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Ei Publican Partnerships to ‘drive footfall’ through live music

To help drive customer numbers in pubs through music and connect publicans with “top talent”, Ei Publican Partnerships has signed an exclusive agreement with live music specialists Live & Loud.

Live music offer: Ei Publican Partnerships ties deal with Live & Loud

Pub openings: March / April 2017

21-Apr-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at openings and refurbishments across March and April 2017.

CAMRA reacts to reports of pubs ‘banning swearing’

21-Apr-2017 - Pubs should be “encouraging good behaviour” in pubs rather than opting for complete bans on those who swear, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has said.

Drinkaware unveils scheme to help Shoreditch drinkers stay safe

21-Apr-2017 - Drinkaware has launched a scheme aimed at keeping young people safe while on a night out, in partnership with Shoreditch Pubwatch.

Night Czar backs iconic LGBTQ+ pub protest

20-Apr-2017 - London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé has voiced her support for reopening iconic LGBTQ+ pub, the Black Cap in Camden.

Red Oak Taverns spends six figure sum on historic Dartford pub

20-Apr-2017 - Red Oak Taverns, the Mark Grunnell-led pub operator, has completed a six figure refurbishment of an historic Dartford pub.

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.

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.

Concept rethink for Ascot Inns operator

19-Apr-2017 - The managing director of Ascot Inns has opened the first site under a new franchise.

Fire devastates Thwaites pub after £1m transformation

13-Apr-2017 - A Thwaites food pub and microbrewery in Hoghton, Lancashire, has been devastated by a fire that tore through the building just months after a £1m refurbishment.

Innis & Gunn launches largest Beer Kitchen

12-Apr-2017 - Scottish brewer and pub operator Innis & Gunn has launched its fourth and largest Beer Kitchen concept in Glasgow’s West End, with its own onsite microbrewery.

Stonegate launches low-calorie Prosecco

12-Apr-2017 - As the demand for diet and low-calorie drinks continues to rise, Stonegate has released a light Prosecco across its traditional pubs and Slug & Lettuce venues, and claims it is...

Heineken pumps £20m into Star Pubs & Bars estate

11-Apr-2017 - Heineken has announced that it will invest £20m in its Star Pubs & Bars estate during 2017 to keep up with changing consumer demands.

Big Interview

The man behind the cask: Marston’s MD on real ale

11-Apr-2017 - Controversy is following cask ale of late. Brewers, fans and critics have all condemned the rise of substandard pints in pubs, as well as the fact much of the trade...

Ei Managed Investments launches new partnership with PubLove

10-Apr-2017 - Pubco Ei Group has announced a new partnership with PubLove – owner of boutique hostels and historic pubs - to operate across five sites together.

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...

Living Ventures’ Alchemist bar refused a licence in 'saturation zone'

07-Apr-2017 - At a licensing meeting on 4 April, councillors refused an application by Living Ventures to bring its bar the Alchemist to Pelham Street, Nottingham.

Fifth site for Ashover Brewery

06-Apr-2017 - Ashover Brewery has taken on the lease at the Royal Oak, Old Tupton, Derbyshire, with a major refurbishment planned for the village pub.

Admiral Taverns’ ‘major restoration’ for burnt down Merseyside pub

05-Apr-2017 - One of the oldest pubs in Merseyside and the “crown jewels” of Admiral Taverns’ estate, the Scotch Piper, is reopening with the help of a £140,000 refurbishment after it was fire...

Top 50 Gastropubs

Why local is best for UK’s top gastropub

04-Apr-2017 - Chef-patron of North Yorkshire’s Star Inn Harome Andrew Pern does not use local “for local sake” in his venues, but because little else measures up to the produce available on...

MPs invited to join Community Pubs Month celebrations

03-Apr-2017 - All MPs have been invited to a community pub in north London as CAMRA’s Community Pubs Month kicks off.

Top 50 Gastropubs

New rooms and fourth site for Star Inn Harome

03-Apr-2017 - Top UK gastropub the Star Inn is set to expand its original site in Harome, North Yorkshire, while a fourth site in the local seaside town of Whitby will open...

Star Pubs & Bars join SIBA scheme to offer wider choice of cask ales

29-Mar-2017 - Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars is joining the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) Beerflex scheme, offering licensees a wider choice of local cask ales.