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Building history: the Wynnstay Hotel & Spa is Grade II-listed and has been a part of Oswestry since 1727

RedCat estate tips over 100 sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

The investment vehicle founded by former Greene King boss Rooney Anand, RedCat Pub Company has added to its portfolio with the Wynnstay Hotel & Spa, building on its existing estate of more than 1,000 hotel rooms.

No delivery: Lack of gas at the Chaser inn, Kent (Getty/ B2M Productions)

No delivery from Calor Gas forces pub to close

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A Kent pub was forced to close for a few days after Calor Gas failed to top up gas levels, which the managing director of the pub group has claimed was “not forgivable”.

Support shown: craft breweries have formed a group called Drinkers for Ukraine (credit: Getty/Kukurund)

Craft breweries unite to raise funds for Ukraine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Europe’s craft breweries, cider makers and wineries are coming together to raise funds and show solidarity for the Ukrainian people, as the ninth day of Russia’s invasion dawns.

Head north: New World Trading Company is to open a Botanist site in Scotland later this year

NWTC to open Botanist site in Edinburgh

By Gary Lloyd

Bar-restaurant operator New World Trading Company (NWTC) will open a Botanist site in the St James Quarter area of Edinburgh later this year.

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£121k revamp of Herts GK pub and boutique pub with rooms opens in Newbury

By Gary Lloyd

The latest property news includes Greene King Pub Partners’ renovation of a village pub in Hertfordshire, Red Lion Holdings’ restoration of a site with boutique pub and rooms in Berkshire, a new Punch Pubs site and London Fields Brewery site placed on...

Your Adventure Starts Here: St Austell Brewery launches six-figure recruitment campaign

St Austell Brewery launches six-figure recruitment campaign

By Rebecca Weller

Independent brewery and pub company, St Austell Brewery, has launched a six-figure campaign to attract new talent to the hospitality industry and highlight the adventures in store for employees who choose to work in the South-West.

Linda and Paul McNamara: having run the Park View in Birkenhead for two decades the licensees are selling the site via raffle

'Proper boozer' to be sold via raffle

By Rebecca Weller

Licensees in Birkenhead have decided to sell their pub via raffle in the hope the “proper boozer” will stay at the heart of the local community.

Growing portfolio: the Crown in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire takes the company's bedroom total to 1,000

RedCat grows accommodation offer with latest acquisition

By Nikkie Thatcher

Former Greene King boss Rooney Anand’s pub investment vehicle RedCat Pub Company has acquired the Crown Hotel in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, taking its portfolio to approximately 100 sites.

One in three pubs have no cash reserves left: BII member survey reveals 55% of respondents have debts of more than £40,000 (Credit: Getty/katleho Seisa)

Pubs in 'fragile state' as 1 in 3 left with no cash reserves

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs have been left in a ‘fragile state’ with no cash reserves, forcing some to consider ceasing trade as one in 10 licensees believe their business is currently unviable, according to the latest British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) member survey.

CAMRA launches consultation to drive inclusivity: members and non-members asked to anonymously share experiences with the campaign (Credit: Getty/ alubalish)

CAMRA launches consultation to drive inclusivity

By Rebecca Weller

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a consultation into inclusivity, diversity and equality within the organisation and at its events, in response to discussions in the wider beer and pub industry regarding continuing prevalence of discrimination and...

Drinks sales down 11% in the week to Saturday 22 January:  figures are an improvement on the first two weeks of the year (Credit: Getty/skynesher)

Drinks sales down 11% in the week to Saturday 22 January

By Rebecca Weller

Drinks sales in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants were down 11% in the week to Saturday 22 January when compared with the same week in 2019, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

Pub sales down 29.2% in December 2021: Lifting of restrictions means businesses can look forward to better conditions to aid their recovery in 2022 (Credit: Getty/monkeybusinessimages)

Saturday 4 December most profitable trading day

By Rebecca Weller

Pub sales were down 29.2% in December 2021 when compared to 2019 with New Year’s Eve sales down some 30%, however staff headcounts and hours worked were in good stead, the latest Fourth Hospitality Report has shown.

Not just for Veganuary: Whitbread head of food and beverage development shares tips for success with vegan dishes

Whitbread share top tips for success with vegan dishes

By Rebecca Weller

Chris Seaby, head of food and beverage development at Whitbread, who joined the pub restaurant and hotel operator last year after 26 years at retailer M&S, offers tips on plant-based food and shares insights on Whitbread’s Veganuary offer

SA Brain reported to be negotiating the sale of the majority of it's estate to Song Capital and Cerberus Capital

SA Brain in deal to sell estate

By Ed Bedington

Leading Welsh brewer SA Brain is reported to be set to sell the freeholds of the majority of it’s pubs to a global consortium for a reported £100m.

Hospitality worked hard to be compliant: industry angry and disappointed UK leaders did not act sensibly during lockdown (Image credit: Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street via Flickr)

Downing Street lockdown parties make a ‘mockery’ of everything

By Rebecca Weller

Lockdown parties have showed the Government to be in shambles as hospitality worked hard to keep customers safe and follow the rules during lockdown despite receiving thousands of pounds worth of fines while our leadership did not act appropriately, according...

'Employer of choice': Fuller's

Fuller's offers all employees private healthcare

By Rebecca Weller

Pub operator and brewer Fuller, Smith, and Turner, has partnered with Medicash to launch to a new healthcare benefit scheme as part of a package of improvements to its pay and benefits system.

Trading update: Everards has reported its sales for its latest financial year (image: Getty/alexsl)

Trading restrictions cost Everards more than £3m

By Nikkie Thatcher

Covid measures for nine months of this year have meant Leicestershire-based firm Everards reported an operating loss of £3.4m for the financial year ending September 2021.

Fuller’s closes majority of its city pubs: operator calls for suspension of business rates and extension on VAT reduction

Fuller’s closes the majority of its city sites

By Rebecca Weller

Pub operator and brewers, Fuller’s, has closed the majority of its city pubs temporarily and called on the Government to provide immediate suspension of business rates and an extension on VAT reduction.

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