Managed Pubs

'Best possible alfresco experiences': 'We’re delighted to have been able to invest this funding in our managed pub estate, to ensure that we are well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers,' St Austell's Kevin Georgel said

St Austell reopens managed pubs

By MCA Insight

St Austell Brewery reopened 18 of its managed houses for outdoor service on 29 April, having made significant investments in its al fresco spaces.

Online event: the next MA500 conference will be taking place virtually (image: Getty/Russian Labo)

MA500

MA500 May 2021 agenda unveiled

By The Morning Advertiser

The next MA500 conference is set to take place on Thursday 13 May and we can now reveal the topics we will cover at the online event.

Industry celebration: the awards were held virtually this evening (Tuesday 30 March)

Publican Awards 2021

Publican Awards 2021 winners revealed

By Ed Bedington

Despite the challenge of one of the toughest years on record, pub companies across the UK have continued to excel, and this year’s Publican Awards has honoured those that continued to fly the flag in the face of utter chaos.

Reopening date: Young's is aiming to get its pubs open again for 17 May, according to the Government's proposed roadmap

Young’s forecasts positive cash flow by May

By MCA

Young’s has announced plans to reopen 140 of its managed pubs with outdoor spaces on or around 12 April, as well as an update to its finances which it gives it available borrowing facilities of £225m.

Cash injection: the investment will mean the pub's footprint will increase by a quarter (image: Getty/johan10)

JDW pumps £1.8m into city site

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to start developing on a Leeds pub, spending £1.8m and creating about 60 jobs in the process.

Fuller's finance: 'It has not been easy, but prudent financial management, an estate that is 92% freehold, and a strong balance sheet mean that we will be in the best possible position to get back on a growth trajectory, Simon Emeny explained

Covid measures hit Fuller’s for £22m in six months

By Stuart Stone

Pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner has revealed a swing of around £40m from profit to loss in its financial results for the 26 weeks to 26 September after its pubs spent more than half of the period in lockdown.

Transaction data: 'JDW sales were 22.5% below the equivalent Saturday last year. It is clearly not the case pubs are ‘dangerous places to be’,' the pub group boss Tim Martin said

JDW sales slump on Saturday before ‘rule of six’ enforced

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw year-on-year sales drop by more than a fifth (22.5%) on Saturday 12 September amid national reports of pubs and bars being flooded with customers ahead of the Government’s ‘rule of six’ coming into force today (Monday 14 September).