Somerset

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...