Operators

Union trade: the Grade II-listed Wakefield & Barnsley Union Bank will become Craft Union's third site in Wakefield

Ei to invest £1.4m in new Craft Union site

By Stuart Stone

Ei Group is set to transform the Grade II-listed Wakefield & Barnsley Union Bank building on Westgate, Wakefield, in its latest Craft Union venue.

New partnership: Ei will help charity The Clink to train prisoners to become chefs

Ei partners with prison restaurant charity

By Emily Hawkins

Ei Group is to help offenders qualify for work as chefs in the pub business after their release, in a partnership with a charity focused on reducing re-offending rates.

Prize pig: the Lazy Pig in the Pantry will become the 15th site in Marston's premium pub arm Revere

Revere Pub Company to open 15th site

By Stuart Stone

The premium arm of pub company Marston’s, has revealed plans to open the Lazy Pig in the Pantry in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

Enterprising: Mr Miggins launched a successful pub business in the 1800s

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‘We started selling beer from our living room and now we have a pub’

By Nicholas Robinson

Minnie Miggins and her husband Frank launched London’s Old Moon in the 1830s. While recent changes in law have thrown a few hurdles in the way of the business, new styles of beer and increasing footfall have seen things go from strength to strength.

Chair's viewpoint: JDW boss Tim Martin has given a written response to an article in The Guardian

JDW boss hits back at Guardian journalist

By Nikkie Sutton

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) founder Tim Martin has lambasted claims made by a journalist Owen Jones from The Guardian, who criticised the wages the pub group pays.

On the market: Ye Old Sun Inn, Colton, is up for sale

Award-winning freehouse on sale for £900k

By Nicholas Robinson

After 15 years of ownership, husband and wife team Ashley and Kelly McCarthy have decided to sell the Ye Old Sun Inn, Colton, North Yorkshire, for £900,000 to pursue “numerous other business interests”.

Venues of change: pubs have always been key players in big decision making in the UK

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14 pubs of historical significance

By Stuart Stone

For as long as modern society has been shaped by pivotal decisions, there have been pubs for those wielding power to ponder them in.