All news articles for November 2021

Prospect Pubs & Bars: Dan Shotton and Mark Draper are adding to their portfolio of pubs

Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site

By Rebecca Weller

Prospect Pubs & Bars has announced it will open its fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham, Oxfordshire after major refurbishment and extension.

Company history: Fuller's has made a number of deals in its history

A look back at Fuller's mergers and acquisitions

By Nikkie Thatcher

Brewer and operator Fuller’s has a long history for its pub and brewing business and The Morning Advertiser has taken a deep dive into the company’s merger and acquisition deals.

Union pushback: Unite said masks should be mandatory in hospitality venues (Getty/ Juan Jose Napuri)

Unite calls for mandatory mask wearing in pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The union Unite has called for the culture secretary to ensure mandatory mask wearing at UK hospitality venues after masks became mandatory on public transport.

New concept: the Hive Pubs franchise model is the second format from Greene King Pub Partners

Greene King launches Hive Pubs franchise model

By Gary Lloyd

Greene King Pub Partners (GKPP) plans to make a real buzz about its new pub franchise concept – Hive Pubs – which it said is “a branded community pub model”.

Punch deal rumours remain unconfirmed

By Ed Bedington

Speculation over a potential deal for the purchase of Punch Pubs & Co continues to swirl with both parties refusing to comment.

Leading light: Camden Town's Hells Lager was the best performing craft beer (credit: Getty/ Instants)

The Drinks List

Camden Town Hells Lager tops chart consecutively

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The overall value of the UK on-trade’s eight best-selling craft beers plummeted by £26.3 in the past year, with 34,617 fewer hectolitres (HL), that’s 7m pints, sold.

Draught version on way: Heineken 0.0 outstripped its rivals in this category

The Drinks List

Heineken 0.0 retains top spot in no to low division

By Rebecca Weller

The no and low-alcohol category was another division that saw losses on this year’s The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List, though the top five selling brands in the group remained the same as last year.

Plenty to choose from: the cask ale category is always hard fought (credit: Getty/ Rouzes)

The Drinks List

Doom Bar leads cask ale sales in on-trade

By Gary Lloyd

There has been much discussion on how cask ale’s fortunes are potentially at a tipping point during the past few years and the closure of pubs has certainly been no help in that scenario.