On the scene: Simon King (left) and Matt Larcombe (right) took the Victoria on in 2021

The secrets behind the Victoria, Oxshott

By Nikkie Thatcher

Described as a quintessential British experience, the Victoria Oxshott is a neighbourhood gastropub, set in the heart of its Surrey community, with a stellar food and drink offer.

Firm growth: this is the fifth site for New Dawn Pubs, which is headed up by Mark Williams (l) and Mark Robson (r)

New Dawn opens 5th site

By Nikkie Thatcher

South east-based multiple operator New Dawn Pubs (NDP) is opening its fifth site, following a seven-figure investment into the property and its refurbishment.

Purchase agreed: the Wiremill, near Lingfield in Surrey has been sold the Hall & Woodhouse

Yummy rebrands and sells 'iconic' site

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multi-site operator Yummy Pubs has sold lakeside site the Wiremill, near Lingfield in Surrey to brewer and pub company Hall & Woodhouse for an undisclosed sum.

Competition time: here are the six contenders for Punch Pub of the Year

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Meet the finalists for Punch Pub of the Year

By The Morning Advertiser

With the Great British Pub Awards just days away from announcing and celebrating some of the best bars in the business, we take a look at some of the finalist that are in the running to take home some silver. Today it’s the turn of the bars that are competing...

Government announcement: eight more regions are to be added to tier three with just three areas moving down tiers

Thousands more pubs plunged into tier 3

By Nikkie Thatcher

Many more pubs will be forced to close for Christmas, with the exception of offering takeaways, as eight more regions are moved into tier three.

Tenth site: Red Mist Leisure has announced its newest site in Farnham, Surrey (image: Colin Smith, Geograph)

Tenth site for Red Mist Leisure

By Emily Hawkins

Up and coming pub company Red Mist Leisure has purchased its tenth site, which will open its doors in Farnham, Surrey next month.

Destination venue: Barons Pub Company has added a freehold pub to its portfolio (Image: P L Chadwick, Geograph)

Barons Pub Co acquires £2.5m pub

By Emily Hawkins

Barons Pub Company is the new owner of a freehold destination pub in Surrey, which gives the group a larger portfolio of pubs in the region.

Bottomless chips at Beefeater

Bottomless chips at Beefeater

By Lesley Foottit

Whitbread’s Beefeater brand has introduced ‘bottomless chips’ on the menu across all sites.

The Horseshoe: reopened by Barons

Barons acquire fourth pub

By Gemma McKenna

Surrey multiple operator Barons Pubs has added a fourth site to its estate — the Horseshoe at Warlingham. Barons reopened the Punch leasehold...

Fuller's: trimming its tail

Fuller's to sell off six pubs

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Fuller's is conducting a tail-trimming exercise of its pub estate, selling six properties from its tenanted division.

The Stag on the River in Eashing near Godalming

Red Mist Leisure buys three Punch pubs

By The PMA Team

Red Mist Leisure, the Surrey-based group, has bought three pubs it leased from Punch Taverns for an undisclosed sum. Christie + Co's Winchester...

Price: welcome to my blog

Gerry Price blog

By Gerry Price

Gerry Price, Enterprise leaseholder, The Inn, West End, Surrey. Welcome to my blog. Follow my blog posts below: • 19 June: rent review shockers •...

Business boosters

Business boosters

Ideas for driving food sales at your pub School dinners evening Where: Inn @ West End, West End, Surrey The idea: Customers...

Foot and Mouth concern for pubs

Foot and Mouth concern for pubs

By Ewan Turney

The industry remains on tenterhooks over the possibility that foot and mouth has spread outside of the exclusion zones in Surrey. Defra officials are...

men and lady hugging a 'fag'

Smoke free Surrey town?

By Iain O'Neil

Campaigners are aiming to turn a Surrey town completely smoke-free ahead of next year's smoke ban. Smoke Free Guildford has been launched in...