All news articles for November 2019

Making waves: Hawthorn Leisure is ready to invest a further £3m in its pub portfolio, according to CEO Mark Davies (left) and CFO Matthew Ward

Hawthorn Leisure plans £3m investment in pub estate

By Stuart Stone

NewRiver REIT’s pub arm, Hawthorn Leisure, is poised to ramp up investment in its pub portfolio to the tune of “at least £3m” in the next six to 12 months, according to CEO Mark Davies.

‘Highly active’ half year: NewRiver revealed that £1.4m spent on its pub estate had yielded a 24% return on investment

NewRiver income from pubs rises by 27%

By Stuart Stone

Hawthorn Leisure, the community pub operating arm of NewRiver REIT, has revealed a 5.5% increase in like-for-like income per pub in its latest half-year results.

Fruitful freshers: university areas see a rise in pub and bar numbers

Can university areas boost licensed premises?

By Alice Leader

New university students are nearing the end of their first term so, expectedly, many would have scoped out the best pubs and bars to establish their ‘go-to’ venue by now.

Festive spirit: operators are more likely to be able to turn people on to a different tipple at this time of year

What are 2019's biggest party drink trends?

By Emily Hawkins

Now is the ideal time to offer your customers a different drink to their usual because research shows people are more willing to experiment at this time of year.

Free-from: red tape governing labelling all ingredients sounds like a threat to business – but could it be an opportunity for pubs?

How will Natasha's Law affect food menus in pubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

New laws that require all ingredients to be labelled on food are likely to be a minefield for operators but if you and your staff stay aware of allergens and intolerances, you could be looking at a bumper bottom line.

Wilty pleasure: an in depth look at why Wiltshire may be the place for you

Regional Report

Why is Wiltshire a unique place to own a pub?

By Michelle Perrett

Even though its neighbours accept the plaudits when it comes to the West country, Wiltshire offers more than just beauty throughout its constituencies

All about the 'Gram: how to make your drink a social media star

In association with Diageo

How to make a drink Instagrammable

By Nicholas Robinson

The phrase ‘people are drinking less, but better’ is well-used, but gives the pub and bar trade something they can really use to their advantage.

Mild concerns allayed: Greene King confirmed its XX Mild ale has not been removed from its permanent brewing portfolio

GK says popular ale has not been dropped

By Emily Hawkins

Brewer and operator Greene King (GK) has confirmed that a popular beer has not been ditched from its brewing rotation despite its sale to an international property firm.

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