The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 52

The Lock In Podcast

Looking ahead to 2023

By Ed Bedington

In the last episode of the year, the Lock In team assemble a crack team of guests to assess what the year ahead is likely to hold for the pub trade.

Multi-site operator: the group also operates a commercial property portfolio, Barkby Hospitality (comprising Barkby Pubs and Workshop Coffee) and Centurian Automotive Ltd (image: Getty/John Lamb)

Barkby Pubs trade strongly on reopening

By Michelle Perrett

Barkby Group, the pub gastro pub operator and diversified business group, said despite the fact its pubs were materially impacted by Covid-19 and national lockdown, it has traded ahead of expectations between 17 May and 30 June 2021, when restrictions...

Comeback:  New operation by Craft Union Pub Company is putting wet led back on the menu

The Big Interview: Craft Union's Frazer Grimbleby

By Ed Bedington

At the time the smoking ban came into force, many suggested it was the final nail in the coffin of the traditional wet-led pub. But 10 years on, a new operation has emerged which is leading the crusade to put wet led back on the menu.

ALMR to revise tips code

ALMR to revise tips code

By Emily Sutherland

The Association of Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is to re-vise its code of practice to help pub operators navi-gate the tipping minefield that has dominated recent headlines.

What is the MA300?

Club guide

What is the MA300?


Multi-site operator? Join our MA300 business club - it's free to attend, and costs nothing but your time and attention. And we promise it will be worth it.

Punch names its operator of the year

Punch names its operator of the year

By Ellie Bothwell

Punch Taverns has named John Vassallo, partnership development manager for North London, as its Operator of the Year.

Sky to sponsor MA250 club

Sky to sponsor MA250 club

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) is pleased to announce that satellite broadcaster Sky has signed up to become a sponsor of the MA250 business club for multiple operators.

Dixon: more transparency

BISC: Better news for prospective tenants

By John Harrington and Michelle Perrett

Consultant Phil Dixon stressed that there is more transparency now after the new updated pubco codes of practice dictated that shadow profit and loss...

Slee: new post

Former CCE man moves to Punch

By The PMA Team

Andy Slee, former head of on-trade for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), is to take a full-time role at Punch Taverns.

Home Office: wants changes to licensing

Trade fears over 'done deal' on licensing

By Ewan Turney

It was a good, open meeting where the trade got to put its points across but concerns remain about whether the licensing overhaul is already a done...

Embargo 59: club has paid for its refurb already

Eclectic Bars to continue expansion

By Ewan Turney

Eclectic Bars, the Sakura and Po Na Na operator, plans to continue its expansion after unveiling strong trading results.