'Careful cost management': 'the directors have a view that The City and West End will take a year to return to pre-covid levels of trade,' an Urban Pubs & Bars statement said

Urban Pubs & Bars sees significant lockdown losses

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

Urban Pubs & Bars lost out on £2.5m in sales in the first month of the March lockdown, and incurred a significant shortfall in profit due to its inability to mitigate costs immediately at the point of closure.

Marston's reported sales growth across its estate

Marston's reports full-year sales growth

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Marston’s has reported like-for-like sales up 3.1% year on year in its Premium and Destination arm for the 52 weeks to 4 October 2014.

Mitchells & Butlers reported positive results for the past six months

Mitchells & Butlers sees sales hike in first half of year

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported a 1.1% increase in like-for-like sales for the 28 weeks to 12 April 2014 and said that its performance had been underpinned by a turnaround in volume performance.

JDW chair Tim Martin: 'The biggest danger to the pub industry is the continuing tax disparity between supermarkets and pubs'

JD Wetherspoon like-for-like sales rise 5.2%

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5.2% rise in like-for-like sales in the 26 weeks to 26 January, with profits before tax and exceptionals up 8.5% to £37.8m.

Young's has enjoyed an

Young's like-for-like revenue grows

By John Harrington

Young’s, the London-based pub operator, has reported a 5.6% rise in like-for-like revenue in the 26 weeks to 30 September against “strong comparatives” in the corresponding period last year.

Regular stocktaking is vital for any licensed trade outlet to

How using a stocktaker can help your pub


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Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

By Mark Wingett

Amber Taverns, the fast-growing operator of wet-led community pubs, saw EBITDA increase by one third to £6.8m in the year to 3 February as the 86-strong company reiterated plans to open 12 sites this year.

Bottled beer volumes rose 41.7% at St Austell

St Austell turnover breaks £100m mark

By John Harrington

St Austell Brewery, the Cornish brewer and pub operator, saw turnover exceed £100m for the first time in its history in 2012 as it bought more pubs and sold more beer.