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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....

Hopeful of growth: Jaega Wise from Wild Card Brewery forecasts a rise in IPA and craft lager sales

Drink Tank

Wise views on IPAs and craft lagers

By Emily Hawkins

The popularity of IPA and lager is not set to fade anytime soon, according to Wild Card Brewery head brewer Jaega Wise.

A helping hand: kits are being prepared to help rough sleepers stay warm this winter

Hospitality volunteers donate £37k to homeless

By Alice Leader

Volunteers across the hospitality sector have offered a helping hand to support Only A Pavement Away (OAPA) charity distribute ‘Winter Warmth’ kits to rough sleepers across the UK.

New ground: Wadworth plans for a brewery

Wadworth signals intention to build new brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

Family brewer and pub operator Wadworth has voiced its intentions to construct a new brewery, with the aim of building on and protecting its 144-year history.

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