Nice little earner: don't leave your assets gathering dust, subcontract out your rooms

Breathing space: subcontracting your pub rooms for profit

By Emma Eversham

For licensees looking to make extra cash to keep the business rates wolves from the door, subcontracting your space to groups can be a low-maintenance way of bringing in extra revenue while creating goodwill.

Grahame Nutt at the Jacobs Well opts for decorations that are never


Subtle? Glamorous? How to do Christmas lighting in pubs

By Liam Coleman

Christmas decorations are a must in pubs, but the finished look can vary enormously. While that is the case with the two licensees interviewed here, what they do have in common is a huge boost in festive trade as a result.

Kings Head, Kent, licensees, Scott Richardson and Mark Lightford

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Partnership finalist - The Kings Head, Wye, Kent


Kent-based family brewer Shepherd Neame was on the point of giving up on the Kings Head when Scott Richardson and Mark Lightford turned up with a comprehensive business plan and a clear idea of how they could turn around a struggling pub.

Whiting: looking to build estate of 20 pubs

Whiting & Hammond’s seventh site

Whiting & Hammond, the award-winning south-east multiple led by co-founder Brian Whiting, has secured its seventh site, historic 18th-century Stanmer House in Brighton.

Rosendale: reopening soon

Renaissance to open sixth pub

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

London based gastropub group Renaissance Pubs will open its sixth site in September in West Dulwich. The award winning company has refurbished the...

The Rosendale: new site for Renaissance

Renaissance Pubs to open sixth site

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Renaissance Pubs, the London-based gastro pub group founded by Nick Fox, Tom Peake and Mark Reynolds, will open its sixth site this September in West...

John Barleycorn: four guest rooms

Pub accommodation: room to grow

By Sonya Hook

Adding letting rooms to a pub can prove costly and create a fair bit of extra work, but, as Sonya Hook found out, the rewards can be considerable.