River Thames

Expansion plan: two sites are added to Brakspear's managed estate

Brakspear managed estate hits 10 sites

By Michelle Perrett

Brakspear, the pub operator and brewer, is expanding its managed division with two pubs to transfer from its tenanted and leased business.

Ex-Duck & Waffle chef takes up head chef mantle

New opening

Fuller’s opens newly built pub on the Thames

By Nicholas Robinson

Fuller’s has opened its latest new-build pub on the River Thames, the Sail Loft on Greenwich Reach, with room for 300 customers and a nautical-themed menu designed by ex-Duck & Waffle chef Jacek Zywa.

London-based Draft House will be up to six sites next month

Draft House secures sixth site and eyes new openings

By John Harrington

Draft House, the London-based craft beer concept founded by Charlie McVeigh, plans to accelerate its opening programme next year after announcing its latest acquisition in the City.

Jubilee celebrations: make sure you have all your permissions in place

Jubilee river traders will need premises licence just like pubs

We are all being urged to engage with the forthcoming celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Thames river pageant scheduled for Sunday, 3 June promises to be a massive waterborne celebration with many hundreds of rowed boats and...

Anchor & Hope is UK's best gastropub

Anchor & Hope is UK's best gastropub

By Lucy Britner

The Anchor & Hope in Southwark, London, has been voted the UK's top gastropub for the third year running. The Top 30 Gastropub Awards is...

Young's buys five Surrey pubs

Young's buys five Surrey pubs

By The PMA Team

London brewer and retailer Young's has bought five tenanted pubs in Surrey - and is planning three new riverside-managed pubs in London. The Surrey...

Don't cut corners

Don't cut corners

A sandwich-only menu is no excuse for cutting corners on training, says Pineapple licensee Tony Clarke. "I'm ex-vice chairman of the Thames Valley...

Property briefs

Property briefs

Brakspear is looking to expand its pub estate outside its traditional area of the Thames Valley. As part of the roll out the company has purchased...