Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

By Nikkie Sutton

The MA500 business club hit Liverpool this month (Thursday 18 May) and included top tips from operators inside and outside the trade before an evening of networking at some of the city's finest venues.

Opportunity: Be At One operations director Andrew Stones reveals what the city has to offer

MA500 Member Profile: Andrew Stones on why Liverpool is a good bet

By Nikkie Sutton

After its inception in 1998, Be At One now has more than 30 bars across the country. After opening its Liverpool site just six months ago, operations director Andrew Stones outlines why operators should consider the thriving city and what it has to offer...

The Botanist Newcastle general manager Andrew Shiel-Redfern

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Managed Winner - The Botanist, Newcastle


Since opening on the top floor of Monument Mall in Newcastle town centre, New World Trading Company’s the Botanist has gone from strength to strength, taking upwards of £6m in its first year and delivering up to 3,000 covers a week.

The recently sold Crown in Lichfield, Staffordshire

City centres are embracing resurgence in sales

By Paul Davey

Despite the belief surburban towns are outgunning their big brothers, cities are embracing a positive change in property use, says Paul Davey, managing director at Davey Co

Eclectic would consider group acquisitions

Eclectic says group acquisitions a possibility

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Eclectic, the listed bar group, would look at groups for acquisitions as it sees the potential for consolidation in the late-night market, chief executive Reuben Harley has said.

Liverpool is one of the cities challenging London for its rate of pub openings

Regional cities rival London for pub openings

By John Harrington

Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are starting to rival London for the rate of new pub openings, as cities continue to dominate new openings at the expense of towns and suburbs.

Kolvin: “If used in an ill-considered way, EMROs could cause serious problems”

Best Bar None chairman: "EMROs could close down town centres"

By Adam Pescod

Early-morning restriction orders (EMROs) could “close down town centres” if they are implemented by local councils next year. That is the view of new Best Bar None chairman and leading licensing lawyer, Philip Kolvin QC, speaking to the Publican’s Morning...

MP calls for pub grants

MP calls for pub grants

A Cumbrian MP has called for the council to provide grants to pubs and, in return, ensure the site houses community services such as a Post Office or the local village shop.

Greene King runs online ale trails

Greene King launches online ale trails

By Adam Pescod

Greene King has launched a range of interactive online 'Ale Trails', which will offer virtual and real-life trips around some of London's best pubs....

Berkeley Bar & Grill: new high-end concept

Town & City's new premium concept

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Town & City Pub Company has launched a new premium concept called Berkeley Bar & Grill, which it hopes to roll out in major cities across the...

M&B: first Premium Country Dining outlet in city centre

First city site for M&B gastropub

By The PMA Team

Managed operator Mitchells & Butlers is to open its first ever Premium Country Dining gastropub in a city centre.

Camel: new design

New design for Camel targets chic

By Sonya Hook

Limited edition packs of Camel aim to cash in on increased demand in urban areas with a "Discover More" design.

Tuborg: Urban blitz campaign

Tuborg lines up £2m summer tour

By Robyn Lewis

Tuborg tuk-tuks will be travelling the country this summer as part of a £2m campaign for the Carlsberg-owned brand. The Urban Blitz campaign will...

Longden: great news for pubs

Pub is the Hub to roll out nationally

By Ewan Turney

The Pub is the Hub scheme will now be available on a national scale in both rural and urban areas, following the promise of a £1m grant from...

Martin: expansion plans

10,000 new pub jobs at JD Wetherspoon

By The PMA Team

JD Wetherspoon is to open 250 pubs in the next five years — creating 10,000 new jobs in the process. The managed operator today announced plans to invest £250m on opening new outlets.

BHF claims that high house prices has led to pub closures in the countryside

High rural house prices fuel pub closures

By Ewan Turney

A chronic shortage of affordable rural housing is helping to fuel the closure of hundreds of of country pubs and village shops. The National Housing...

Suburban set to open city centre venue

Suburban set to open city centre venue

By Ewan Turney

Yorkshire based Suburban Style Bar Company is set to open its first city centre venture - a £750,000 venue in the Leeds Gateway development. The...

Doorstaff to get flourescent armbands

Doorstaff to get flourescent armbands

By Ewan Turney

Doorstaff in Newport city centre will wear new fluorescent armbands so they are easily identifiable to the general public. The armbands will also...