Market Taverns strengthens board with Parsons

Market Taverns adds to board

By Ed Bedington

London-based multiple Market Taverns has further strengthened its board with the appointment of consumer analyst Nigel Parsons.

New appointment: Sarah Miller joins after five years with Stonegate (Barrio Familia pictured)

Nightcap brings Stonegate star on board

By Gary Lloyd

Nightcap, which operates owns and operates 46 bars including brands such as The Cocktail Club, Barrio Familia and Dirty Martini, has appointed Sarah Miller as group director of business operations.

Craft Union breaks records with charity toy appeal

Toy cheer from Craft Union

By Ed Bedington

Community focused pub group Craft Union is celebrating another year of charity success having brought joy to children and their families last December.

Farewell: Ian Payne MBE is stepping down at Stonegate

Stonegate CEO Ian Payne to retire

By Finn Scott-Delany

Stonegate chairman and founder Ian Payne MBE has decided to retire at the end of January 2024 and step down from his role with the group after 13 years.

Previous experience: judges were impressed with operator Steve Banks’ transformation of the pub

GBPA 2023

Meet the winner of the Stonegate Pub of the Year 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

A strong grip on training and developing careers, alongside some great sustainability credentials which has helped create an urban oasis, has seen the Woodman named Stonegate Pub of the Year at the Great British Pub Awards 2023.

Shakeup: Stonegate says the strategy will help deliver profitable growth

Stonegate 'to axe up to 260 jobs'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub company Stonegate is set to enter into a consultation process that could make up to 260 roles redundant, as it restructures its central functions and operations management team.

Who is the new ceo of Stonegate?

McDowall 'I'm in my dream job'

By Ed Bedington

For some of us, we’re lucky enough to enjoy our jobs, but for Stonegate boss David McDowall, he’s delighted to find himself doing the job he’d always wanted!

Invaluable support: Stonegate Group raises £250k for MND Association

Stonegate raises £250k for MND Association

By Rebecca Weller

The UK’s biggest pub company, Stonegate Group, has raised £250,000 for its corporate charities, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and MND Scotland.

In the club: Stonegate's Clubhouse 5 sports bar opened on Thursday 5 May

Record GBPA winner moves to Stonegate’s Clubhouse 5 site

By Gary Lloyd

Multi-award-winning pub operator Paul Eastwood – whose Famous Three Kings site has scooped Best Pub to Watch Sport at the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) an incredible FIVE times – has taken over new site Clubhouse 5.

Personnel change: Simon Longbottom (left) is set to be replaced as Stonegate Group CEO by David McDowall (right)

BrewDog’s McDowall replacing Stonegate’s Longbottom

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stonegate Group chief executive officer Simon Longbottom is stepping down from the role at the country's biggest pub company and is set to be replaced by BrewDog’s David McDowall in February 2023.

Making a difference: Stonegate team raises more than £13,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Association

Stonegate raises more than 13k for charity

By Rebecca Weller

Pubco Stonegate Group has raised more than £13,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association through its Tour de Stonegate 2022 virtual cycling fundraising drive.

Last orders: Nottinghamshire pub shuts up shop (Getty/ Vladimir Vladimirov)

Stonegate pub shuts doors

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Elwes Arms in Carlton, Nottinghamshire has shut its doors after the owners decided to step back after deciding they were “getting too old”.

Closed doors: Victorian pub set to shut at the end of this month (Getty/ Rogan Macdonald)

Last orders at Victorian pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Victorian pub the Crown in Birmingham, West Midlands, is facing last orders at the end of October after 134 years in business.

Far from conclusive: Stonegate intends to appeal outcome of court ruling in case against insurers MS Amlin (Credit: Getty/Bill Oxford)

Stonegate ruling sets 'dangerous precedent'

By Rebecca Weller

The outcome of pub company Stonegate’s legal battle against insurers MS Amlin, announced yesterday (Monday 17 October), sets a “dangerous precedent” and is “far from conclusive”.

Social breach: A number of pubcos and clubs have been found in breach of strict alcohol rules set out by the ASA (Getty/ IGphotography)

ASA: Stonegate Facebook posts ‘irresponsible’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Stonegate and other pubcos have broken strict alcohol rules set out by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) through encouraging excessive drinking and featuring people appearing under 25 on social media.

Buy one, get one free: Stonegate Pubs are offering customers free drinks to support the Marmalade Trust charity this March

Stonegate offering free drinks this March

By Rebecca Weller

Stonegate Pub Partners is offering customers a buy one, get one free deal on selected drinks across its estate to support charity until the end of March 2022.

State advice: the Government's work from home guidance has now come into force (image: Getty/Poike)

Plan B: 'Restrictions put industry in a precarious position'

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

The reintroduction of the work from home rule will have a significant impact on pubs, restaurants and food to go outlets based in the capital or city centres, The Morning Advertiser's sister title MCA has heard from sector leaders.

Who is the Stonegate pub of the year?

GBPA Stonegate Pub of the Year: The Myrtle Tavern

By Ed Bedington

Nestled in one of the leafier suburbs of Leeds, the Myrtle Tavern occupies a higgledy-piggledy building with many tempting corners to sit and sup a pint, and the site is now celebrating after being named Stonegate Pub of the Year in the Great British...

Company history: Stonegate started some 14 years ago

How the UK's biggest pub company was formed

By Nikkie Thatcher

With Stonegate now being the largest pub company in the UK, The Morning Advertiser has taken a deep dive in the company’s history of mergers and acquisitions in its 14-year history.

Top headlines: the biggest news of the week revealed (image: Getty/ ifc2)

News round-up

News round-up: Largest estate for 2021 belongs to Stonegate and Gov plan B

By Nikkie Thatcher

The past seven days have seen the Government announcing what will happen should the NHS become overwhelmed, the chronic supply issues hitting kegs as well as the latest report from Lumina Intelligence predicting Stonegate will continue to be the largest...