The benefits of micropubs

The benefits of micropubs

By Robert Sayles

‘It appears to have everything prospective publicans crave; low start up costs, choice of location, competitive rent and FOT on a fantastic range of cask ales. It's the way to go for many of those thinking about entering the trade, isn’t it?’

Expensive: Free Butt’s closure during the year was costly

‘Customer malaise’ hits InnBrighton

By John Harrington

InnBrighton, the Brighton & Hove-based licensed multiple retailer, has posted a 19.1% fall in EBITDA for the year to 30 June 2011, with rising costs, poor weather and “customer malaise” hitting sales.

Stella Artois: reassuringly expensive?

InBev announces 7.8% price hike

InBev UK, the Stella Artois, Budweiser and Becks brewer, has announced it will increase the wholesale prices of its brands by 7.8% from 2 January 2012.The figure is duty exclusive.

Charity: every reader should be supporting our campaign to cut VAT to 5%

Gov’t needs to relieve tyranny of rising costs

The past week has been dominated by the latest round in the on-going tenant and pubco debate. But there’s one issue that we can all agree on. Businesses have been hit by wave after wave of cost increases in the past decade. The increase in regulatory...

Price increases at 3663

Price increases at 3663

By Gurjit Degun

Food-led pubs are set for more doom and gloom over food prices, as foodservice company 3663 has confirmed that it will increase the cost of 35% of its products this month.

Clayton: Trade is addicted to turnover figures

‘Control of costs and margins are key’

By Michelle Perrett

Will Clayton, the entrepreneur behind Gresham Inns and Leicester Square wine bar, the Cork & Bottle, claims that many businesses are spending a disproportionate amount of time looking to increase sales, when they are running a business where costs...

Cost of food is going up

Pubs’ food costs spiral upward

By Gurjit Degun

Food-led pubs are having to explore different menu options and cooking techniques in a bid to keep costs down as food inflation reaches 20% on some items.

Brunning & Price: Black Jug in Horsham is part of the TRG estate

Restaurant Group: pubs trading well

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has reported an increase in margins and profits at its pub restaurants for the 53 weeks to 2 January.


Property of the week

The Lower Chequer

- Tenancy

The Lower Chequer is tucked down Crown Bank in the quaint town of Sandbach, a thriving market town most well-known for its ancient Saxon Crosses...

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