Northern Ireland

Full integration expected: Heineken completes acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs

Heineken completes acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs

By Georgina Townshend

Heineken has said it will 'fully integrate' the 1,900 Punch pubs into its existing Star Pubs & Bars estate after completing the acquisition, as part of a back-to-back deal with Patron Capital, yesterday (29 August).

Positive impacts: The Tory and DUP deal has given the hospitality sector hope

What the Conservative and DUP deal means for pubs

By Michelle Perrett

The Conservatives’ deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to form a majority Government has already given the hospitality sector hope in the form of a potentially softer Brexit and a reduction in VAT.

Champions: Leicester were not the only impressive underdog in 2016

Sport

Full-time Fletch reflects on 2016

By Darren Fletcher, BT Sport commentator

Darren Fletcher reflects on why from Leicester to Northern Ireland, 2016 will be looked back on as the year of the underdog.

There are more matches for pubs to show in this year's European Championship

Summer of Sport

Making the most of Euro 2016 in your pub

By Nigel Huddleston

This summer’s Euro 2016 sees the expansion of the tournament finals from 16 to 24 teams, resulting in 20 more matches being available for football fans to watch in an atmosphere that is second only to a stadium itself — the pub.

Pub openings gallery: September 2015

Pub openings

Pub openings gallery: September 2015

By Oli Gross

The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs up and down the UK which newly opened or have been refurbished in September 2015.