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The hunt is on for the Great British Pub

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The hunt is on for the Great British Pub


The hunt is now on for the UK’s best pubs and this year we’re making it even simpler for bars across the UK to enter the competition.

Punch unveils new operating format

Punch unveils new operating format

By James Wallin, MC Allegra FS

Punch Taverns has revealed details of its new operating models including a turnover based agreement, its first managed house and commercial free-of-tie arrangements as well as the potential to franchise out some of its concepts.

Enterprise Inns to reveal strategy

Enterprise Inns to reveal strategy

By M&C Report

Enterprise Inns has said it will reveal details of its strategy to grow its managed and commercial property estates in response to the demands of the pubs code.

Admiral and Punch rule out managed route

Admiral and Punch rule out managed route

By Ellie Bothwell

Punch Taverns and Admiral Taverns have both ruled out introducing managed divisions alongside their leased and tenanted estates, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) can reveal.

Rob Willock: It would be a folly for a business the size of Enterprise to just dabble in the managed pub sector because this is a labour-intensive model that rewards scale and efficiency.

Management gold rush

By Rob Willock

Directly managed pubs are suddenly in vogue among traditional leased and tenanted operators. We recently reported on Harveys’ plans to convert up to half of its estate to managed. Meanwhile Batemans, Brakspear, Charles Wells, Robinsons and Tadcaster are...

Charles Wells to open managed pubs

Charles Wells to return to managed pubs

By Mark Wingett

Charles Wells Pub Company is to return to the UK’s managed pub sector with the launch of a new pilot site in Cambridge under the umbrella Seadog Inns.

Property predictions for 2012

Property predictions for 2012

By Gurjit Degun

Our panel of experts anticipates bottom-end price rises, significant managed-house investment, a growing freehouse appetite and possible relaxation of the tie.

The Engineer: loved by its local clientele and famed across London

A potential own goal for M&B

By Pete Brown

Mitchells & Butlers' plan to turn the popular Engineer pub into a managed outlet could be disastrous for all, writes Pete Brown.

Pub property prices have stabilised

Pub property market remains fragile

By Gurjit Degun

Pub property prices stabilised in 2010, but the market remains fragile, according to leading property agent Christie+Co.

Geronimo Inns: in talks with Young's over sale

Young's in talks to buy Geronimo Inns

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Young's has confirmed it is in discussions to acquire Geronimo Inns, the highly-regarded managed pub business founded by Rupert and Jo Clevely. It...

Young's: pub purchase

Young's adds £2m Punch managed house

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Young's, the brewer and pub operator, has bought a £2m London managed pub from Punch Taverns. The group, led by Stephen Goodyear, has acquired the...

Michael Turner: good performance

Pub acquisitions fuel Fuller's profit growth

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Fuller's, the London-based brewer and pub operator, has this morning unveiled a 17% rise in pre-tax profits to £22.8m, partly on the back of pub...

Collyer: M&A set to return

Analyst: M&A set to return to pub sector

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

A leading City analyst has claimed a wave of new senior management in the pub sector could lead to a resurgence of M&A in the industry.

Jeanette and Adrian Clay

MA award winner crosses trade divide

By Tony Halstead

Award-winning pub manager Adrian Clay has crossed the trade divide to become his own boss as tenant of the Raikes Hall, Blackpool. Clay and his wife...

A Provence Ad

Provence closes managed pub division

By The PMA Team

Provence is closing its managed house division, Countrywide Inns, after heavy losses, the MA has learnt. The division has been running an estimated...