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Peach of a plan: Hamish Stoddart wants to keep a healthy work-life balance for staff

Maintaining price point key for gastropubs’ future

By Emily Hawkins

Peach Pubs managing director Hamish Stoddart said maintaining accessible prices and competing against the lure of the stay-at-home economy are the biggest challenges for gastropubs.

Stone-cold ambition: internal promotion is big at Stonegate with a focus on training and leadership

Big interview

'Please judge us on our track record' says Stonegate boss

By Ed Bedington

It’s been a tumultuous year in the pub trade on the acquisition front but the news that Stonegate was bidding for the much larger Ei Group still caught many by surprise. One of the leading architects of the deal Simon Longbottom reveals all.

Pub heritage: ‘Despite continued economic and political uncertainty, the appeal of the community pub and its role has arguably never been more valid’


Government help is vital for pubs

By Simon Longbottom

For centuries, pubs have constantly demonstrated their ability to evolve and adapt to reflect the changing needs of society, according to Stonegate Pub Company chief executive Simon Longbottom.

Tighter purse strings: while the average consumer spends more than £70 per night out, revellers a strict in ensuring they stick to a budget according to Deltic's Night Index

90% of clubbers on a budget

By Stuart Stone

Only one-in-ten Brits head out on the tiles without money on their mind according to late night bar and club operator Deltic’s latest Night Index,

Next: the future of The Inn Collection Group

The future of the Inn Collection Group

By Finn Scott-Delany

With a model of lucrative sites in statement tourist locations, The Inn Collection Group has its sights set on the Lake District. Managing director Sean Donkin lays out these plans from the group’s flagship Bamburgh Castle Inn, and explains why he won’t...

Boardroom changes: chairman Miles Templeman’s departure has triggered a reshuffle

Kevin Georgel to join Shepherd Neame

By Stuart Stone

Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame has announced a boardroom reshuffle that will see Miles Templeman step down as chairman and Kevin Georgel join the company next year.

Family business: (l-r) Robinsons pub division MD William Robinson and beer division MD Oliver Robinson

Robinsons reports record turnover of £75.5m

By Nikkie Thatcher

North-west-based brewer and operator Robinsons has reported a rise in turnover of 6.1% to a record £75.5m for the year ending 31 December 2018 – up from £71.2m the previous year.

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