Mitchells & Butlers

The Sawyer's Arms, Manchester is a Nicholson's pub

M&B opens first Orchid conversion

By Mike Berry

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has opened the first of its pubs converted from the 173-strong Orchid estate it bought earlier this year for £266m.

Alistair Darby said there’s a 'theoretical nationwide capacity of about 1,200' for its leading brands

M&B reveals growth ambitions for brands

By James Wallin and Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers’ leading brands — Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One and Miller & Carter — have the potential to grow from a combined 455 to 1,200, the company has said.

M&B chief executive Alistair Darby said the business is 'gathering momentum'

Full-year sales and revenue up at M&B

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported a 0.6% increase in like-for-like sales for the 52 weeks to 27 September 2014, while total revenue climbed 4% to £1.97bn.

The worst football team will win a year’s sponsorship worth £1,000 from the brand

Flaming Grill on search for worst football team

By Ellie Bothwell

Spirit Pub Company brand Flaming Grill is on the hunt for football teams that are “more Sunday League zero than Premiership hero” as it aims to crown the UK’s worst football teams.

M&B is to focus on converting the former Orchid estate

Mitchells & Butlers cools growth plans

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to significantly “temper” its organic expansion as it focuses on converting the former Orchid estate.

Alistair Darby: 'Despite a difficult trading period in the last quarter, the transformation of our business is well on track'

M&B bemoans 'difficult' August

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the managed operator, has reported a 0.1% rise in like-for-like sales in the nine weeks to 20 September following “difficult” trading conditions in the pub sector in August.

M&B bought Orchid last month

M&B makes key appointments to oversee Orchid integration

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has made two internal appointments to oversee the absorption of the 173 former Orchid Pub Company sites into its estate, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report has learnt.

The Tap House in Lancaster

Mitchell’s eyes Tap House concept roll out

By John Harrington

Mitchell’s of Lancaster, the Lancashire-based pub and hotel operator, says it hopes to roll-out its fledgling craft beer concept Tap House while also looking to make additional property disposals as a condition of completing a financial restructure of...

Mitchells & Butlers has bought the bulk of the Orchid estate

Mitchells & Butlers buys 173 Orchid pubs

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has announced that it has acquired the majority of Orchid’s estate, consisting of 173 sites, in addition to Orchid’s head office, for £266m.

M&B has confirmed it is in talks to buy the bulk of Orchid pubs

M&B in exclusive talks to buy 175 Orchid pubs

By James Wallin

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has confirmed that it has in exclusive talks to buy the majority of the Orchid estate – with the rest to be placed in administration.

Mitchells & Butlers reported positive results for the past six months

Mitchells & Butlers sees sales hike in first half of year

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported a 1.1% increase in like-for-like sales for the 28 weeks to 12 April 2014 and said that its performance had been underpinned by a turnaround in volume performance.

M&B chief Alistair Darby said its Toby Carvery brands was performing well

Toby Carvery drives M&B growth

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) chief executive Alistair Darby has told M&C Report he’s pleased with the progress of the group’s core growth brands, amid claims that Toby Carvery is “going like a train”.

The group’s total revenues of £1.89bn were 2.2% higher than FY 2012

M&B reports small rise in full-year sales

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the managed operator, has reported a 0.4% rise in like-for-like sales in the year to 28 September as pre-tax profit grew from £82m to £150m.

Squatters hoping for amicable deal

Squatters hope for Mitchells & Butlers pub deal

By Noli Dinkovski

Squatters occupying a popular north London pub remain hopeful of striking an amicable deal with leaseholder Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) after a judge adjourned eviction proceedings for two weeks.

The newly acquired pubs will join M&B's Castle estate

M&B spends £13.3m acquiring four pubs

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to spend more than £13.3m buying four sites from Convivial London Pubs, including the Mitre Hotel in Greenwich, south-east London, which had a guide price of £6m.

Mitchells & Butlers: it announced a 1% decline in like-for-like sales for the nine weeks to 21 September

Mitchells & Butlers Q4 like-for-likes down 1%

By Mark Wingett

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning announced a 1% decline in like-for-like sales for the nine weeks to 21 September, but said that it expected to deliver a full-year result in line with expectations.

M&B chief Alistair Darby said the business was on target to deliver in line with expectations

M&B reports small Q3 like-for-like sales increase

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported a 1.6% increase in like-for-like sales in its third quarter, including a 2% rise in performance in the most recent nine weeks.

M&B like-for-like food sales were up 1.4%

Increased food sales drive M&B profit growth

By Mark Wingett

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has reported a 0.3% rise in like-for-like sales for the 28 weeks to 13 April and set out what it described as its 'five-star' approach to the market.

Mitchells & Butlers like-for-like sales down despite strong Christmas

Like-for-like sales down at M&B despite strong Christmas

By M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers has reported a 1% sales increase across its estate for the 14 weeks to 5 January, helped by a 4% rise over the Christmas period, but that challenging trading conditions since Xmas had led to like-for-like sales declining by 0.3%...

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