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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.

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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.

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.

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