In addition to acquisitions by The Inn Collection Group, Black Country Ales and Coastal & Country in the past week, there's news of interest in a 42 pub package and a celebrity chef entering the pub game.
In addition to news of the revival of dormant pubs in Cambridgeshire and Herefordshire, Portobello Brewery, Hackney Brewery and Rosewell Estates have provided updates on the future of their trading estates.
While Mitchells & Butlers and Revolution Bars Group have announced closures in the past week, the likes of the New World Trading Company, BrewDog, Loungers and Michelin-star chef Michael Caines have provided updates on new sites.
Amid trade body announcements over pub and brewery closures, the past week has seen East Anglia-based operator Chestnut acquire a 13th site, while a Great British Pub Award winner has announced the long-awaited completion of an 18-month refurb.
Nearly half of the population has seen a pub, bar or restaurant close permenantly in their local area during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, while Cheshire Pub Co and Honesty Group added new sites to their stables.
Whiting & Hammond's managing director has acquired three of the operators sites from administrators, BrewDog has provided an update on 20 new sites worldwide and Truman's Brewery has unveiled plans to open what it claims will be the UK's...