Rooms

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

Christmas

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

By MA

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.

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...

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...

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.

The Living Room: taken over by Orchid last year

Orchid to open new Living Room

By The PMA Team

Orchid will open its first new Living Room venue later this year when it converts a Prohibition bar site at St Katherine Docks in East Smithfield,...

Hall & Woodhouse's £3m deli-pub

Hall & Woodhouse's £3m deli-pub

By The PMA Team

Brewer and retailer Hall & Woodhouse (H&W) is set to open a £3m flagship development in Bath on Wednesday 2 June.

Name change: the pub will be renamed King William IV

Mannion buys 4th in NW London

By Gemma McKenna

London operator Brian Mannion has taken on a fourth pub in the north-west of the capital. Mannion bought the Wellington Pub Company lease on the...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

Overlooking the rolling hills of the Cheshire countryside, the Ryles Arms is only three miles from Macclesfield and is a favourite among walkers....

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

The Coachman Inn, in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, is a former coaching inn packed with character. The pub's trading areas include a bar seating 24, a...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

Five miles from Salisbury, the Hook and Glove in Farley, Wiltshire, is a traditional community pub and comes with a free-of-tie lease. The detached...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

Occupying a high street location in an affluent and predominantly residential area, the Ivy House in Tonbridge, Kent, is close to many places of...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

The Boot dates back to around 1739 and is situated in Sarratt, Hertfordshire. It has a lounge bar, a public bar with an open fireplace and a 22-cover...

Wetherspoons goes 'boutique' at pub

Wetherspoons goes 'boutique' at pub

By The PMA Team

JD Wetherspoon has invested £70,000 on converting two bedrooms at its Briar Rose Wetherlodge in Birmingham into boutique-quality bedrooms. The new...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

The Horse & Groom is a period freehouse with letting rooms in the centre of the Norfolk market town of Swaffham, where ITV's drama Kingdom...

Duo go to auction

Duo go to auction

By Ewan Turney ewan.turney@william-reed.co.uk

Two Wiltshire freehold village inns go under the hammer at Bath racecourse at the end of March. The Old Chequers in Market Place, Box, and the Kings...

Staying power

Staying power

If your letting rooms aren't being exploited to the max, you could be missing a trick. Tony Halstead shows you how to be perfectly accommodating The...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

The Lion Inn is a freehouse in the village of Timberscombe, in Exmoor National Park. The pub was recently refurbished, and includes a new roof. Its...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

The Duke of Cornwall in Pill, Somerset, is situated on the banks of the River Avon near Bristol, overlooking the village green with an adjoining...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

The Kingfisher enjoys a prominent position in the village of Holme On Spalding Moor, near York. The pub has a large lounge and bar, while off the...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

A new skipper is sought at the Ship Inn on the eastern shore of the River Itchen in Woolston, Southampton. The pub stands opposite the former Vosper...