Pub Company

MA200: shortlisted finalists revealed

MA200 finalists revealed

By The PMA Team

The shortlisted finalists for the MA200 awards for multi-site managed pub companies have been unveiled. In the Best Food Offer category, Anglian...

Charity: licensees free-of-tie on at least one microbrewed cask-ale product

Punch steps away from the cake

By The PMA Team

Licensees can be put off by the way pubcos grab their profits through rent. Punch has a new plan to retain good operators, says The PMA Team.

George & Dragon: got a £285,000 refurbishment

Bucks Pub Co to double estate to eight

By Gemma McKenna

Buckinghamshire Pub Company plans to double its estate to eight sites, following a joint £285,000 revamp of one of its sites with Punch Taverns....

Great British Pub Food Awards: pub company finalists unveiled

Pub company food finalists announced

By Jo Bruce

The finalists in the Morning Advertiser's Great British Pub Food Awards' pub company awards have been revealed. The 2010 winners will be announced...

Darby: opportunity for licensees to increase margin

Marston's price deal offers growth

By The PMA Team

Marston's Pub Company has unveiled two initiatives aimed at providing its 1,600 tenants with a chance to grow their businesses. Division boss...

Tchenguiz: deal with Heineken

Heineken to take over Globe

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Heineken will takeover the Globe Pub Company in late 2010 - following its £180m acquisition today by a holding company.

JDW: committed to staff training

JDW ramps up training programme

By Ewan Turney

JD Wetherspoon is the first pub company to commit to the Government's skills pledge initiative. The pledge is a voluntary, public commitment to...

Regionals are getting more interest in pubs

Recession prompts rise in pub applications

By Gemma McKenna

Regional brewers say applications for tenanted pubs have risen sharply since the start of the year — with increased redundancies cited as a reason....

Marston's: holding back rises

Marston's absorbs beer rises

By The PMA Team

Marston's Pub Company is to absorb a series of price rises to help pub tenants through the first quarter of 2009.

Charity: how much profit will pubcos share?

Just how bad is it out there?

By The PMA Team

A leading City analyst emailed me this week to claim that analysis of the pub sector has become far too black and white, with managed companies...

Marston's have let over half of its available vacancies

Marston's leases going well

By The PMA Team

Over half of the 47 lease opportunities placed on the market at the end of April on behalf of Marston's Pub Company have been successfully let by agent Christie+Co.

Marstons launches best pub search

Marstons launches best pub search

Marston's Pub Company has launched its annual awards to recognise the best in its estate. In addition to the prestigious top prize of Marston's Pub...

White Lion

White Lion

Barthomley, Cheshire Marston's Pub Company tenancy As you would expect from a thatched country inn built in 1614, the White Lion is all about...

PubChef's winners

PubChef's winners

A former London PR director turned pub owner and self-taught chef has been crowned PubChef of the Year 2008. Ross Williams, who left London five...

City diary

City diary

By The PMA Team

Cannon has plenty to grouse about A little local difficulty for serial entrepreneur Michael Cannon who has been left facing a legal bill for nearly...

City diary

City diary

By The PMA Team

Blowing in the wind I can't be the only one curious to see what the wind turbine on top of JD Wetherspoon's new green pub, the Kettleby Cross, in...

Marston's shakes up property team

Marston's shakes up property team

Marston's Pub Company has made four new appointments in its property team. Iain Jackson has been promoted to the role of estates director, having...

Marston's buys four pubs for £5.5m

Marston's buys four pubs for £5.5m

By John Harrington

Marston's Pub Company is looking for new licensees to run four "flagship" pubs it bought this week from the Rutland Pub Company for £5.5m.

NewsDigest

NewsDigest

The Clear Pub Company (CPC), a fledgling business set up by Duncan Ward and Andy Wilkinson, has launched with the acquisition of 25 leasehold sites...