MA LEADERS CLUB
A number of operators revealed how they aim to boost staff retention within their businesses at The Morning Advertiser’s recent MA Leaders Club conference.
MA LEADERS CLUB
Sustainability and independent venues are important to the pubgoers of Bristol, delegates at The Morning Advertiser's MA Leaders Club heard in the city this week (Wednesday 13 September).
With the last MA Leaders Club meeting of 2023 taking place this week, we've taken a look at where we will be visiting as part of the event in Bristol.
With the MA Leaders Club crowd set to hit Bristol later this year (September), we’ve looked at the history of the city and its thriving food and drink scene.
Bars and restaurants in Bristol city centre will be able to extend their pavement licences for outdoor seating, after an online petition amassed more than 5,000 signatures.
Four pubs in Bristol within a five-minute radius of each other all announced they were shutting for good last week.
This year's final six in the Best Pub for Families category include some impressive initiatives. Here we take a closer look at the shortlist.
We've taken a deeper look into the pubs that have made it to the finals in the Best Pub for Entertainment category for the Great British Pub Awards.
Food and drink sales at pubs, bars and restaurants are in growth in only half of Britain’s 10 biggest city centres, as mounting financial challenges take their toll.
A dozen bars, bottle shops and breweries have collaborated to form a beer trail in Bedminster, Bristol as well as a special one-off pour in honour of the event.
Leading night-time economy advisers joined forces to discuss the economic, cultural and community value of the night-time sector at the Night Time Economy Summit in Bristol last Friday (8 April 2022).
Hospitality sectors in British cities including Bristol and Manchester are recovering their vibrancy as Covid restrictions wind down, according to new research by CGA and Wireless Social.
The first edition of the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) Night-Time Economy (NTE) Summit has been confirmed to take place from 7 to 8 April 2022 in conjunction with Bristol Nights and Savenightlife.
UK micropub owners said that phones “kill” conversation and show a “lack of respect”, while pub phone-bans help promote social interaction after lockdown-induced isolation.
Night-time economy advisers in Bristol, London and Greater Manchester have written to the Chancellor urging for more support in an “unprecedented period of restrictions.”
The firm behind London Cocktail Club and the Adventure Bar Group has revealed post-lockdown revenues almost matched the figures recorded during equivalent weeks in 2019.
The latest pub property round-up includes news of expansions into south west England by Flight Club and Boxpark while Corona and Inn Collection Group have made waves with new sites by the sea.
Sky News has reported potential shareholder unrest at M&B while Carly Heath has been unveiled as Bristol’s first night-time economy adviser.
Michelin-starred Bristol gastropub the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna is not closing down, but will change its direction this spring, chef-patron Josh Eggleton has told The Morning Advertiser (MA).
Bristolian pubgoers have expressed joy at the news an iconic reggae pub is to be reopened by a new operator.
Punters must wear a poppy this weekend or face being turned away from the Three Lions, Bristol.
The Alchemist, the Palatine Private Equity-backed cocktail bar and restaurant concept, is to invest £4.5m on three new openings, including its first moves into the south west and Wales.
South-west brewery and operator Bath Ales has converted one of its Bristol venues into a Beerd craft beer bar.
Beer and Food
Brewer and operator Bath Ales is refurbishing its Grapes pub in Oxford into a craft beer and pizza venue called Beerd.
Four pub operators have been named as winners in the city of Bristol’s fourth annual Good Food Awards.
Two award-winning Bristolian pub chefs have been shortlisted as finalists in the Bristol Good Food Awards 2015.
The South West pub market is continuing to show “positive signs of recovery”, with 34% of buyers new to the sector, latest research from Christie & Co has revealed.
David Cameron has welcomed the growth of community pubs and backed a project to bring a Bristol local back to life.
Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton is preparing to open a fish restaurant.
Pubs in Bristol are the latest in a string of areas to be threatened with restrictions for opening hours.
Family brewer Hall & Woodhouse has built a pub using 28 recycled shipping containers at Portishead Marina, Bristol, costing £2.4m.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but I love to cook. So it will come as no surprise that eating out is one of my favourite pastimes. Not only is eating good food in good company enjoyable, but I always find something to learn.
Two new appointments made to Portman Group Independent Complaints Panel
Two new members have been appointed to the Independent Complaints Panel – the body which considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing made under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice.
As fellow chefs will testify, one of the biggest challenges in our profession is staying motivated and on top of your game when spending day after day working unsocial hours in a sweltering kitchen.
Hall & Woodhouse buys four freeholds for managed estate
Hall & Woodhouse, the Dorset-based brewer and pub operator, has bought four substantial freehold sites in the past four months, which will be added to its managed estate.
The Michelin-starred Pony & Trap pub is behind a pop-up restaurant in Bristol next month.
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Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has opened its first two "smaller footprint" Harvester and Toby Carvery sites today.
The Campaign for Real Ale has begun a campaign to re-open seven well-known Bristol pubs that are currently boarded up.
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