Multiple operator: Insolvency specialists were seeking a buyer for Rileys Sports Bars in 2020 (image: Getty/monsitj)

Rileys Sports Bars reports above expected trading

By Nikkie Thatcher

Thirteen-strong multiple operator Rileys Sports Bars has announced growth of 9% compared to 2019 across its estate for the three weeks since reopening on Monday 17 May.

All grown up: the team at the Botanist in Coventry, 'have high standards, work hard, innovate relentlessly and smile a lot'

My Pub: The Botanist, Coventry

By Robert Mann

At a time when the happiness and wellbeing of communities is threatened by pub closures, the latest branch of the Botanist demonstrates what a modern operator has to deal with these days. Sales manager Laura Gardner explains.

Sent to Coventry

Sent to Coventry

It's now 30 years since the Specials wrote their signature song Ghost Town describing the situation in Coventry following the decline of industry,...

Almanack: Best Customer Service award

Peach pubs win Godiva awards

By Lesley Foottit

Two Warwickshire pubs run by Peach pub company scooped awards in this year's Godiva competition last week. The Rose and Crown in Warwick won Best...

Peeping Tom: will convert to Value Carvery format

Orchid acquires Peeping Tom in Coventry

By Ewan Turney

Orchid has bought the freehold of the Peeping Tom in Coventry and plans to convert the site to its Value Carvery format. The Peeping Tom, a former...

Thukral: ambitious plans

West Midlands multiple looks to expand

By Lesley Foottit

A West Midlands licensee is hoping to open five more pubs in as many years despite the difficult trading conditions. Balwinder Thukral has built up...