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Pub Chef Opinion: Offering food is the way to go

By Lesley Foottit

To steal Booker’s guide title, it’s ‘all about food’ in the pub market. More of the big operators are increasingly putting their focus on how to help their licensees install a food offer or improve existing ones for greater profit.

Morgan: The pub sector is good at recognising excellence

Morgan: Being the best you can be is surely the prize

By Neil Morgan

By the time you read this the shenanigans at a certain recent awards ceremony will probably be a dim and distant memory, and I won’t go into repetitive detail here, but it did lead me to question the value of awards and rewards.

Conman complaints stream in

Conman complaints stream in

By Gurjit Degun

Complaints about a conman fleecing licensees out of hundreds of pounds have been streaming into the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, following an exclusive story last week.

Adrian Bailey: 'Reserving judgment' on appointment

BISC: Bailey will reserve judgement on PICAS panel chair

By Michelle Perrett

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BISC) chairman Adrian Bailey has said he will “reserve judgement” on the decision to elect Rodger Vickers as panel chairman of Pub Independent Conciliation Advisory Service (PICAS).

Over here: a touch of the States in Basildon, Essex

Fantastic first week at Grand Central

By Adam Pescod

TLC Inns founder Steve Haslam has reported a “fantastic” first week for his new American Bar-Grill outlet, Grand Central, in Basildon, Essex.

BIS: Pubco critics slate Government response

BIS: Pubco critics slate Government response

By Adam Pescod

Anti-tie campaigners have slammed the government’s response to the Business Innovation and Skills Committee’s (BISC) report into the pubco-tenant relationship.

Townsend: pouring pints for Pub Week

Pub chain boss Townsend does the rounds

By Adam Pescod

A pub in Hayes, Middlesex, was at the centre of the British Pub Week celebrations as Enterprise chief operating officer Simon Townsend and BII chief executive Neil Robertson popped in to do a shift behind the bar.

Wetherspoon: high praise

Wetherspoon is tops for customer service

By Gurjit Degun

JD Wetherspoon has been named as Britain’s best pub operator for customer satisfaction in the second major national study by customer experience specialist Nunwood.

Brothers Cider: working with the Scream chain

Brothers contest to run in Scream bars

By Jessica Harvey

Brothers Cider is working with the Scream chain of student bars to give customers the opportunity to create a new Brothers flavour.

Pave of venison: game season has started

BASC promotes advantages of game

By Lesley Foottit

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is encouraging more people to try game as the season starts.

The Boadicea: a fantastic business opportunity, according to Marc Della-Riva

Dalla-Riva seals pub deal

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Chef Marc Dalla-Riva, who formerly worked under Gary Rhodes at Bibendum and Launceston Place, is making a move into the pub trade by taking a lease on a central London pub.

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...

Jim Walsh: highly respected

Jim Walsh passes away

By Ewan Turney

Renowned and highly respected pub operator and industry figure Jim Walsh has passed away following a long illness. Walsh founded the Commer Group in...

Accused: Greg Mulholland claims Ted Tuppen made 'contradictory statements' to BISC committee

Mulholland and Tuppen clash over RICS

By Adam Pescod

Pub campaigner Greg Mulholland MP and Enterprise chief executive Ted Tuppen have clashed over Enterprise Inns compliance with RICS guidelines.

BISC Committee inquiry starts today

BISC Committee inquiry starts today

By Ewan Turney

The first hearing for the Business, Innovation & Skills Committee's (BISC) follow-up inquiry into pubcos begins today (30 June).

Nick Leslau: Portfolio boost

3.8% rise for Max portfolio

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Max Property Group, which acquired 29 Enterprise Inns pubs in January, has reported a 3.8% uplift in the value of the portfolio at the end of March.

Harvester: one of the M&B brands in the tracker

Pubs and restaurants report fall in May

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Pub and restaurant groups reported the first fall in like-for-like sales this year in May, as they suffered a post-Easter and Royal Wedding hangover...

Tuppen (L) and Mulholland (R): crossed swords at last year's tenanted pub company summit

Tuppen can't make Mulholland meet

By Ewan Turney

A chance to see whether the thaw between MP Greg Mulholland and Enterprise boss Ted Tuppen is enduring, will have to wait. Mulholland had invited...

Get Set, Go Free: launches next month

Nestlé launches summer activities promotion

By Lesley Foottit

Nestlé will next month launch its 2011 Get Set, Go Free promotion that offers consumers the chance to try out a range of activities for free. The...

Appalled: Joe Cussens, of the Chequers in Bath

British Gas slated over 97% bill hike

By Gurjit Degun

A licensee has vowed never to deal with British Gas again after he received a renewal supply contract offering a 97% increase.

Tulloch: freehold option deals

Weston Castle: Thwaites deal working well

By Gurjit Degun

Northern-based multiple operator Weston Castle has revealed its high risk strategy to work with Thwaites to reopen closed pubs is "working well"....

Coulson: no substitute for careful checking

The high cost of shoddy advice

By Peter Coulson

Be wary of the number of advisers and agents, all promising to save you money or sort out your financial problems, says Peter Coulson.

Thwaites: marketing campaign

Thwaites' pub marketing drive for bumper period

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Lancashire brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites has revealed a new marketing campaign for its pubs during for the expected bumper trading period...

William and Kate will marry next month

One step away from royal wedding late hours

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Pubs and restaurants are just one step away from getting the automatic right to open later during the royal wedding after MPs approved the plan. MPs...

Newcastle Arms: revamp underway

Everards gives customers say on pub revamp

By John Harrington

Everards is giving customers the chance to have their say on the planned revamp of Nottinghamshire pub via an on-line blog. The Newcastle Arms,...