Property

Capital site: the Britannia sits close to London Bridge

MY PUB

My Pub: The Britannia, London Bridge

By Gary Lloyd

The Smok’d pub company operates a number of sites that focus on a barbecue food approach coupled with great atmospheres and drinks – and the Britannia is no exception.

Opinion: Aiden Smith (pictured) shares his thoughts on the current economic challenges faced by pubs

OPINION

OPINION: Innovative financing 'imperative' for pubs

By Aiden Smith, licensee of the Chequers, Milton Keynes

There are three main areas to the successful operation of a public house, those being ownership, location and offering, including price, food and events etc.

Keys to the door: Dodo Pub Co boss Leo Johnson

Dodo brings portfolio up to 9 sites

By Ed Bedington

Neighbourhood pub specialists the Dodo Pub Company has announced an expansion to its operations with the takeover of the White House in Oxford.

Data analysis: pub and bar company insolvencies increased by 30% in the year ending 30 April (image: Getty/Alexander Sanchez)

Pub and bar insolvencies soar by 30%

By Felicity Giles

The amount of insolvencies of pub and bar companies has increased by almost a third (30%) as 784 were lost in the past year.

Next chapter: Duo takes on third lease with Greene King Pub Partners

Greene King operator takes on third site

By Rebecca Weller

Cheshire-based multiple operators have taken on their third lease with Greene King Pub Partners, the leased, tenanted and franchised division of Greene King.

Pledges made: the Conservative party has laid out its manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election on 4 July (image: Getty/Abdullah Durmaz)

UKH welcomes biz rates reform pledge

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has welcomed a pledge in the Conservative party’s election manifesto that claims it will commit to fixing the ‘unfair burden of business rates’ for hospitality firms.

Property: This week's round-up features Star Pubs & Bars, Flight Club, M&B, Arc Inspirations and more

PROPERTY ROUND-UP

Star operator takes on third lease

By Rebecca Weller

This week's property round-up features investments from Star Pubs & Bars, Flight Club, M&B, Arc Inspirations and more.

Shocking incident: Car crashes into Langport Arms (Credit:Getty/gorodenkoff)

Car crashes into 600-year-old pub

By Rebecca Weller

A Somerset pub and hotel has shared its gratitude for employees who “acted promptly” after a car crashed into the 600-year-old venue in a “shocking” incident.

Unique identity: Greene King Pub Partners adds two more pubs to Nest portfolio

Greene King opens two more Nest pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Greene King’s leased, tenanted and franchise arm has announced the opening of a further two Nest pubs following its launch earlier this year.

Summer favourite: pubs such the New Inn in West Sussex are taking advantage of wine

FEATURE - WINE

FEATURE: Make your wine sales rise as weather improves

By Michelle Perrett

Gone are the days when anyone asking for a glass of ‘dry white’ in a pub would be faced with rolling eyes as the bar member scrambled through the back bar fridge to find a bottle that had likely been open for at least a week.

Sales boost and high-end predictions: All Bar One (pictured) is one of M&B's brands

M&B lfl sales up 7% and buys Pesto Restaurants

By Gary Lloyd

Mitchells & Butlers has claimed to be outperforming the market in like-for-like (lfl) sales and expects its annual results to be at the top end of its forecasts.

What does the Fox say? pub licensee Andy King has plenty of events going on for his customers

MY PUB

My Pub: The Fox, Birmingham

By Gary Lloyd

Andy King has been at the helm of the Fox on Lower Essex Street in Birmingham since 1997 and is the longest serving publican in the city’s gay village.

Rocket fuel: Andrew Fishwick tells MA Leaders attendees why he started acquisition and investment vehicle Hestia

MA LEADERS

Fishwick: 'We want to add rocket fuel to businesses'

By Rebecca Weller

Andrew Fishwick wants to add “rocket fuel” to firms and champion the sector amid falling confidence from shareholders with new acquisition and investment vehicle, Hestia PLC.

Cautiously optimistic: OakNorth predicts boost to trade from June onwards in inaugural report (Credit: Getty/jpa1999)

OakNorth shares 'cautious optimism' for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Firms should be “cautiously optimistic” with a summer of sport set to boost trade after a challenging six months, according to the inaugural Hospitality Tracker Report from OakNorth bank.