On top of jobs news from Marston’s, Bacardi-Martini and the Mayor’s office in Goole, this week’s update includes news of 300 new roles at Shepherd Neame and the latest on the pandemic’s financial symptoms.
Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay has described an extended business rates holiday and a VAT cut throughout 2021 as a ‘minimum requirement’ after the imposition of England’s third national lockdown.
When a pubco announces plans to build a convenience store on a pub car park, it’s often met with uproar from licensees, regulars and locals. But Marston's pub the Plough and Harrow in Sutton Coldfield has an unusual problem – the site is based on...
Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has announced that it has disposed of 202 pubs for £90m to NewRiver Retail Limited, a specialist real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the UK food and value retail sector.
Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported “strong” trading performance in its most recent trading period, with like-for-like sales in its Destination and Premium pubs up 6% in the 10 weeks to 20 July.
It’s good to be noticed. Some years ago, I described the fermenting halls at Marston’s — the famous Union Rooms — as “the cathedrals of brewing”. A short time after these pearls of wisdom appeared in print, I was touring the Union Rooms again with a party...
I spent the other night sitting in a room above a pub, rubbing hops. This might seem like a strange thing to do. I mean, I like hops — most beer drinkers do — but isn’t rubbing them taking things a bit too far?