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Bright future: The Coaching Inn Group chief executive Kevin Charity said the company was looking to 'expand the estate at pace' (image: Getty/MicroStockHub)

RedCat continues to grow inn portfolio

By Nikkie Thatcher

Rooney Anand’s investment vehicle RedCat Pub Company has announced the purchase of the Castle of Brecon hotel, bringing the number of pub hotels owned by its subsidiary The Coaching Inn Group to 26.

Number crunching: nightclubs saw the biggest change in site numbers across the hospitality sector with a fall of 9.8% from March 2021 to March 2022 (image: Getty/ilbusca)

Pandemic cost licensed sector 9,200 venues

By Nikkie Thatcher

The number of licensed premises has fallen by more than 9,000 now compared to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, figures have revealed.

Building history: the Wynnstay Hotel & Spa is Grade II-listed and has been a part of Oswestry since 1727

RedCat estate tips over 100 sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

The investment vehicle founded by former Greene King boss Rooney Anand, RedCat Pub Company has added to its portfolio with the Wynnstay Hotel & Spa, building on its existing estate of more than 1,000 hotel rooms.

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Property round-up

£121k revamp of Herts GK pub and boutique pub with rooms opens in Newbury

By Gary Lloyd

The latest property news includes Greene King Pub Partners’ renovation of a village pub in Hertfordshire, Red Lion Holdings’ restoration of a site with boutique pub and rooms in Berkshire, a new Punch Pubs site and London Fields Brewery site placed on...

Growing portfolio: the Crown in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire takes the company's bedroom total to 1,000

RedCat grows accommodation offer with latest acquisition

By Nikkie Thatcher

Former Greene King boss Rooney Anand’s pub investment vehicle RedCat Pub Company has acquired the Crown Hotel in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, taking its portfolio to approximately 100 sites.

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.

Industry celebration: the 2021 Publican Awards were held virtually on Tuesday 30 March

Publican Awards 2021

Best Accommodation Operator - Stay Original Company

By The Morning Advertiser

South west-based Stay Original Company picked up a pair of Publican Awards at this year’s virtual ceremony – kicking off the evening by winning the Best Accommodation Operator prize.

The award for Best Accommodation Operator will be presented to a pub company which has focussed on offering accommodation as a key part of the business

Publican Awards 2021

Meet the finalists: Best Accommodation Operator

By The Morning Advertiser

The award for Best Accommodation Operator, sponsored by Asahi, will be presented to a pub company which has focussed on offering accommodation as a key part of the business.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 14

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Are we all going on a summer holiday?

By Ed Bedington

The ever-changing announcements on holidays is the theme of the latest edition of the podcast, tackling the question of are staycations an option for customers and how this could impact pubs. The team are also joined by Liberation Group managing director...

'Transformational year': 'it is easy to forget the financial year started in April 2019 with the sale of the Fuller’s Beer Business to Asahi Europe for an enterprise value of £250m,' Fuller's Simon Emeny said

Coronavirus puts £10m dent in Fuller’s figures

By Stuart Stone

Fuller, Smith and Turner is in a ‘stronger position than many’ according to its chief executive, despite the coronavirus’ estimated eight-figure impact on company trading.

Top of the list: JD Wetherspoon's rooms (not pictured) fared well in the survey

JDW 'best hotel group' in UK

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) was rated one of the best hotel chains in the UK, according to review site Which?.

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.