Minnie Miggins and her husband Frank launched London’s Old Moon in the 1830s. While recent changes in law have thrown a few hurdles in the way of the business, new styles of beer and increasing footfall have seen things go from strength to strength.
After 15 years of ownership, husband and wife team Ashley and Kelly McCarthy have decided to sell the Ye Old Sun Inn, Colton, North Yorkshire, for £900,000 to pursue “numerous other business interests”.
A Cornwall pub came to the rescue of more than 100 people yesterday (Thursday 31 January) by taking in travellers trapped by heavy snow – an act that undeniably shows the true spirit of the great British pub.
Formed in 2010 by private equity firm TDR Capital to acquire 333 pubs from Mitchells & Butlers, Stonegate Pub Company has acquired 88 sites in the past six months – growing its portfolio to 772 sites nationwide.