National Pubwatch conference returns after two-year hiatus: speakers will discuss safeguarding issues across the sector  (2018 conference pictured)

National Pubwatch conference returns for 2022

By Rebecca Weller

A National Pubwatch conference focusing on safeguarding issues within the sector will be taking place on Tuesday 22 February 2022, following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

Shut us down: publicans in areas with household mixing bans have pleaded for the Government to issue more support (image: Roger Kidd, Geograph)

Pubs in second tier 'better off closed'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the second tier of coronavirus measures have said they would be “better off” closed as they brace for slumped trading with a household mixing ban.

Sweet spot: the Barley Twist is Castle Rock's first micropub

Castle Rock Brewery opens its first micropub

By Stuart Stone

Nottingham-based brewer Castle Rock opened its first micropub and wine cellar yesterday (19 December) – the 25th pub in its stable across the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

Vegan: Peacock is latest in series of pubs to shun meat and animal products


Nottingham pub goes 100% vegan

By Daniel Woolfson

A Nottingham pub has reopened after a brief refurbishment with a completely meat and animal product-free menu. 

Delegates visited Nottingham


PMA500: Six things we learnt

By Emily Sutherland

The PMA’s business club for multiple operators landed in Nottingham last month with a fresh new look - the PMA500. Operators from across the country enjoyed a day of presentations from top industry experts and suppliers, followed by a networking study...

PMA500 Nottingham: the day in pictures


PMA500 Nottingham: the day in pictures

By Emily Sutherland

The PMA500 met in Nottingham last week to discuss numerous pressing issues for multiple operators. Here are the best pictures of the day.

MA300 Nottingham: study tour venues revealed

MA300 Nottingham: study tour venues revealed

By Emily Sutherland

This month's MA300 event, which will take place on Wednesday 27 January 2016, is heading to Nottingham, a city whose strong brewing heritage and passion for craft beer has seen a wave of operators setting up shop. For Castle Rock's Lewis Townsend,...

Forget Robin Hood-there's far better reasons to visit Nottingham


8 reasons why MA300 chose Nottingham

By Emily Sutherland

The MA300 Business Club always has its fingers on the pulse of the most exciting cities for pubs and bars, having recently visited Newcastle, Shoreditch and Manchester. Next up, it’s Nottingham, a city becoming one of the best places to eat and drink...

GK chief Rooney Anand said the company was moving ahead with Spirit integration

Pub Sales

Greene King exchanges on 16-strong pub package

By James Wallin, M&C Allegra Foodservice

Greene King has exchanged contracts on the sale of the 16 pubs it was required to dispose of by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with the bulk of them going to Star Pubs & Bars.

Nottingham Street Pastors scheme avoids closure

Street Pastors scheme avoids closure

By Helen Gilbert

Nottingham’s Street Pastors scheme has temporarily avoided closure after securing £12,000 funding from the local business community.

JDW wins late night levy appeal


JDW wins late night levy appeal

By Ellie Bothwell

JD Wetherspoon has won an appeal against Newcastle City Council’s refusal to allow the company to vary three of its pubs’ hours to avoid paying a late-night levy.

The first course will he hosted on 29 January

Castle Rock introduces licensee training course

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

Castle Rock, the Nottingham-based brewer and pub operator, is launching a licensee training course in Nottingham to train personal licensees in hospitality and alcohol retailing.

Leading licensing barrister Philip Kolvin: 'It is simply baseless to suggest that [the variation] might undermine the licensing objectives'

Newcastle 'could face legal challenge' over JDW hours refusal

By Ellie Bothwell

The decision by Newcastle City Council to refuse JD Wetherspoon’s application to reduce its hours to dodge the city’s late night levy is likely to be overturned if there is a legal challenge, industry lawyers have claimed.

Nottingham's licensing committee will discuss the consultation on Monday (23 June)

Nottingham set to go ahead with late-night levy

By Ellie Bothwell

Nottingham City Council said it is likely a late-night levy will be approved next month, despite the fact 74% of respondents to the consultation have objected to the plan.

Revere's Pitcher & Piano brand

Revere Pub Company seeks more high-street locations

By John Harrington

Revere Pub Company, Marston’s premium pub arm, is in negotiations on a couple of high-street sites as it looks to add to its 18-strong Pitcher & Piano estate and unbranded portfolio this year.