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£420,000 investment for Alchemist sites

The Alchemist has said it will temporarily close two of its sites in June as part of a full refurbishment.

Copper-tinged: The operator is using the same designer as was used for its Birmingham site

Provenance Inns co-founder quits as director

25-May-2017 - There will be “no changes to current or future projects” from Provenance Inns, despite the co-founder resigning as managing director.

Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

25-May-2017 - The MA500 business club hit Liverpool this month (Thursday 18 May) and included top tips from operators inside and outside the trade before an evening of networking at some of...

Wadworth targets 65 managed sites after £6.5m investment

24-May-2017 - Wadworth is looking to take its managed estate to 65 sites in the years ahead, The Morning Advertiser (MA) understands.

First speakers confirmed for Managed Pub Conference

23-May-2017 - An icon of craft beer, a Generation Z expert and the CEO of Revolution Bars Group have all been announced as speakers at the upcoming Managed Pub Conference.

Turnover of largest pub groups continues to outpace inflation

23-May-2017 - The average turnover of the 50 biggest pub companies in the UK is continuing to outpace inflation.

Licensing authorities and publicans to job swap for National Licensing Week

23-May-2017 - National Licensing Week will take place in mid June and see job swaps across the industry, the Institute of Licensing has confirmed.

Redcomb to open pop-up site on ‘floating park’

22-May-2017 - A pop-up site from Redcomb Pubs will open at London’s ‘Floating Pocket Park’ on the Paddington Basin section of the Grand Union Canal this summer.

What the Millennials say about pubs

18-May-2017 - Drinks offers, atmosphere, ‘shareability’ and the entertainment available in the pub play a big part in where Millennials choose to spend time in the on-trade.

Pete Brown: craft beer will drive alcohol-free category

18-May-2017 - The alcohol-free beer category will become as attractive to drinkers as the regular alcohol categories soon, according to award-winning beer writer Pete Brown.

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.

Pubcos included on LSE list of firms with ‘high-growth potential’

15-May-2017 - Four pub operators have been included on the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1,000 Companies To Inspire Britain’, an annual celebration of the country’s most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

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.

MA500 Liverpool thrilling study tour announced

11-May-2017 - The next MA500 meeting is taking place next week (Thursday 18 May) in Liverpool and the study tour venues have now been revealed.

Red Mist opens eighth site after £500,000 refit

09-May-2017 - The latest site from Red Mist Leisure has opened its doors in Odiham, Hampshire, after a £500,000 refurbishment.  

Conservative pledges to cut migration are ‘too restrictive’, says JDW

09-May-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has expressed concern that Theresa May’s election promise to cut net migration into the UK to the tens of thousands is “too restrictive”.

Exciting line-up for Liverpool MA500 unveiled

08-May-2017 - A rundown of what to expect at the upcoming MA500 business club meeting on 18 May at the Camp and Furnace in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle has been announced.

Red Mist Leisure reveals breakfast offer at new site

08-May-2017 - Red Mist Leisure is launching a weekend breakfast offer at its newly opened 500-year-old Red Lion in Odiham, Hampshire. 

Growth in third party delivery for pubs ‘pulls spend from grocery sector’

05-May-2017 - Third party delivery is a growing opportunity for operators to add real growth to the business, delegates to the ALMR’s 25th anniversary Spring Conference were told.

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.

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...

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.

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.