Property law

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.

Deals and openings: the Three Horseshoes in Headingley is the latest deal in the partnership between Your Friendly Local and Greene King Pub Partners

Property round-up

Latest openings in the sector and sites for sale

By Gary Lloyd

New openings for Coppa Club, Manahatta and Bulldog Gin are among the sector’s new openings. Meanwhile, estate agent Savills’ Paul Breen looks at the future for city centre-based businesses.

Operator comment: 'We have a new Government slogan of ‘levelling up’ and this should be the on-trade's rallying cry', says Gav Young (image: Getty/stocknshares)

Opinion

'A duty cut would do nothing to help pubs'

By Gav Young, the Plough and Barleycorn, Isle of Wight

It is no coincidence the biggest voices in the ‘cut the duty’ campaign are the big brewers. With duty at around 52p per pint it is a massive proportion of the value of a pint at the brewery gate, far more so than it is of a pint on the bar in the pub....

Market movement: a round-up of the most recent property news

Property round-up

The latest pub openings and sites on the market

By Gary Lloyd

This week’s property round-up includes openings for The Inn Collection Group and Roxy Lanes while BrewDog agrees a franchise deal for six bars in Italy.

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