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A player in many markets: JW Lees operates 42 managed houses and has 96 Pub Partners

JW Lees ready to expand in 2022

By Gary Lloyd

Historic brewer and pub operator JW Lees has hunkered down during the pandemic to concentrate on survival first and foremost but that looks certain to change in the new year.

No music, no pub: Petition to save the Duke of Cornwall's licence nears 2,000 signatures (Getty/ milangonda)

Almost 2,000 sign petition to save live music pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The licensee of the Duke of Cornwall felt “the whole town plus people from out of Weymouth [are] on our side” as a petition to save the Dorset-based pub’s licence has scored almost 2,000 signatures.

When will the best boutique hotels be revealed?

Top 50 Boutique Hotels

Top 50 Boutique Hotels list launches for luxury sector

By Ed Bedington

Building on the success of the Top 50 Gastropubs and Cocktail Bars brands, The Morning Advertiser is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new list, focusing on the luxury hotel sector.

Deals and openings: the Three Horseshoes in Headingley is the latest deal in the partnership between Your Friendly Local and Greene King Pub Partners

Property round-up

Latest openings in the sector and sites for sale

By Gary Lloyd

New openings for Coppa Club, Manahatta and Bulldog Gin are among the sector’s new openings. Meanwhile, estate agent Savills’ Paul Breen looks at the future for city centre-based businesses.

Which pub is best for rooms?

GBPA Best Pub for Rooms: The Knife & Cleaver

By Ed Bedington

Recent investment by Copper Birch Inns to transform the Knife & Cleaver has seen a struggling site more than triple its turnover and net it the title of Best Pub for Rooms in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Big announcement: the list reveal will be taking place later this year

Top 50 Boutique Hotels to launch later this year

By The Morning Advertiser

Following huge success in highlighting and promoting the best in the business when it comes to gastropubs and cocktail bars, the Top 50 brand is now expanding further into hospitality with the launch of the definitive guide to boutique hotels.

Sales data: the research found total sales across managed on-trade sites were down just 6% when compared with 2019 trading (image: Getty/sturti)

Trading positive for managed pubs

By Michelle Perrett

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups lifted sales back close to pre-Covid-19 levels in July to continue hospitality’s recovery from the pandemic, the new edition of the Coffer CGA Business Tracker has revealed

Staycation future: the trend is set to continue into Autumn

Staycation boom set to stay

By Michelle Perrett

The demand for UK staycations is set to continue into the Autumn, Cornwall-based brewery St Austell has revealed.

Portfolio expansion: the 18 sites acquired by RedCat from The Coaching Inn Group are across a number of counties

RedCat acquires The Coaching Inn Group

By Nikkie Thatcher

Former Greene King boss Rooney Anand’s investment vehicle RedCat Pub Company is set to acquire The Coaching Inn Group for a rumoured £50m.

Shortlist unveiled: the contenders for this year's 'pub Oscar's' are out

Great British Pub Awards

2021 Great British Pub Awards finalists revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Following two rounds of rigorous judging, this year’s shortlist for the industry’s ‘pub Oscars’ - the Great British Pub Awards – has been announced.