Republic Of Ireland

Wetherspoon and Heineken resolve drinks supply row

Wetherspoon and Heineken resolve drinks supply row

By Mike Berry

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has resolved its row with Heineken over its drinks supply agreement, just under a month after the pubco announced it had ended its 35-year relationship with the brewer.

Wetherspoon's ditches Heineken after row over Irish pub drinks supply

Wetherspoon's ditches Heineken after row over Irish pub drinks supply

By Mike Berry

JD Wetherspoon has announced that it is ditching Heineken across its entire 926-strong pub estate with immediate effect, after the drinks group refused to supply Heineken lager and Murphy’s stout to the company’s new pub in Dun Laoghaire in the Republic...

JD Wetherspoon Ireland

Wetherspoon's secures first pub in Ireland

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon, the managed operator, has exchanged contracts to purchase its first pub in the Republic of Ireland and says it plans to open between 10 and 20 in the country over the next five to 10 years.

Greene King Ireland

Greene King 'targets sites in Ireland'

By John Harrington

Greene King and another major British pub group are looking to follow JD Wetherspoon by entering the Irish pub market, according to the Irish Times.

Calls for a VAT cut

BBPA calls for VAT cut

By Michelle Perrett

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the UK government to consider dropping VAT to aid recovery, boost jobs, and help consumers.

Magners: volumes up in the UK

Magners on the up in the UK

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

C&C Group has reported an increase in pre-tax profits on the back of a 3.6% volume growth of Magners in The UK. The Irish drinks company, has...

Guinness: trialling 'pour your own'

Guinness asks UK to pour their own

By Robyn Black

Diageo is in talks to bring its "Pour Your Own Pint" tables for Guinness to UK pubs. The system has already been trialled in 220 venues in Dublin.

Nuttall: wants separate smoking rooms

UKIP urges smoking ban review support

By Ewan Turney

A Euro MP has written to every North West MP urging them to support a review of the smoking ban in pubs. UKIP's Paul Nuttall is asking for support...

M&B: new appointments

M&B appoints two non-executive directors

By The PMA Team

Managed pub company Mitchells & Butlers has appointed Denis Jackson and Ray MacSharry as non-executive directors. Denis Jackson has significant...

Tennent's: sold to C&C Group

AB InBev sells Tennent's to C&C

By Ewan Turney

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInbev) has sold Tennent's lager and its associated trading assets to C&C Group for £180m.

BitterSweet Partnership: new Coors arm

Coors woos women drinkers

By Robyn Lewis

Coors Brewers has established a new business arm in a bid to win over women to beer. The BitterSweet Partnership has been set up following research...

Stress origin of pork to reassure customers

Stress origin of pork, says BPEX

By Claire Elliott

BPEX is urging caterers to state clearly on their menus the country of origin of all the pork dishes and pork products they serve, to reassure...

Britvic acquires C&C's soft drinks

Britvic acquires C&C's soft drinks

Britvic has announced it has agreed to acquire the soft drinks and distribution businesses of C&C Group plc (CCSD) for £169.5m in cash.



Dennis Griffiths Licensee of the Miners' Rest, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, extols the virtues of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations...

Hosts must plan for ban warn Eire pubs

Hosts must plan for ban warn Eire pubs

By John Harrington

Licensees who plan ahead and make the best use of their resources will survive the fall-out from the smoking ban. That is the message from licensees...