Operators

Big picture: a look back at how JDW has performed so far this year (Pictured: JDW chair and founder Tim Martin)

Analysis: JDW's performance so far in 2024

By Rebecca Weller

After pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) posted “record results” earlier this month, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has taken a look back at the firm’s performance so far this year.

Pete Brown on Marston's selling last 40% of brewing business

THE CASK PROJECT

OPINION: What does Marston’s sale mean for cask?

By Pete Brown, beer author

The announcement last week that Marston’s has sold its 40% stake in Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) to its Danish partner for £206m has deepened the gloom around the already beleaguered cask ale category.

Capital site: the Britannia sits close to London Bridge

MY PUB

My Pub: The Britannia, London Bridge

By Gary Lloyd

The Smok’d pub company operates a number of sites that focus on a barbecue food approach coupled with great atmospheres and drinks – and the Britannia is no exception.

Plenty to celebrate: JW Lees managing director William Lees-Jones

JW Lees set to announce record sales

By Gary Lloyd

JW Lees managing director William Lees-Jones has told The Morning Advertiser the brewer, pub operator and hotel business is set to post record sales when its financial year figures are published next week.

What's in the news 12 July?

Review of the Week

Cautious optimism for new Government

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Market Taverns' Richard Peachment to get his take on the week's news, from the new Government to football hopes and trade confidence.

Keys to the door: Dodo Pub Co boss Leo Johnson

Dodo brings portfolio up to 9 sites

By Ed Bedington

Neighbourhood pub specialists the Dodo Pub Company has announced an expansion to its operations with the takeover of the White House in Oxford.

The Hound in Chiswick launches

JKS expands with third pub site

By Ed Bedington

A former police station is set to open as a leading London pub operator gears up for its third drinking and dining destination site.

Record results posted by Hydes Brewery

Hydes celebrates record results

By Ed Bedington

Salford-based brewer Hydes is celebrating after results showed it had increased turnover and profitability across its business.

Bohem bring Czech twist to London pub

Czech style brought to London pub

By Ed Bedington

London-based brewer Bohem has announced the opening of their second site after taking on the lease of pub in Finsbury Park.

Marston's sells last share of brewing to Carlsberg

Marston's exits brewing to focus on pubs

By Ed Bedington

Marston’s has announced the sale of the remainder of its brewing operations as it refocuses its business to entirely focus on running its pub estate.

Jerry Brunning closes Henry Potts pub

Brunning mothballs city centre site due to WFH

By Ed Bedington

Pubs Limited, the north-west-based pub company launched by industry legend Jerry Brunning has announced the closure of its Chester site, laying the blame at the working from home culture.

What's in the news 5 July

Review of the Week

'Light at the end of a gloomy tunnel'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with pub operator and top chef Gary Usher to get his take on the week's news, as the country absorbs the result of the General Election.

Portfolio growth: Richard Hepplestone (left) and Simon Woodcock (right) have taken on the lease of their sixth pub as they look to build an estate of 10 in the region

Operators takes on second Star site

By Nikkie Thatcher

South Yorkshire operators Simon Woodcock and Richard Hepplestone are taking the lease on their sixth pub as they look to build a 10-strong estate in the region.

Market Taverns strengthens board with Parsons

Market Taverns adds to board

By Ed Bedington

London-based multiple Market Taverns has further strengthened its board with the appointment of consumer analyst Nigel Parsons.

Jeremy Clarkson buys Cotswold pub

Clarkson to open a country pub

By Ed Bedington

Having demonstrated how hard the farming game is, television presenter Jeremy Clarkson has now turned his attention to the pub sector with the reported purchase of a Cotswolds-based venue.

What's in the news 28 June?

Review of the Week

'Government policy is too shortsighted'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with podcaster and publican Heath Ball to get his take on the week's news.

Capital investment: Albert's Schloss London is set to open in July

Inside Albert’s Schloss London

By Nikkie Thatcher

In the heart of the capital, Albert’s Schloss London is gearing up to open its doors and bring a bier palace, cook haus and bakery alongside live showtime entertainment to the city.

Mental health qualification for pubs launched

Pub-focused mental health scheme launched

By Ed Bedington

A pioneering programme between a brewer and a pub co is looking to create a mental health first aid qualification specifically developed for the challenges and needs of pub operators and their teams.

Next chapter: Duo takes on third lease with Greene King Pub Partners

Greene King operator takes on third site

By Rebecca Weller

Cheshire-based multiple operators have taken on their third lease with Greene King Pub Partners, the leased, tenanted and franchised division of Greene King.

New appointment: Sarah Miller joins after five years with Stonegate (Barrio Familia pictured)

Nightcap brings Stonegate star on board

By Gary Lloyd

Nightcap, which operates owns and operates 46 bars including brands such as The Cocktail Club, Barrio Familia and Dirty Martini, has appointed Sarah Miller as group director of business operations.

Punch Pubs: The MA looks at the pubco's activity from the last year

How Punch Pubs is winning each round

By Rebecca Weller

Punch Pubs & Co has had a busy few months as it executes its plan to scale up the business, in particular its managed estate.

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