Multiple business: the Box joins Arc's Manahatta venue in Birmingham

Arc to open biggest Box site to date

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Arc Inspirations is preparing to open its largest Box site in Brindleyplace, Birmingham next month (June).

City operation: Westside BID’s Mike Olley (far left), Bitters N’ Twisted’s Matt Scrivens (centre left) and Oval Real Estate’s Jo Salmon (centre right) lay out the Birmingham landscape

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What is Birmingham like to operate in?

By Nikkie Thatcher

New operators opening sites in Birmingham has helped it change and develop, delegates at The Morning Advertiser’s MA Leaders Club recently heard.

Multifaceted venues: pubs “underestimating the opportunities” presented by M&A activity within the sector (Pictured: MA Leaders Birmingham)

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M&A opportunities ‘underestimated’

By Rebecca Weller

Firms are “underestimating the opportunities” presented by M&A activity within the sector as operators look to take on “smaller locations”, according to property experts.

Out and about: Economic growth secure in cities but more support needed (Getty/ NORRIE3699)

Hospitality needs support to keep up growth

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs, bars and restaurants are recording positive sales in Britain’s major cities – but high inflation is making real-terms growth very difficult, according to the latest Top Cities report.

Closed doors: Victorian pub set to shut at the end of this month (Getty/ Rogan Macdonald)

Last orders at Victorian pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Victorian pub the Crown in Birmingham, West Midlands, is facing last orders at the end of October after 134 years in business.

Birmingham named Britain's most vibrant city: inflation and strikes threaten hospitality driven economic recovery in cities (Credit: Getty/ChrisHepburn)

Birmingham named UK's most vibrant city

By Rebecca Weller

Birmingham has been named Britain’s most vibrant city for the second successive period, the latest Top Cities report from CGA by NielsenIQ and leading connectivity solutions provider Wireless Social has revealed.

The sector's recovery: Birmingham named UK's most vibrant city (Getty/ georgeclerk)

Birmingham ranked UK’s most vibrant city

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Birmingham has been crowned the UK’s most vibrant city for the first time this year, new research from CGA by NielsenIQ and Wireless Social has revealed.

Award nominations: here are the final six contenders in the Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year category

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Meet the finalists for Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year

By The Morning Advertiser

With the Great British Pub Awards just days away from announcing and celebrating some of the best bars in the business, we take a look at some of the finalist that are in the running to take home some silver. Today it’s the turn of the bars that are competing...

End of an era: Prince of Wales in Moseley (interior pictured) to close at the end of the month (Credit: Greene King website)

Former BII award-winner to leave pub

By Rebecca Weller

A former British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) licensee of the year award winner has confirmed the closure of Birmingham pub.

Pubs rewarded: The Gun Inn has been named Marston's best pub

The Gun Inn crowned best Marston’s pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Gun Inn, Findon, West Sussex bagged top prize at Marston’s annual Pub of the Year Awards 2022 at the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham.

Done deal: Nightcap acquired all but two of Adventure Bar Group's sites (image: Getty/scyther5)

Nightcap raises £10m through share placing

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

Nightcap has raised £10m through a share placing in order to further its investment strategy and to roll out its recent acquisition of Adventure Bar Group (ABG).

Private socialising banned: new restrictions come into force in Birmingham today but people can still socialise in pubs

Birmingham restrictions 'won't impact pubs'

By Emily Hawkins

Restrictions on private gatherings come into force in parts of the West Midlands today (15 September) but people are still allowed to socialise with other households at pubs.

Pub closures: 315 pubs have been permanently closed, set to be demolished or converted for other uses since the start of 2020

315 pubs lost for good so far in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than 300 pubs have been permanently closed, set to be demolished or converted for other uses according to exclusive data for the 34 weeks and six days to 1 September 2020.

Record sales: Be At One noted the best trading figures in its history this Christmas

Be At One announces record festive trading

By Stuart Stone

Specialist cocktail bar group Be At One sold 500,000 cocktails during December – with best-selling cocktail, the Pornstar Martini, accounting for 67,252 of those.

Hare and Hounds: Managing director Adam Regan talks about his Birmingham pub. Image by Wanye Fox Photography.

My Pub: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

By Georgina Townshend

Around 10 years ago Adam Regan and his partners rescued the Hare & Hounds from disrepair. Since then, acts such as Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding have graced the pub – helping it to win Best Entertainment Pub at last year’s Great British Pub Awards....

Up and coming: Birmingham is the next exciting city on the MA500 club’s list

MA500 thrilling study tour unveiled

By Nikkie Sutton

The MA500 is coming to Birmingham and has arranged a fantastic study tour of some of the city centre’s most interesting and exciting venues to follow the day’s riveting line-up.

Pub, bar and restaurant regional trends


What do regional trends tell us about the current pub landscape?

By Ben Winstanley

AlixPartners and CGA Peach have released the third edition of the trade’s Market Growth Monitor, a survey of Britain’s restaurant, pub and bar supply. Ben Winstanley takes a closer look at the monitor’s data and discovers several regional trends affecting...

The bakery will supply to pubs in Birmingham

Project Artisan pub operator to open bakery

By Elliot Kuruvita

The operators of an Everards' Project Artisan pub in Birmingham are to open an artisan bakery which will supply other businesses in the city, including pubs.