Cheshire Cat Pubs

Out of print: Great British Pub Awards Pub of the Year owner Tim Bird says restaurants are above pubs when it comes to guide books


Lack of guide books means people are not finding pubs

By Tim Bird, owner of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Inns

Where have all the guides gone? That is my question and I am not referring to the helpful folk who talk us around a stately home or indeed the younger version who help the community, collect badges and, in my experience, bake rather nice cakes for charity.

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.

The Big Interview: Tim Bird

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...