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Christie & Co: A promising start to the year for the home counties pub market

Strong start to 2022 for home counties pub market

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The year has kicked off to a strong start for the country pub market across the home counties, with business property adviser Christie & Co’s hospitality team completing on six individual pub sales across the region during March alone.

Number crunching: nightclubs saw the biggest change in site numbers across the hospitality sector with a fall of 9.8% from March 2021 to March 2022 (image: Getty/ilbusca)

Pandemic cost licensed sector 9,200 venues

By Nikkie Thatcher

The number of licensed premises has fallen by more than 9,000 now compared to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, figures have revealed.

Positive property news: Seafood Pubco opens Hertfordshire venue after renovation

Seafood PubCo venue opens after £1.2m refurb

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Seafood PubCo (SPC) has opened a new southern flagship pub the Grand Junction Arms in Tring, Hertfordshire, after a £1.2m renovation, celebrating the year anniversary of its partnership with The Oakman Group.

Onwards and upwards: pubs are back on the expansion trail says Peter Hansen of Sapient Corporate Finance

MA Leaders Club

Further lockdowns unlikely because Government ‘cannot afford it’

By Gary Lloyd

The possibility of further lockdowns is over according to Peter Hansen of Sapient Corporate Finance because the Government “cannot afford it”, he said while speaking at the MA Leaders Club conference at Fabric nightclub, in London, on Thursday 24 February.

Information wanted: those wishing to submit evidence need to do so by Wednesday 17 February (image: Getty/akinbostanci)

APPBG calls for evidence in business rates inquiry

By Nikkie Thatcher

The All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) is conducting an inquiry into business rates and is calling for evidence and reform ideas from licensees, organisations and other interested parties.

Acquisition history: Christie & Co's report looked at some of the biggest deals in the sector from last year (image: Getty/ Adam Gault)

Pub sales volumes up more than 100%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Transaction volumes for the pub sector rose by 103% in 2021, a new report from business property adviser Christie & Co has revealed.

Positive outlook: Fleurets says there have been high levels of demands for pubs in all regions

Demand outstripped supply in pub property market last year

By Gary Lloyd

Strong demand for pubs rather than a flood of empty sites or failed businesses has been the most significant feature of the pub market in the past year, according to leisure property specialist Fleurets’ Survey of Pub Prices 2021 report.

Latest property moves: an unnamed venue in Leeds (bottom left), a former Thai restaurant in Edinburgh (right) and new owners at the Moorings in County Durham (top left)

Property round-up

First property moves of new year

By Gary Lloyd

The creators of celebrity hangout Dollhouse announce new venue in Leeds, Trust Inns takes on the Moorings and the former Krua Khun Mae Thai restaurant site is up for grabs.

Doors shut: the figures found the number of pubs being converted or demolished was broadly in line with the previous two years (image: Getty/Pratchaya)

37 pubs a month ‘vanished’ in 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than 400 pubs have disappeared from communities in England and Wales this year compared to a year earlier, figures have revealed.

Make it a reality: operating your own pub or going multiple is within your grasp

Running your own pub

Grab this free guide to operating your own pub

By Gary Lloyd

If you’ve ever harboured ambitions of running a pub or perhaps going multiple then The Morning Advertiser has put together a 12-page guide of essential information for you – and it’s free!

Opportunities are there: you could be running a pub (credit: Getty/gruizza)

Have you ever wanted to run your own pub?

By Gary Lloyd

Although pub operators have suffered in the past 18 months or so, the opportunity to run your own site or even expand is potentially greater than ever if you set your mind to it.

No music, no pub: Petition to save the Duke of Cornwall's licence nears 2,000 signatures (Getty/ milangonda)

Almost 2,000 sign petition to save live music pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The licensee of the Duke of Cornwall felt “the whole town plus people from out of Weymouth [are] on our side” as a petition to save the Dorset-based pub’s licence has scored almost 2,000 signatures.

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