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Massive deal: Stonegate buys Ei Group for £1.3bn

Stonegate to buy Ei Group for £1.3bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Stonegate Pub Company has today (18 July) agreed to buy pubco Ei Group for £1.27bn, which will see the operator’s estate rise by 4,000 sites, making Stonegate the UK’s largest pub owner.

Talented: Tim Painter with Angelo Rabelo (left) and Leah Bowen (right) have completed their training

Stonegate reaches 300 managers trained milestone

By Nicholas Robinson

A whopping 300 staff have been trained up to management level through Stonegate’s Accelerator programme, following the recent graduation of 17 deputy managers this month.

New look: the Crown has been refurbished over the past few months (image credit: Facebook)

French chef takes on Hawthorn pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

A French chef who has previously run more than 40 restaurants has taken on an Oxfordshire village pub with Hawthorn Leisure.

Varied group: Deltic has a plethora of different brands

A night on the tiles with Deltic

By Nikkie Thatcher

When the DJ throws down a dirty beat, you’ve got to hit the dance floor – here is the latest on nightclub experts Deltic

New opening: the Canary Wharf venue will offer a plethora of drinks

Darwin & Wallace to open 8th bar

By Nikkie Thatcher

Independent group Darwin & Wallace is opening its first venue in Canary Wharf, east London, this year (November).

Moving forward: David Hancock founded Inn Places four years ago

The Epicurean Club acquires Inn Places

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Epicurean Club has bought travel accommodation website Inn Places with a view to creating the “largest direct marketing channel and booking platform for premium inns and pubs”.

Fresh moniker: the name change aims to reflect the company’s strategy to meet the changing needs of the upcoming generation

Charles Wells changes name to Wells & Co

By Nikkie Thatcher

Family-owned operator Charles Wells has revealed it will be changing its name to Wells & Co alongside the construction of its new flagship brewery in Bedford, which is due to reach completion next year.