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Ratings rise: HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King

Pubcos' ratings upgraded by HSBC

HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King despite a mixed performance because of wet weather conditions earlier this year.

Farewell: Chalk Farm's iconic Lock Tavern is set to change hands at the end of this month. (Image: Ewan Munro, Flickr)

Iconic Camden music venue changes hands

Famous Camden venue the Lock Tavern is set to change hands at the end of this month, with new owners pledging that the pub will continue its showcasing of live music.

Whatever floats your Longboat: set sail for the Longboat Inn near Penzance Harbour in Cornwall

My Pub: the Longboat Inn, Penzance, Cornwall

Once a temperance hotel, this welcoming family pub near Penzance harbour was given a new lease of life by licensees Martyn and Lynda Cripps and is now particularly proud of its ales

God save the Queen: drag shows are hot right now for business, so putting on some glam and glitz could provide a sweet cash source

Should your pub host a drag show?

Drag queens are in vogue, seriously in vogue if the excitement around RuPaul’s Drag Race is anything to go by. Here’s how pubs are already wowing customers with nights that shine bright enough to rival the crown jewels

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