Other operators

Additional sites: boutique inns and hotel operator to add five sites

Stay Original estate to double over next four years

By MCA

The boutique inns and hotel operator Stay Original Company, formerly known as Draco Pub Company, is planning to add five additional sites to its estate over the next four years, MA's sister title MCA has learnt.

Apprenticeship launch: the programmes will target commis chefs and chefs de partis

Red Mist launches apprenticeship schemes

By MCA

Surrey and Hampshire-based pub group Red Mist Leisure has announced a partnership with Farnborough College of Technology to develop two new apprenticeship schemes.

Steeped in history: MHALG buys the Brewery Tap in Liverpool

MHALG grows portfolio with Brewery Tap in Liverpool

By Claire Churchard

The Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group (MHALG) is expanding its portfolio in Liverpool with its second purchase in the city centre, the Brewery Tap at the site of Cains Brewery on Stanhope Street.

Pub sector champion: Stonegate's Ian Payne receives MBE in Queen's birthday honours

Pub luminary recognised in Queen’s birthday honours 2018

By Claire Churchard

Ian Payne, founder and chairman of Stonegate Pub Company, has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to the hospitality and pub industry with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award.

New acquisition: the six Bel & The Dragon sites acquired by Fuller's are seen as a 'perfect fit' with the current estate

Fuller's acquires Bel & The Dragon

By Stuart Stone

While releasing its financial results for the 52 weeks ending March 31 2018, Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller's) announced that it has acquired Bel & The Dragon.

Doing the double: Staffordshire to get second Neil Morrissey pub

Neil Morrissey to open second pub

By MCA and MA staff

Actor Neil Morrissey has secured a second site for his fledgling pub company, MA's sister title MCA understands.

Angel of the north: BrewDog has opened its ninth site in London

BrewDog opens ninth venue in London

By Stuart Stone

Independent craft brewer BrewDog has expanded its presence in the capital with the opening of a new venue in Angel, Islington – its ninth in London.