North Yorkshire

Cooking up a storm: It's all hands on deck at Tommy Banks' new gastropub

Tommy Banks: 'Your business is only as good as its people'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Last month, Tommy Banks picked up keys to the pub where he washed pots as a kid. It was a real full-circle moment for the chef, whose high-flying career has carried him from championing sustainability to Michelin-starred heights.

Next chapter: Black Sheep Brewery has been acquired by Breal Group (Credit: Getty/andresr)

Black Sheep acquired by Breal Group

By Rebecca Weller

North Yorkshire-based Black Sheep Brewery, its shop and pubs have been acquired by lending and advisory firm Breal Group.

Award nominations: here are the final six contenders in the Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year category

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Meet the finalists for Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year

By The Morning Advertiser

With the Great British Pub Awards just days away from announcing and celebrating some of the best bars in the business, we take a look at some of the finalist that are in the running to take home some silver. Today it’s the turn of the bars that are competing...

J&S Pub Co takes on Star pub, Mist, in Scarborough

J&S takes on 5th Star site

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

North Yorkshire multiple operator, J&S Pub Company, has taken on its fifth Star Pubs & Bars pub, Mist in Scarborough, north Yorkshire, bringing its pub estate to seven.

Licensee successfully challenges smoking sign fine

Licensee successfully challenges smoking sign fine

By James Wallin

A licensee has warned fellow publicans to make sure they know their rights after a council wrongly threatened him with a £200 fine for not displaying the correct ‘no smoking’ sign.

FLVA reveals

FLVA reveals "forward-thinking" image

By Gurjit Degun

The Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations has revealed a new logo and website to show that it is a “forward-thinking” organisation.

Jim Walsh funeral revealed

Jim Walsh funeral details released

By Michelle Perrett

The funeral of respected pub operator and industry figure Jim Walsh will take place next Wednesday, 24 August at 1.30pm at Ampleforth Abbey in York....

the view from Battlesteads pub in Northumberland

Heavy snow hits pubs across country

By Tony Halstead

Heavy snow and arctic temperatures have hit hundreds of pubs across North Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland with scores of remote country inns...

Williams: new FLVA president

Sheffield host is new FLVA president

By Tony Halstead

Enterprise Inns lessee Nigel Williams has been installed as the new president of the Federation Of Licensed Victuallers Associations.

Kelly and Ashley McCarthy: pleased with freehold price

Top hosts buy two foodie freeholds

By Jo Bruce

Four award-winning licensees have bought the freeholds to their food-led pub businesses from Enterprise and Punch. Ashley and Kelly Mc-Carthy, of Ye...

Anne McIntosh with JDW manager Matt Creighton

Tory MP holds office in JDW pub

By Ewan Turney

Conservative MP and Shadow Minister for the Enviromnent, Anne McIntosh, held an hour-long surgery at a Wetherspoon's pub in Thirsk, in her north...

Business boosters

Business boosters

Ideas for driving food sales at your pub Big catch Where: the Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton, North Yorkshire The idea:...

Chocolate fountain

Chocolate fountain

Where: the Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton, North Yorkshire ? The idea: When chef/owner David Moss took over the Heifer two...

The Star

The Star

Owners: Andrew and Jacquie Pern (freehold) Head chef: Andrew Pern Turnover: £3m Covers per week: Approx 1,000 including private dining Wet:dry split...

2 The Star Inn

2 The Star Inn

By David Hancock

Despite being the second English pub to gain the coveted Michelin-star status, the Star Inn is still very much a country pub, says David Hancock The...