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Growing portfolio: Liberation Group acquires two West Country sites from OHH Pub Company

Liberation Group acquires 2 sites from OHH Pub Company

By Amelie Maurice-Jones


Liberation Group’s UK Butcombe Pubs & Inns acquired the Northey Arms in Box, Wiltshire and the Rising Sun in Backwell, North Somerset from OHH Pub Company yesterday (Thursday 26 May).

Iconic: The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

Regional Focus

Regional focus on... the West Country

By Liam Coleman

From Glastonbury to Gloucestershire, we take a look at the best licensed premises available in the west country.

Stay Original acquire fifth site in Dorset

Stay Original Co

Stay Original acquire fifth site in Dorset

By Sara Hussein

Boutique pub and hotel brand Stay Original Co has bought its fifth site, the Grosvenor Arms in Shaftesbury, Dorset, this week (Monday 14 November).

Butcombe's The Pelican, Chew Magna - looking to add bedrooms

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Butcombe Brewery plans to reach 100 sites

By James Wallin

Butcombe Brewery has announced plans to grow by up to 100 sites over the next five years as its parent company edges closer to securing new backers.

Plans to convert pub into housing for nurses

Plans to convert pub into housing for nurses

By Nikkie Sutton

Plans have been submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council to turn the former Crown & Anchor pub in Weston, Bath, into homes for staff at the nearby Royal United Hospital.

Top 50 Gastropubs profile: the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset

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Inside the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset

By Daniel Woolfson

Brother and sister duo Josh and Holly Eggleton's country pub the Pony & Trap came second in this year's Top 50 Gastropubs, with chef patron Josh's cuisine revered as being some of the best British cooking in the country.

The Pony & Trap was joint winner

Pubs triumph in South West Tourism Awards

By Daniel Woolfson

Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropubs winners the Pony & Trap, in Somerset and the Pandora Inn, in Falmouth, were named gold winners in the Tourism Pub of the Year category at the South West Tourism Awards.

Banwell House on the acquisition trail

Banwell House on the acquisition trail

By Ruth Williams

Banwell House, the group led by former Greene King regional manager Toby Brett, is on the acquisition trail to add two or three freehold or free-of-tie pubs to its estate as well as adding letting rooms to existing sites for the first time.

Heartstone: turnover rise

Heartstone Inns turnover nears £3m

By The PMA Team

Multiple pub operator Heartstone Inns has boosted turnover to nearly £3m in its most recent financial year. The company made a pre-tax loss of...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

The Rock Inn in Waterrow, Somerset, is on the fringes of Exmoor National Park. The 400-year-old former coaching inn is built against a rock face,...

Smoke ban protest march

Smoke ban protest march

A third protest march against the smoking ban will take place in Bristol on 20 October. The march is being organised by south-west based karaoke and...

MyNewPub

MyNewPub

Anchor Inn, Combwich, Somerset Agent: Bettesworths The Nicklin family has taken over at the Anchor Inn in Combwich, Somerset. David and Mandy...

Get smoke shelter plans in says council

Get smoke shelter plans in says council

Pubs in south Somerset will need to apply for planning permission for smoking shelters before May 11 if they are to have any chance of a decision...

Right course set

Right course set

for Wheelhouse After three years at the helm of the Wheelhouse in Minehead, Somerset, restaurateurs Mike and Janet Lee have decided to retire from...

Francisco Cardona

Francisco Cardona

The Waggon and Horses, Doulting Beacon, Shepton Mallet, Somerset With a population of just 570 people, Francisco Cardona had to do something special...