'Recession hits pubco shares'

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The Bank of England's warning that Britain is on the verge of a recession has hit pub and leisure shares. Enterprise Inns tumbled 43¼ to 342¾p....

The Bank of England's warning that Britain is on the verge of a recession has hit pub and leisure shares. Enterprise Inns tumbled 43¼ to 342¾p. Shares at Whitbread, JD Wetherspoon, Punch Taverns, Greene King and Mitchells & Butlers have all fallen - The Telegraph

Iranian property tycoon, Robert Tchenguiz has bought back the leases on about 80 of the former Laurel pubs and bars he controversially put into administration in March. He placed Laurel and its 383 pubs and restaurants in administration earlier this year but immediately used a move known as a "pre-pack" to buy back 292 sites through new ventures Town & City Pub Company and Bay Restaurant Group - The Telegraph

It is the perfect excuse to enjoy a glass of red wine with your Sunday roast - scientists have shown that red wine cancels out some harmful substances produced by eating meat, making it the perfect accompaniment to a roast dinner - Daily Mail

InBev has reported largely flat second-quarter earnings in line with expectations, despite high commodity costs, and reiterated that it expects a better second-half. It was boosted by higher earnings from North and Latin America but offset by lower results from Europe and Asia - Reuters

InBev's acquisition of Anheuser-Busch's business is still on track to be completed by the end of the year, according to the world's largest brewer, as it warned of a period of "greater challenges" as expenses soar and demand in key markets dries up - Financial Times

Locals at a village pub in Norfolk are beating the credit crunch - by bartering home-grown produce for pints. The Pigs in Edgefield, near Holt, encourages drinkers to contribute to its traditional food menu in return for free alcohol. A sign placed inside the pub reads: "If you grow, breed, shoot or steal anything that may look at home on our menu, bring it in and let's do a deal." - BBC

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