All news articles for March 2019

Neat tweets: who said what and when?

Publican Awards

Did your #PublicanAwards tweet cut the mustard?

By Nicholas Robinson

The great and good of the pub and bar trade swarmed on Battersea Evolution this week to celebrate success within the industry, and here's what they had to say.

Pubs sale: JDW boss Tim Martin

JDW to put 16 pubs on the market

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has confirmed it is putting 16 pubs on the market through CBRE and Savills.

Peaks and troughs: independent and branded pubs continue battle for footfall

Managed pub traffic boost contrary to independent decline

By Nicholas Robinson

Independent pub operators have taken a further hit in the food footfall battle, as branded operations increased custom despite an overall market decline, potentially drawing further attention to pubcos strengthening their managed estates.

Success stories: five pub apprentices explain how they have got stuck into their careers

What is it like being a pub apprentice?

By Emily Hawkins

During National Apprenticeship Week last week (4-9 March), The Morning Advertiser spoke to apprentices in the pub business about their experiences of the industry and their highlights so far.

Portfolio addition: the King’s Arms in Dorchester was acquired by Stay Original in 2016

Stay Original pumps £5m into historic pub

By Nikkie Sutton

Multiple operator Stay Original has invested £5m into the refurbishment of a pub that is famed for its literary links to novelist Thomas Hardy.

Experienced operator: Victoria Hunt has runs pubs in Norfolk since 2007

Victoria Hunt: my life in the trade

By Victoria Hunt

Multiple operator Victoria Hunt runs two busy pubs in Norfolk – the Lodge Griddle & Grill in North Tuddenham and the Fox at Lyng. She reveals how she got to where she is today.

Beer focus: Manchester has more than 80 breweries in and around the city

Manchester MA500: a city united

By Nikkie Sutton

The next MA500 business club meeting will be taking place in Manchester this spring (Thursday 16 May).

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