All news articles for July 2019

Bar call: BrewDog is appealing for franchise partners

BrewDog offers ‘franchise’ opportunities

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer brewer and pub operator is attempting to ramp up the number of its sites by offering franchise opportunities to businesses already in the market.

Pubco in growth: Barons Pub Company looking at running 15 sites within five to 10 years

Barons Pub Company eyes up to 15 sites

By Nicholas Robinson

Growing pubco Barons Pub Company has boosted its estate to 10 venues following a double acquisition having recently secured a £2.8m loan from HSBC.

Flight of fancy: The Pheasant has enjoyed a superb reinvigoration since being closed for nine years

In association with Long Live the Local

My Pub: the Pheasant at Neenton, Shropshire

By Gary Lloyd

When the only pub in Neenton closed back in 2006, there was very little left in the village but after a community benefit society took over, the pub has become a destination venue and something for locals to love too. Leading from the front at the Pheasant...

A little sweetener: consumers are drinking more coffee out of home

Drinking spend is up, but eating down

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits plan to spend more money on drinking out over the coming months, Deloitte’s Leisure Consumer Report for the third quarter of 2019 has claimed.

Retail site: the plans for new micropub will see the conversion of a lingerie store

Plans to turn Yarm lingerie shop into micropub

By Nicholas Robinson

A former retail site on Yarm High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, could be turned into a pub, a rare occurrence in the trade, which has seen vast declines over the years.

Rare opportunity: trust seeks live-in island pub managers

Island pub with 28 locals seeks managers

By Nicholas Robinson

The owner of a pub that serves just 28 locals on a remote island, 12 miles off the coast of north Devon, is seeking a couple to work and live at the venue.

Fail to plan: 10 tips to five-star hygiene

10 ways to fail a food hygiene inspection

By Nicholas Robinson

Attaining a five-star food hygiene rating not only instils trust in your diners, but it can also help operators with best practice in the kitchen.

Flower power: the Garratt Tavern received £100,000 for garden improvements

Star ploughs £7m into pub gardens

By Nicholas Robinson

Heineken-owned pubco Star Pubs & Bars has ring-fenced £6.73m to revamp the outside spaces of 230 pub gardens this year, as part of the pubco’s wider £50m investment plan.