After increasing its operator managed pub business from 10% to 20% of its estate in the last year through acquisitions and tenanted and leased conversions – Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies expects the managed march to continue in 2021.
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has said 12,600 - just 27% of pubs in Britain - had told them they intended to reopen yesterday (2 December) after England's second national lockdown was lifted.
In this week's episode of the Lock In podcast, Ed Bedington, Heath Ball and James Cuthbertson talk about preparing to come out of lockdown, their reaction to the latest government restrictions and find out live which tiers their pubs fall into. Tune...
In addition to acquisitions by The Inn Collection Group, Black Country Ales and Coastal & Country in the past week, there's news of interest in a 42 pub package and a celebrity chef entering the pub game.