Diageo has planned a £40.5m investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Runcorn, Cheshire to support the growth of Guinness Draught and Guinness Zero.
Greene King Pub Partners has relaunched the Red Lion pub in Parkgate, Cheshire, following a £250,000 investment into its renovation from the pub operator and the sites new tenants.
Multiple pub operator Brunning and Price has acquired two new sites, taking its total estate to 79, with plans for an eightieth in the pipeline.
The average wages of pub and restaurant workers have risen by as much as 14%, driven by a shortage of staff in the hospitality sector.
A pub operator has thanked her regulars for coming to the rescue with a crowdfunding effort after a flood forced the pub to shut for weeks.
A free-of-tie lease for a Cheshire pub was agreed between Ei Group’s Commercial Properties business and Ego Restaurants.
The Victorian country home of the founder of Chester Zoo has been transformed into a gastropub.
While it is not a 'traditional' pie with a pastry lid, a study has found that shepherd's pie is the UK's favourite pie.
JW Lees, the brewer and pub operator, has reported record turnover of £67.7m for the year to 31 March 2017 and said it is hungry for acquisitions in the north-west.
Carrwood Catering has closed the doors at its Lord Binning pub in Kelsall, Cheshire, after six years running the site.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and British Beer & Pub Association have described the move by Liverpool City Council to implement a late-night levy as "disappointing" and questioned if the local authority has the powers to...
Plans for a late-night levy (LNL) have been introduced by Liverpool City Council (LCC) following deferral of a decision in March.
A council has turned down the opportunity to consult on a late-night levy (LNL) and early morning restriction order (EMRO).
The New World Trading Company's new site in York is set to create up to 60 jobs as it opens its doors this November.
A Cheshire pub hosted the county’s biggest gin festival and saw more than 2,500 in attendance.
Steve Nuttall, managing director of Shropshire brewer and pub operator Joule’s has revealed the company is re-evaluating its Craft Beer Bars concept after mixed results at two trial sites.
An employee of a Cheshire pub has hit out at the local council tightening his licence conditions, after residents complained about noise from an event that never actually happened.
Ian Wade, host of Trust Inns site the Ring O Bells in Christleton, Chester, is opening a pizza restaurant in the city.
Strong interest has been shown in the package of six Fat Cat Café Bars placed on the market last month, with all but one currently in legals.
Six Fat Cat bars up for sale
The majority of the Fat Cat Café Bars, the Derby-based pub company led by Matt Saunders, have been placed on the market.
Rise in canalside and riverside pubs coming to the market
Licensed property agents have seen a surge in canalside and riverside pubs coming to the market in the past six months, blaming the poor weather.
Pesto seals two more sites for its Pesto in a Pub format
Pesto, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain owned by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, has secured a further two sites for its fledgling Pesto in a Pub format and is looking at further opportunities for the concept.
Pesto seeks funds to expand pub format
Pesto, the north-west-based pub and restaurant chain owned by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, is in talks about raising new funds as it looks to open four more sites under its Pesto in a Pub format before the end of the year.
A Cheshire licensee has slammed a council for failing to protect his bar from “unfair” competition that he claims has left his business up to £17,000 out of pocket.
Top-end bar cocktail operator eyes expansion plan
A fledgling top-end cocktail-bar operator, which offers “platinum” members a chauffeur-driven Bentley to drive them home for £1,300 a year, plans to expand to five sites within five years.
A Manchester licensee has credited "good standards" after he was named Tenant of the Year at JW Lees' Pub of the Year awards on 7 June. Gerard Ford,...
Frederic Robinson's, the Stockport-based family brewer, has appointed Christie + Co to find tenants for four of its pubs in Cheshire.
Living Ventures' Tim Bacon will open four new businesses in 2011, including a coffee deli concept in Manchester.
The Orchid Group's first Halo Awards took place last week at the Pacific Oriental in London where eight awards were presented. More than 500...
Swiss chef Michael Riemenschneider has taken over a Thwaites-owned pub in Cheshire and relaunched it as a restaurant under the same name.
Stockport brewer and retailer Frederic Robinson has unveiled a 52% increase in pre-tax profits to £3.2m in the year to 31 December 2009. The...
Tim Bacon, the founder of Living Room bar and restaurant chain, is to launch a new concept in the West Kirby district of Wirral next month, called...
Beer and food matching: Nigel Crane's menu
Nigel Crane, a former sous chef under Anton Mosimann at The Dorchester, started Essential Cuisine in 1996. Based in Cheshire, the business is focused...
Hook Norton chairman dies
The chairman of Oxfordshire's Hook Norton Brewery, Richard Gilchrist, has been killed in a riding accident during a hunt meeting in South Cheshire....
Ten year pub ban for violent thug
Licensees have welcomed a court's decision to ban a violent thug from pubs in Chesire for 10 years.Chester magistrates slapped the landmark...
What kind of a licensee do you think Jose Mourhino would make? Peter Gatling Merry Harriers Clayhidon Devon I think he would make a terrific...
The Woodside, Crewe, Cheshire
Ian and Denise Marchant have seen an increase in the number of senior citizens visiting for lunch. Their pub, situated between Nantwich and Crewe,...
Pubwatch licensee banned from local pubs for six months
A pubwatch in Cheshire has slapped one of its own members with a six-month pub ban and discluded her from the organisation following a complaint....
More bogus letters demand money from pubs
Pressure is building for the government to protect licensees from bogus companies sending letters asking for money to meet new legislation. Following...
Agent's offering isa tale of two pubs
Two leasehold pubs one wet-led the other food orientated have come onto the market in the south Manchester area and both have asking prices of...
Hydes sees benefits of £5m Heritage Inns investment
Family brewer Hydes is expanding its Heritage Inns 'premium pub' concept.The opening newly-opened John Millington in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, is the...
Are you a member of a local pubwatch and if not, why not?
Mike Sugden NTK Blackpool We have a town centre licensees' forum and a town centre safe scheme operating in Blackpool. Ob-viously, the town gets all...
hits home Troublemakers over a wide area of Cheshire will in future face problems in getting a drink. The latest pubwatch to be launched in the...
Duke of Westminster speaks out against drunken disorder
The Duke of Westminster has called for a "shift in thinking" to tackle anti-social, drunken behaviour.The Duke was speaking at a Cheshire County...