Listed Building

Keeping tradition: campaigners left disappointed after listing application is rejected

Fight to keep Victorian heritage lost

By Alice Leader

Concerns have been raised after a Victorian pub was denied listed status to protect its heritage and deter developers who wanted to convert the site into flats.

Licensee of the Artisan, Siobhan Cook

Pub Awards: Best Newcomer finalist - The Artisan, Frome, Somerset


As a former head of events for the Marketing Society, running 80 events a year, Siobhan Cook knows how to throw a party – and she looks on her operation at the Artisan in the Somerset town of Frome as the opportunity to organise one big shindig.

Loungers' Alex Reilley said his aim was to open one site per month

Loungers profits up with more new sites in the pipeline

By John Harrington

Loungers, the Bristol-based café/bar group led by Alex Reilley and Jake Bishop, has reported a 41% rise in EBITDA before central overheads to £4.42m in the year to 30 April as it opened nine sites in the period.

Danson Stables: refurbed and reopen

Stonegate reopens the Danson Stables

By Lesley Foottit

Stonegate Pub Company has reopened a Kent pub has following an extensive £150,000 refurbishment. The Danson Stables in Danson Park, Bexleyheath,...

The Hub: Grace and Slater

Historic site for gastropub

By Jo Bruce

Restaurant operators Mark Friend and Steve Slater have opened a new gastropub inside one of Liverpool's most famous buildings. The duo, who own...