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.

Argentina-inspired gardens will feature in Mitchells & Butlers Premium Country Pub venues

Argentinian fizz for M&B Premium sites

By Robyn Black

Gardens inspired by Argentina’s vibrant social scene will appear at 30 Mitchells & Butlers’ Premium Country Pub venues this summer, as part of a campaign for new sparkling wine brand, Chandon.

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...