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Going for gold: The Alchemist is targeting £70m in sales in 2019 according to managing director Simon Potts

The Alchemist targets extra £30m in sales by 2021

By Stuart Stone

The Alchemist's managing director, Simon Potts, revealed that the Palatine Private Equity-backed cocktail bar and restaurant concept was working towards a sales target of £70m in 2021.

Class act: Loungers' co-founder and chairman Alex Reilley (left) believes that the company can match the scale of some of Britain's best-known brands

Potential for 500 Loungers’ sites

By Stuart Stone

Loungers boss Alex Reilley has claimed the café bar group can easily compete with the likes of JD Wetherspoon, Pret and Greggs for scale, with plans to launch sites at a rate of 25 a year.

Enterprising: Mr Miggins launched a successful pub business in the 1800s

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‘We started selling beer from our living room and now we have a pub’

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

On the market: Ye Old Sun Inn, Colton, is up for sale

Award-winning freehouse on sale for £900k

By Nicholas Robinson

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”.

Venues of change: pubs have always been key players in big decision making in the UK

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14 pubs of historical significance

By Stuart Stone

For as long as modern society has been shaped by pivotal decisions, there have been pubs for those wielding power to ponder them in.

Working in tandem: the Jolly Brewers will donate excess food to the foodbank in nearby King's Lynn

Pub announces foodbank partnership

By Stuart Stone

The Jolly Brewers in Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk, has announced a partnership with King’s Lynn Foodbank to tackle the pub’s edible food waste output.

Ever expanding: the acquisitions of Be At One and Fever Bars are the latest in a series of marquee deals by Stonegate

Stonegate’s biggest deals: a timeline of the pubco

By Stuart Stone

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.