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£10k raised for emergency staff ‘to have a drink’ after terror attack

More than £10,000 has been raised for emergency service staff to “have a drink” following one of their “most exhausting and difficult shifts” after the terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday (22 May).

Phenomenal figure: the original target of £1,000 for emergency staff has been surpassed

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.

Former security head warns pubs to boost vigilance after Manchester terror attack

23-May-2017 - The former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office Chris Phillips has warned pubs and bars to increase their security following the devastating bombing at the Manchester Arena last...

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.

Cost warnings from Revolution Bars prompt fall in share price

22-May-2017 - The share price for Revolution Bars fell sharply after leaders at the company highlighted concerns about increasing labour and property costs, it has been reported.

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.

Airport pubs to be converted into 'ale and coffee houses'

19-May-2017 - Casual Dining Group (CDG) – operator of Bella Italia, Café Rouge – has moved into pub operations after winning a competitive tender process to run two Heathrow airport pubs, which it plans to turn...

NewRiver opens 11th pub with Co-op store

19-May-2017 - The Reindeer pub in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has reopened after a £240,000 facelift – alongside a new £500,000 Co-op convenience store in its car park.

Be At One converts Bournemouth nightclub into site 33

18-May-2017 - Specialist cocktail bar group Be At One has secured a leasehold agreement for a new site in Bournemouth, meaning the group now has 33 sites in its portfolio.

Will licensee optimism continue to rise?

17-May-2017 - In the Pub Market Report conducted by MCA Insight and the MA last year, the key finding was that licensees were increasingly positive about trading.

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.

Ei Group sees first-half revenue up 1.6%

16-May-2017 - Ei Group, formerly Enterprise Inns, has reported a 1.6% increase in like-for-like net income across its tenanted and leased estate for the six months ending 31 March 2017.

Former Mothership creative director takes on Brighton pub

16-May-2017 - Heather Pistor, former-creative director of bar and events company Mothership Group, has taken on a central Brighton pub called the West Hill Tavern.

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).

Mitchells and Butlers introduces frictionless payment with Flypay

12-May-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is rolling out frictionless payments across its estate to allow people to pay at their table and run a bar tab using apps and Flypay technology....

Support for campaign offering free pints for voter registration ‘snowballs’

12-May-2017 - A Bristol-based scheme to offer free pints to people who register to vote ahead of the general election on 8 June has gained support from pubs across the UK with...

Star invests £3m to boost pub garden trade at 99 sites

11-May-2017 - Star Pubs & Bars says it will invest up to £3m in gardens at almost 100 of its sites during 2017.

London pub successfully avoids ‘turgid’ MRO process

11-May-2017 - A central London pub has gone free of tie without invoking the “turgid” market-rent-only (MRO) option available through the pubs code.

BBPA restates stance on business rates after pubco’s criticism

10-May-2017 - The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has reiterated its demand for radical business rates reform after Tim Bird, owner-operator of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, criticised trade bodies for...

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.  

My Pub: The Doctor's Orders, Sheffield

09-May-2017 - Licensee Matt Steer has been in the pub business long enough to know what it takes to succeed. And in Sheffield, labelled ‘the real ale capital of the world’, the...

My Pub: The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston

09-May-2017 - Julie and Patrick Beaume’s Lancashire pub the Cartford Inn was named Best Inn at 2016’s Great British Pub Awards, ahead of celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The couple discuss...

Michel Roux Jr to oversee food for new tavern at luxury hotel

09-May-2017 - The Langham, in London’s Regent Street, will open the Wigmore tavern this summer with drinks from the team behind its award winning Artesian bar, and food by former BBC MasterChef: The...