Milton Keynes

Stonegate's Missoula concept to grow

Missoula ‘bias’ in Stonegate site conversions

By John Harrington

Stonegate’s conversions of its Living Room sites will have a “bias” towards Missoula, the group’s new US-inspired venture, according to chief executive Toby Smith.

Milton Keynes rejects late-night levy

Milton Keynes rejects late-night levy

By Gurjit Degun

Pubs, clubs and bars in Milton Keynes may not be subject to paying a late-night levy, after the licensing sub-committee recommended that such a fee should not be adopted.

Thomas snaps up four sites

Thomas snaps up four sites

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Steve Thomas, the former head of Luminar, has picked up four sites formerly operated by his old company after landlord X-Leisure assigned the leases of the units to his nightclub-operating firm We Are Dance.

No smokers on the street for Stony Stratford

Trade concerned over smoking bylaw scheme

By Adam Pescod

A Buckinghamshire town is attempting to be the first to ban smoking on its streets. The initiative in Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes, is...

Town tries to ban street smoking

Buckinghamshire town attempts street smoking ban

By John Harrington, M&C Report

A Buckinghamshire town is attempting to be the first to ban smoking on its streets - a move that may cause concern for operators of land-locked pubs and bars.

Thomas: runs No Saints

No Saints' cabaret club bid

By The PMA Team

No Saints, the company run by ex-Luminar boss Stephen Thomas, aims to open a site in a Berkshire town. The company is reported to have put in a...

Oceana: karaoke room launch

Luminar in Lucky Voice karaoke link-up

By Gurjit Degun

Luminar Leisure is launching dedicated karaoke rooms at its flagship Oceana nightclub in Milton Keynes. Running under the Go Go Karaoke brand,...

Luminar Leisure: sold Jam House

Luminar sells Birmingham Jam House

By Ewan Turney

Nightclub operator Luminar Leisure has completed the sale of The Jam House in Birmingham to No Saints — the company run by former Luminar boss...

Another Little Gem: the Howard Arms, Ilmington, Warks

Wilkins opens his third Little Gem

By The PMA Team

Entrepreneur Steve Wilkins, who runs Little Gems Country Dining, has taken on his third pub, the Charles Wells-owned Park, in Bedford. The Park is...

Hungry Horse: performing well

Greene King: Hungry Horse expands 50%

By The PMA Team

Greene King has expanded its Hungry Horse brand by 51 sites in two years — around 50% — with a growth spurt of 26 new sites in the past five...

Mercury Inns: suffered at two leasehold sites

Mercury collapse links to pub losses

By The PMA Team

The collapse of highly-rated Mercury Inns last November has been linked to large losses at two leasehold pubs — one tied and one free-of-tie — by...

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Canalside Lion is poised for new era

A canal-side pub and restaurant with its own deli and café in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, has been placed on the market with the Milton Keynes office of Christie+Co.