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.

Rub a dub: could wet-led pubs be soaking up more profit this year?

Will 2018 be the year of the wet-led pub?

By Peter Linden, MCA

Results from last year’s pub industry survey with licensees revealed wet-led pubs were in a better trading position than their food-led counterparts. The question is, could this trend become more pronounced in 2018?

Imposing sight: Victorian Grade II-listed corner pub was a haven for West Ham United fans

Remarkable Pubs acquires Boleyn Tavern freehold

By Claire Churchard

A drinking establishment much beloved of West Ham football fans has come under new management as pub company Remarkable Pubs confirmed it has acquired the freehold interest of the Boleyn Tavern in east London.

Feedback is key: communication was the top response when young people were asked what they value from a manager


Lazy Gen Z stereotypes ‘not backed by research’

By Claire Churchard

The popular stereotype that young people are lazy and narcissistic is not backed up by research, according to Josephine Hansom, director at YouthSight, speaking at MA500 in Cardiff.