Operators

Steeped in history: MHALG buys the Brewery Tap in Liverpool

MHALG grows portfolio with Brewery Tap in Liverpool

By Claire Churchard

The Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group (MHALG) is expanding its portfolio in Liverpool with its second purchase in the city centre, the Brewery Tap at the site of Cains Brewery on Stanhope Street.

Joint effort: the 2018 National Pub Fortnight to highlight the great British pub is in its second year

Ei and Star join forces for National Pub Fortnight 2018

By Claire Churchard

Two of the biggest pub groups, Ei Publican Partnerships (EiPP) and Star Pubs & Bars, have joined forces to promote and grow the 2018 National Pub Fortnight, a 14-day celebration of the great British pub.

Pub sector champion: Stonegate's Ian Payne receives MBE in Queen's birthday honours

Pub luminary recognised in Queen’s birthday honours 2018

By Claire Churchard

Ian Payne, founder and chairman of Stonegate Pub Company, has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to the hospitality and pub industry with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award.

On the dotted line: rent reviews can make the difference between making money or closing down

Wetherspoon ‘not as clever’ as it thought on rents

By Claire Churchard

Wetherspoon has pursued a strategy of agreeing “virtually no open-market rent reviews” in past 16 to 17 years to avoid rent hikes brought about by the rise of casual dining, according to the pub company's founder Tim Martin.

New acquisition: the six Bel & The Dragon sites acquired by Fuller's are seen as a 'perfect fit' with the current estate

Fuller's acquires Bel & The Dragon

By Stuart Stone

While releasing its financial results for the 52 weeks ending March 31 2018, Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller's) announced that it has acquired Bel & The Dragon.