All news articles for January 2019

Business based on businesses: General manager James Pears explains the success of Brewhouse & Kitchen's Islington site

What makes a Brewhouse & Kitchen tick?

By Emily Hawkins

In a city with many brewpubs and a customer base that is ever-changing, Brewhouse & Kitchen knows it has to go above and beyond. General manager James Pears explains what the Islington site does to catch punters’ attention

Ever expanding: the acquisitions of Be At One and Fever Bars are the latest in a series of marquee deals by Stonegate

Stonegate’s biggest deals: a timeline of the pubco

By Stuart Stone

Formed in 2010 by private equity firm TDR Capital to acquire 333 pubs from Mitchells & Butlers, Stonegate Pub Company has acquired 88 sites in the past six months – growing its portfolio to 772 sites nationwide.

Rising up: craft beer sales in the UK have been growing at about 90%

430 new UK craft breweries opened in 2017

By Nikkie Sutton

More than 400 craft breweries businesses were unveiled in the UK in the 12 months to 31 December 2017, as craft beer increased its market share in the on and off-trade, new research has revealed.

Boosting the sector: more pubs and schools are involved in Ei's Pub Pros scheme this year

Ei expands school leavers scheme

By Emily Hawkins

Ei Group has increased its training scheme to encourage school leavers into working in the pub sector.

Evaluating drinkers: Best Bar None is set to partner Manchester Airports Group

Take-off for airside Best Bar None scheme at airports

By Stuart Stone

Best Bar None has announced the rollout of an airside pilot scheme with Manchester Airports Group, encompassing Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, over the next few weeks.

Spring into life: using inflatables comes with safety implications

Make sure your checks don’t bounce

By Poppleston Allen

This may well seem a little premature, but we all know how quickly the warmer weather will come around, with Easter bank holiday weekend only a couple of months away – the outdoor events will start up again before you know it.

Pub preview: with the Six Nations just around the corner, we look ahead to this year's tournament with some of Britain and Ireland best sport pubs

The joy of Six

By Stuart Stone

It’s the envy of the southern hemisphere in sporting terms – the Six Nations rugby union tournament is here – and should help you sell plenty of beer and food, along with creating a cracking atmosphere

‘Political propaganda’: A group of JD Wetherspoon employees have called for materials advocating a no-deal Brexit to be withdrawn

JDW staff claim Brexit materials are ‘exploitative’

By Emily Hawkins

JD Wetherspoon employees have formed a group to protest the pubco chairman’s advocacy of a no-deal Brexit within his pubs, arguing “migrants don’t drive down wages; but wealthy, exploitative bosses like Tim Martin do”.

Push back: Fuller's will not renew the current lease on the famous Coach & Horses pub in Soho (image: Ewan Munro, Flickr)

Coach & Horses opposes 'vanilla managed makeover'

By Emily Hawkins

The licensee behind the famous Coach & Horses pub in Soho has pushed back against Fuller’s intentions to take over the lease, saying regulars “don’t want or need a vanilla managed makeover”.