managing director of Davey Co, Paul Davey, takes a look at the pub property market in the city.

MA500 thrilling study tour unveiled

03-Feb-2017 - The MA500 is coming to Birmingham and has arranged a fantastic study tour of some of the city centre’s most interesting and exciting venues to follow the day’s riveting line-up....

NWTC boss “aware of risks of expansion” following £23m NatWest backing

02-Feb-2017 - New World Trading Company (NWTC) chief executive Chris Hill has said he is aware of the risks of expansion after announcing NatWest are investing £23m into the pub group.