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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

BIG INTERVIEW

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

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023

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.

Celebrating success: we spoke with operators about their experiences for International Women's Day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023

The talented women operating hospitality venues

By The Morning Advertiser

A number of leading female operators in the sector have had their say on how the industry can #EmbraceEquity this International Women's Day.

Latest accounts: turnover has doubled for Thorley Taverns (credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

Turnover doubled at Thorley Taverns

By Gary Lloyd

Kent pubs and hotels operator Thorley Taverns has reported turnover has doubled from £6.7m to £13.4m in its financial year ended 30 June 2022.

Surprise visitor: film star Keanu Reeves visits Hertfordshire pub (Credit: Facebook/Robin Hood Pub Tring/Laura Rolfe)

Keanu Reeves visits Hertfordshire pub

By Rebecca Weller

Film star Keanu Reeves has been spotted enjoying some quintessentially British cuisine at a Fuller, Smith & Turner pub in Hertfordshire.

No room to grow: Three Hills at Bartlow managing director Emma Harrison (pictured) shares her thoughts on financial burdens restricting the sector

Opinion

Financial burdens leave no room for growth

By Emma Harrison

For the last few years, it feels like the hospitality sector has been thwarted in every direction, no matter how efficiently we run our businesses, and operating a pub/restaurant with rooms has never been harder.

New site: BOXPARK Liverpool to open late 2023

BOXPARK sets sights on new site

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

BOXPARK has secured planning permission for a new Liverpool venue which will open later this year.

Great view: Aviary Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace Bar in Finsbury Square

50% off at ETM sites during rail strikes

By Gary Lloyd

ETM Group and Maven Leisure owner Ed Martin has announced anyone who works in the hospitality sector will be given 50% off food and drinks at its sites on rail strike days.

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