Jim Fallon, who has died aged just 56, was a quiet, yet hugely important, player in the UK pub industry, working behind the scenes of an unfolding drama that brought us the rise and fall of the giant pubcos.
The landlord of historic chophouse Simpson's Tavern said it had “no choice” but to lock its doors after the tenants failed to pay rent, a claim the tenants have rubbished as “a selectively remembered version of events”.
Admiral Taverns chief executive Chris Jowsey believes community wet-led pubs are going to be able weather the storms of the next 12 months more admirably than most so long as they provide great value and make every visit something to remember.
Andrew Pern’s Michelin-listed Yorkshire pub the Star Inn the Harbour, will close its doors for good next month following “utter lack of support” from the local council in the aftermath of the pandemic.
A Northampton based Wells & Co pub has hoped to increase footfall and reduce its energy usage by launching a new ‘Dining in the Dark’ event for this Winter in honour of the battle hospitality businesses currently face regarding energy bill price hikes.
Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has announced it will launch an initiative called ‘Brakspear’s Giving Back’ that will support worthy causes chosen by its 120 pubs through a fund-matching scheme and upscale its efforts to protect Britain’s bee population.
London-based bar operator Inception Group will open a 1950s-themed site in Battersea Power Station’s historic Control Room B on 14 October when the grade II*-listed building opens its doors to the public.
Craft beer brewer and bar operator North Brewing Co has launched a fundraising campaign after the business that was providing tickets for its inaugural beer festival went into administration, leaving North £25,000 out of pocket.