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Extraordinary transformation: Oakman Inns has converted an old care home and opened a brand new pub in Olney

Oakman Inns converts care home into multimillion-pound pub

By Georgina Townshend

Oakman Inns has converted an old care home and also opened a brand new pub in Olney - named one of the top 10 places to live in the south-east this month - having purchased the freehold for £1.5m and invested £2m in refurbishments.

Looking strong: Brewdog has reported adjusted EBITDA up 47% to £8.9m for the year ended 31 December 2017

Brewdog unveils huge revenue upturn

By Finn Scott-Delany, MCA

Brewdog has reported adjusted EBITDA up 47% to £8.9m for the year ended 31 December 2017 – up from £6m in 2016.

Triple whammy: three different types of taxes are hitting the pub sector (image credit: Flickr Adam Bruderer)

18 pubs closing weekly due to tax burden

By Nikkie Sutton

Some 18 pubs a week are closing due to a triple whammy of high beer duty, rising business rates and VAT, according to new figures just released.

Big losses: casual dining is in the spotlight

Time to go back to the wet-trade future?

By Nicholas Robinson

A spate of casual-dining chain closures has left the pub trade – once again – questioning its future, but the stories behind the doom-laden headlines of Jamie’s Italian, Prezzo and others may offer hope to our sector.