All news articles for December 2019

On the front: the outside of the pub has been developed to include a large seating area

My Pub: Brooksteed Alehouse, Worthing, West Sussex

By Gary Lloyd

Brooksteed Alehouse micropub may look an unassuming venue but, as licensee Aaron Burns explains, its offer – especially when it comes to beer – is a big hitter on the south coast

Otley row: pub campaigners have reissued concerns with a pub company’s plans for an historic pub (image: Dr Neil Clifton, Geograph)

‘Too many Star pubs in Otley’

By Emily Hawkins

A pub giant owns too many sites in one Yorkshire town and should sell some pubs to local operators, according to an historic pub campaign group.

Highly unusual: the Portman Group said it was rare for a second ruling to be made about a product but it was necessary

Tiny Rebel can complaint upheld again

By Emily Hawkins

A second complaint about Tiny Rebel’s branding has been upheld by the Portman Group for appealing to children, with the brewery describing the decision as “not based on facts”.

Looking forward: NewRiver aims to convert more leased and tenanted pubs to operator managed

NewRiver buys Bravo Inns for £17.9m

By Alice Leader

Hawthorn Leisure has ramped up its managed estate after its owner – NewRiver – acquired community pub company Bravo Inns Limited for £17.9m, which represents an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation) multiple of 6.8x....

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