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Summer revamp: Breweries join forces to breathe life into pub

£1m makeover breathes new life into historic pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

SALT Brewing and Ossett Pub Company have announced their joint venture on the renovations and reopening of Georgian pub the Bingley Arms in Horbury, West Yorkshire.

Iconic sites: The operator manages Sky Garden, central London

US giant snaps up Rhubarb Hospitality Collection

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Global development service and investment company Oak View Group (OVG) has announced today that it will acquire premium hospitality provider Rhubarb Hospitality Collection (RHC).

Farewell to chairman: Liberation Group chair Richard Grainger (right) and CEO Jonathan Lawson (left)

Liberation Group chair to step down

By Gary Lloyd

South of England and Channel Islands brewer and pub operator Liberation Group has announced chairman Richard Grainger will be stepping down after seven years in the role.

Weathering a storm: Community helps with clean-up operation (credit: Getty/itsarasak thithuekthak)

Freak hailstorm forces pub to close

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Bird in Hand in Pontllanfraith, Wales was forced to shut due to flooding from a freak hailstorm, but staff have thanked the local community for its support.

From throwing parties to pouring pints: Electric Star celebrates 15 years

Rob Star: ‘Increasingly, people want an experience’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

When Rob Star bought his first pub, he’d never poured a pint. Having spent his youth putting on raves, the call of east London’s taverns enticed him away from abandoned warehouses and archways.

Boost for The Restaurant Group: Brunning & Price site the Highdown in Goring-on-Sea, West Sussex

Major shareholder of TRG issues vote of confidence

By Gary Lloyd

The largest shareholder of The Restaurant Group (TRG), which operates pub business Brunning & Price, has given its support to the group after other investors said they would not vote in favour of company resolutions.

Trading news: Liberation Group CEO optimistic for future

2023 off to robust start for Liberation Group

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Liberation Group has successfully completed the integration of Cirrus Inns into its Butcombe Pubs and Inns business and has reported an encouraging start to the new financial year.

Supreme effort: some of the walkers who trekked 21 miles between Fuller's pubs

Fuller’s raises £20,000 for Special Olympics GB

By Gary Lloyd

Almost 100 team members from Fuller, Turner and Smith (Fuller’s) and Special Olympics GB walked 21 miles between two Fuller’s pubs to raise £20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Vote revealed: Irenic Capital Management has stated it will vote against The Restaurant Group's renumeration policy (credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

Brunning & Price disposal advice from TRG backer

By Gary Lloyd

Brunning & Price, and other “non-core assets”, should be “disposed” so its owner, The Restaurant Group, can concentrate on running Wagamama, according to shareholder Irenic Capital Management.

Wait and sea: Brighton Pier Group is eyeing strategic acquisitions in the long term (credit: Getty/Ron Bambridge)

Brighton Pier Group lfl sales fall 11% in 2023

By Gary Lloyd

Like-for-like (lfl) sales for the first three months of 2023 at Brighton Pier Group were down 11% versus 2022 with 76% of the shortfall coming from its Bars division.

Community focus: director of Admiral Taverns’ Proper Pubs division Mark Brooke


FEATURE: Communities reliant on last bastion

By Gary Lloyd

Pubs are the “last hub standing” in UK communities, says director of Proper Pubs Mark Brooke, and it is vital they are allowed to continue doing what they do.

Mass closure: Bristol pubs shut doors (Getty/ Emely)

4 pubs in 500-metre radius shut doors

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Four pubs in Bristol within a five-minute radius of each other all announced they were shutting for good last week.

Gary Usher opens new pub

Chef Gary Usher's first pub off to a flying start

By Ed Bedington

A chance encounter and a life-long love for pubs has seen one of the north-west’s leading chefs open his own site to great success and he’s already eyeing up a second!

North Yorkshire brewery: Black Sheep Brewery CFO John Hunt has stepped down

Black Sheep Brewery CFO steps down

By Gary Lloyd

Black Sheep Brewery’s chief financial officer (CFO) John Hunt has stepped down from his role for personal reasons, with Anthony Hill appointed as interim CFO.

Success story: Rekom reveals 2022 trading results (Getty/ Flashpop)

Rekom celebrates record trading year

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Rekom, Northern Europe’s largest nightlife company, has revealed a strong trading performance in its 2022 annual results released today (30 March).

You’re bard: the Belle Vue Tavern has a backdrop known as the ‘Balcony of Kent’

Wherefore art thou Shakespeare shows?

By Gary Lloyd

Faversham-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame is teaming up with Kent theatre company, Changeling, to stage open air theatre at two of its picturesque pubs this summer.

New adventures: The family behind London-based community pub say their goodbyes

Family to vacate pub after 9 years

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The family at the helm of award-winning north London pub the Chandos Arms are set to vacate the venue next month (April) after nine years.

Marked event: Adam Hyde is served a pint from apprentice brewer and nephew Tom Allkins to celebrate Hydes' 160th anniversary

Hydes celebrates 160 years of brewing

By Nikkie Thatcher

North west-based brewer and pub business Hydes is marking 160 years with a number of activities during 2023 including serving pints for £1.60.

International Women's Day: we asked dozens of women from the hospitality trade for their opinions on the sector


Women leading the way in the on-trade

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women's Day, The Morning Advertiser has spoken with women from across the sector to garner advice and find out how the industry can help #EmbraceEquity.