Desi-gnated drinking time: author David Jesudason at the Regency

Spice up your (pub) life

By Phil Mellows

Like accidentally biting on a cardamom pod, ‘Desi Pubs’ has exploded on our complacent palates and spiced up the way we think about the great British pub.

Staff support: Greene King’s LGBTQ+ employee-led inclusion group, The Village Greene, supported the new policy

Greene King launches gender identity policy

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Greene King has launched its new Gender Identity Policy, which offers support for LGBTQ+ team members who are transitioning at work, or who identify as a different identity to that which they were born.

What's in the news 30 June?

Review of the Week

Inflation 'is a bit of a worry'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with Oisín Rogers who's about to open the Devonshire Soho, to get his views on the week's news.

Estate expansion: Red Oak Taverns has completed six acquisitions this year (image: Getty/simarik)

Red Oak Taverns adds 2 pubs to growing estate

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multi-site operator Red Oak Taverns has exchanged contracts on the Croft in Wednesbury, West Midlands and the Bulls Head in Clipston, near Market Harborough, Northamptonshire from Everards.

Call for help: The Bevy claims to be the UK's only community-owned pub on an estate

Community pub’s plea for help as bills rocket

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Bevendean Cooperative Pub, claimed to be the UK’s “only community-owned pub on an estate” has called for help to keep its doors open after energy bills rocketed.

Excellent reputation: Steve Goodyear to be succeeded by Young's non-exec chair by Steve Cooke from July 2024

Young's announces non-exec board changes

By Rebecca Weller

Southern England-based pub operator and brewer Young’s & Co has announced Steve Goodyear will step down as non-executive chairman from next summer.

Triumph through adversity: turnover increased by 14% despite a third successive year “affected by external events”

New brands help Theakston return to profitability

By Gary Lloyd

Launching new ale brands has been a factor in increased turnover and profits at T&R Theakston, the Yorkshire-based brewery said in its annual report for its financial year ending 31 December 2022.

Second innings: a look around the newly reopened Tap & Run pub

Cricketers’ pub reopens after blaze

By Gary Lloyd

The Tap & Run pub, owned by cricket stars Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad, has begun its second innings after a fire destroyed the site a year ago. Here are some pictures showing how the reopened site looks now.

Record year: JW Lees takes on former Marston's site as it looks to expand estate

JW Lees takes over ex-Marston's site

By Rebecca Weller

Manchester-based operator and brewer JW Lees has announced the completion of its purchase of the Pointing Dog pub from Marston’s.

St Austell trading up: the last four weeks of trading to 10 June 2023 shows like-for-like sales rising by 20%.

St Austell Brewery turnover up by 34%

By Gary Lloyd

South-west-based brewer and pub operator St Austell Brewery has grown its turnover by 34% to £209.2m – surpassing pre-pandemic sales by 10%.

Characterful site: Charlie Gilkes (left) says Inception group will open ‘a very original bar concept’

Inception Group takes Borough Yards site

By Gary Lloyd

Inception Group, which operates the Mr Fogg’s brand, has signed a lease at Borough Yards to open its 15th site – with the proposed concept to be announced later this year.

New site: Oisin Rogers (left) and Charlie Carroll (right) are set to open the Devonshire in the autumn

Rogers announces launch of long-awaited pub

By Ed Bedington

Former Guinea Grill legend Oisín Rogers has teamed up with the founder of Flat Iron to open a new London pub that they hope will take the capital by storm.

BrewDog background: there have been many acquisitions from the business since it started

BrewDog’s acquisition history

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Morning Advertiser has taken a trip down memory lane to look at how BrewDog has become the global bar business it is today.

Company news: Ciara Allan (left) and Laura Lewis (right) have been appointed to Arc Inspirations' board

Arc makes two new board appointments

By Nikkie Thatcher

Leeds-based multiple operator Arc Inspirations has announced the appointments of a new chief financial officer (CFO) and a promotion to marketing director.

Who is the new ceo of Stonegate?

McDowall 'I'm in my dream job'

By Ed Bedington

For some of us, we’re lucky enough to enjoy our jobs, but for Stonegate boss David McDowall, he’s delighted to find himself doing the job he’d always wanted!

Positive outlook: Thwaites says people are rediscovering the pub (credit: Geety/Wasan Tita)

Thwaites profits before tax up 19%

By Gary Lloyd

Brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites said “factors that have shaken consumer confidence are going into reverse” as it reported profit before tax rose by 19%.

Impressive growth: Whitbread has seen significant revenue and like-for-like boosts (credit: Getty/webphotographeer)

Revenue rises 16% at Whitbread

By Gary Lloyd

Whitbread, which counts Brewers Fayre and Beefeater pubs among its brands, has reported revenue has risen by 16%, for the first quarter (Q1) of its 2024 financial year (FY24).

Green light for Amber sites: the Water House is set to open next week

Amber Taverns announces three openings

By Gary Lloyd

Community wet-led pub operator Amber Taverns has announced the opening of three freehold pubs this month (June 2023), in Cheshire, County Durham and Ayrshire.

Optimistic: Simon Emeny said the progress made has given Fuller's ‘the perfect post-Covid springboard for the future’

Fuller’s lfls up 13.3% while revenue rises 33%

By Gary Lloyd

Simon Emeny of London-based pubco Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller’s) has revealed his optimism for the future as like-for-like (lfl) sales rose 13.9% in the 10 weeks to 10 June 2023.

Tuck in: JDW, which is chaired by Tim Martin, has scored impressively high across the UK for its food hygiene

JDW food rating score almost perfect

By Gary Lloyd

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has scored an average rating of 4.99 out of 5 in the latest food hygiene rating league for its 763 pubs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Extra flavour: NQ64's Shoreditch opening is its first site to offer food

Inside drinks and gaming bar NQ64's 10th site

By Gary Lloyd

Arcade bar NQ64 has launched its biggest site to date and the first of its 10 locations to offer food. Here are some pictures to show you what to expect there.

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