Cheshire Cat Pubs

More proactive: pubco owner calls for level playing field on rates

BBPA restates stance on business rates after pubco’s criticism

By Georgina Townshend

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has reiterated its demand for radical business rates reform after Tim Bird, owner-operator of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, criticised trade bodies for being “too late” in calling for change.

Pub openings gallery - February 2016


Pub openings gallery - February 2016

By Oli Gross

The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at the pubs which were opened, renovated and reopened in February 2016.

Tim Bird: set up on his own after suddenly thinking “why am I doing this for a company? I needed to break free”

The Big Interview: Tim Bird

By Phil Mellows

Finally free of the corporate shackles and running his own pubs, Tim Bird, one of the pub industry’s foremost operations people, has been marshalling the skills and experience accumulated over decades to tackle one of the trade’s knottiest problems. Dog...