All news articles for November 2019

Property moves: which sites have been reopened, revamped or changed hands in the past week?

Property round-up: Admiral passes 1,000-pub mark

By Stuart Stone

A £45m deal for 137 sites from Marston’s has seen Admiral Taverns grow its pub estate past 1,000 venues, while there are new openings for ETM Group, Old Spot Pub Company, Stonegate and Ei Group.

A little help: Big Hug Brewing has partnered with a homelessness charity by brewing a new beer

Beer brewed to help homeless charity

By Emily Hawkins

The company behind a beer brewed to raise awareness for a homelessness charity has said the brew will “make a difference to someone”.

Rugby match-up: Martin St Quinton (left) with brewery owner Jared Brown

Rugby club owner invests in brewery

By Alice Leader

A rugby club owner has invested in Gloucester Brewery to help boost its brewing production to 800,000 pints a year by the end of 2020.

In the mix: Tales & Tender’s cocktail draught system is set to speed up cocktail making

Cocktail operator is van-tastic

By Alice Leader

Tales & Tender founder Nick Whitby claims his cocktail contraption “is like having a bartender with 15 arms, under the counter and behind the scenes”.

Hard stat: more than 10m people in the UK have a criminal record

Could hiring ex-offenders help tackle chef shortage?

By Nikkie Thatcher

How do you solve these problems: rehabilitating prisoners so they can rejoin society in a working capacity and an industry crying out for employees to fill huge staff shortages? Charity group Only A Pavement Away has the answers.

It all counts: how will the new legislation affect operators and staff?

Will reforms on gratuities tip the balance?

By Alice Leader

Tips have long been viewed as a top-up to a minimum wage, but the debate of who should actually receive the customer's gift – the operator or staff – has raged for a long time. New rules may, however, be about to change that.

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