There’s more to greasing the wheels between pubs and brewers than paying bills on time. Here, we look at how a licensee can build a better relationship with local brewers and the difficulties faced if you are not free of tie.
The site of chef Jamie Oliver’s former flagship restaurant and social enterprise, Fifteen, is expected to reopen as a pub after closing in May while Admiral Taverns has announced the completion of its deal for 150 tenanted pubs from Heineken’s pub arm.
With abstinence to alcohol becoming more ‘mainstream’ among young adults and fuelling the growth of low-and-no alcohol products, some operators may be missing out on an opportunity in the low-calorie sector.
Adam Hulme took over the Kings Arms as general manager almost a year ago and has seen it through a million-pound transformation. Here, he tells Stonegate boss Simon Longbottom what makes the pub tick and where he’d like the pubco to invest in its future.