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Dry day: Fugitive Motel will offer low and no-alcohol drinks on Saturday 18 January

Fugitive Motel goes dry

By Nikkie Thatcher

London’s Fugitive Motel is celebrating low and no-alcohol by going dry for one night only this month (Saturday 18 January).

Multiple operator: Urban Village Pub Company was founded in 2017

Sales rise for Urban Village

By Nikkie Thatcher

South-east-based Urban Village Pub Company has reported like-for-like sales growth of 13.1% for the five-week festive period in December.

2019 in review: MA500 conferences proved a hit with delegates throughout the year

MA500

MA500 in 2019: a year of insights and networking

By Nikkie Thatcher

We take a look back at what 2019 has brought for the exclusive MA500 crowd – a collection of multiple site operators, hungry for advice and inspiration from peers.

Long reputation: Barworks has been running for more than two decades

The secrets behind Barworks' success

By Nikkie Thatcher

The trio of businessmen behind Barworks unveiled their first site more than 20 years ago but the ethos is still to make places look great and offer great value for great food.

Making waves: Hawthorn Leisure is ready to invest a further £3m in its pub portfolio, according to CEO Mark Davies (left) and CFO Matthew Ward

Hawthorn Leisure plans £3m investment in pub estate

By Stuart Stone

NewRiver REIT’s pub arm, Hawthorn Leisure, is poised to ramp up investment in its pub portfolio to the tune of “at least £3m” in the next six to 12 months, according to CEO Mark Davies.

‘Highly active’ half year: NewRiver revealed that £1.4m spent on its pub estate had yielded a 24% return on investment

NewRiver income from pubs rises by 27%

By Stuart Stone

Hawthorn Leisure, the community pub operating arm of NewRiver REIT, has revealed a 5.5% increase in like-for-like income per pub in its latest half-year results.

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