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Second site: Tom and Renata are the new licensees at the George Inn in Newnham for Shepherd Neame

Kent couple go multiple after lunch at picturesque village pub

By Gary Lloyd

A lunch date at Shepherd Neame site has led to a pub-running couple to take on their second venture with the brewer and pubco after being enamoured with the picturesque village inn. Here are some pictures of the George and the operators

Strong start to the year: Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny has been buoyed by recent sales figures

Fuller’s like-for-like sales up 15.1%

By Gary Lloyd

Pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller’s) has announced a like-for-like (lfl) sales boost of 15.1% for the first 15 weeks of its financial year (FY23) to 15 July 2023.

Escape to the lakes: The Angel Inn aims to welcome guests to the pub as they would their home

Friendly staff ‘key’ to business success

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Staff can make or break a business according to general manager of the Angel Inn, which was recently recognised as one of the top places to stay in the Lake District.

Pub People: Mark Crowther was appointed as non-executive chairman in October 2022

The Pub People expands by 50% in six months

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Pub People has grown its estate by 50% in six months, a move its non-executive chairman cites as one of his biggest achievements as he eyes the future with “confidence”.

Trading results: The Pub People shares its business and acquisition insights

Pub People celebrates ‘strong’ trade

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Pub People Group has accelerated its expansion plans by making several freehold acquisitions, including an addition of five pubs to its portfolio last month.

Trading update: Young’s is looking forward to the Rugby World Cup in autumn

Young’s optimistic as revenue and lfl sales rise

By Gary Lloyd

Young & Co Brewery said it is optimistic about the year ahead as it announced, for the first 13 weeks of 2023, revenue was up 8.3% in total and up 6.8% on a like-for-like (lfl) basis versus 2022.

Desi-gnated drinking time: author David Jesudason at the Regency

Spice up your (pub) life

By Phil Mellows

Like accidentally biting on a cardamom pod, ‘Desi Pubs’ has exploded on our complacent palates and spiced up the way we think about the great British pub.

What's in the news 30 June?

Review of the Week

Inflation 'is a bit of a worry'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with Oisín Rogers who's about to open the Devonshire Soho, to get his views on the week's news.

Call for help: The Bevy claims to be the UK's only community-owned pub on an estate

Community pub’s plea for help as bills rocket

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Bevendean Cooperative Pub, claimed to be the UK’s “only community-owned pub on an estate” has called for help to keep its doors open after energy bills rocketed.

Excellent reputation: Steve Goodyear to be succeeded by Young's non-exec chair by Steve Cooke from July 2024

Young's announces non-exec board changes

By Rebecca Weller

Southern England-based pub operator and brewer Young’s & Co has announced Steve Goodyear will step down as non-executive chairman from next summer.

Triumph through adversity: turnover increased by 14% despite a third successive year “affected by external events”

New brands help Theakston return to profitability

By Gary Lloyd

Launching new ale brands has been a factor in increased turnover and profits at T&R Theakston, the Yorkshire-based brewery said in its annual report for its financial year ending 31 December 2022.

Second innings: a look around the newly reopened Tap & Run pub

Cricketers’ pub reopens after blaze

By Gary Lloyd

The Tap & Run pub, owned by cricket stars Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad, has begun its second innings after a fire destroyed the site a year ago. Here are some pictures showing how the reopened site looks now.

Record year: JW Lees takes on former Marston's site as it looks to expand estate

JW Lees takes over ex-Marston's site

By Rebecca Weller

Manchester-based operator and brewer JW Lees has announced the completion of its purchase of the Pointing Dog pub from Marston’s.

St Austell trading up: the last four weeks of trading to 10 June 2023 shows like-for-like sales rising by 20%.

St Austell Brewery turnover up by 34%

By Gary Lloyd

South-west-based brewer and pub operator St Austell Brewery has grown its turnover by 34% to £209.2m – surpassing pre-pandemic sales by 10%.

New site: Oisin Rogers (left) and Charlie Carroll (right) are set to open the Devonshire in the autumn

Rogers announces launch of long-awaited pub

By Ed Bedington

Former Guinea Grill legend Oisín Rogers has teamed up with the founder of Flat Iron to open a new London pub that they hope will take the capital by storm.

Positive outlook: Thwaites says people are rediscovering the pub (credit: Geety/Wasan Tita)

Thwaites profits before tax up 19%

By Gary Lloyd

Brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites said “factors that have shaken consumer confidence are going into reverse” as it reported profit before tax rose by 19%.

Impressive growth: Whitbread has seen significant revenue and like-for-like boosts (credit: Getty/webphotographeer)

Revenue rises 16% at Whitbread

By Gary Lloyd

Whitbread, which counts Brewers Fayre and Beefeater pubs among its brands, has reported revenue has risen by 16%, for the first quarter (Q1) of its 2024 financial year (FY24).

Green light for Amber sites: the Water House is set to open next week

Amber Taverns announces three openings

By Gary Lloyd

Community wet-led pub operator Amber Taverns has announced the opening of three freehold pubs this month (June 2023), in Cheshire, County Durham and Ayrshire.

Optimistic: Simon Emeny said the progress made has given Fuller's ‘the perfect post-Covid springboard for the future’

Fuller’s lfls up 13.3% while revenue rises 33%

By Gary Lloyd

Simon Emeny of London-based pubco Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller’s) has revealed his optimism for the future as like-for-like (lfl) sales rose 13.9% in the 10 weeks to 10 June 2023.

Extra flavour: NQ64's Shoreditch opening is its first site to offer food

Inside drinks and gaming bar NQ64's 10th site

By Gary Lloyd

Arcade bar NQ64 has launched its biggest site to date and the first of its 10 locations to offer food. Here are some pictures to show you what to expect there.