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Fruitful freshers: university areas see a rise in pub and bar numbers

Can university areas boost licensed premises?

By Alice Leader

New university students are nearing the end of their first term so, expectedly, many would have scoped out the best pubs and bars to establish their ‘go-to’ venue by now.

Big operation: Barratts opens at 9am and trades for up to 16 hours per day

My Pub: Barratts Sports Bar, Northampton

By Gary Lloyd

Barratts licensee Matthew McInerney explains how this sports mad venue has reached its top-of-the-table position and is also home to some of the world’s best snooker players.

Double standards: the Kings Arms sits on the ground floor while the adjoining Popworld brand is on the level above

My Pub: the Kings Arms, Morecambe, Lancashire

By Simon Longbottom

Adam Hulme took over the Kings Arms as general manager almost a year ago and has seen it through a million-pound transformation. Here, he tells Stonegate boss Simon Longbottom what makes the pub tick and where he’d like the pubco to invest in its future.

Top dog: Craig Steele had taken early retirement but took the role of licensee

IN ASSOCIATION WITH LONG LIVE THE LOCAL

My Pub: the Dog Inn, Belthorn, Lancashire

By Gary Lloyd

A co-operative group took over the Dog Inn in 2015 after its closure. Here, Community Benefit Society member Yvonne Brown explains how board member and licensee Craig Steele has made sure this pub is no shaggy dog story.

The A team: Ed Sheeran has taken the pub on with his manager Stuart Camp (image credit: Drew D F Fawkes https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ed_Sheeran,_V_Festival_2014,_Chelmsford_(14788797777).jpg)

Ed Sheeran opens pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Global pop star and Grammy Award winner Ed Sheeran has opened a west London pub with his manager Stuart Camp.

Foxing clever: Victoria and Gavin Hunt have worked in many industries before taking on two pubs

My Pub: the Fox at Lyng, Norfolk

By Gary Lloyd

With an exceptional food offer, the Fox at Lyng has become a destination pub for many in East Anglia. Co-licensee Victoria Hunt reveals all.

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