Award-winning: the Coaching Inn Group took home Best Accommodation Operator at this year's Publican Awards

Coaching Inn Group acquires Ledbury site

By James Wallin, MCA

The Coaching Inn Group has acquired The Feathers Hotel in Ledbury, Herefordshire, for an undisclosed sum, as part of its £50m expansion programme.

Business rates: MP Charlie Elphicke (left) will be taking concerns to ministers

Kent MP to quiz ministers over business rates concerns

By Georgina Townshend

The MP for Dover and Deal, Charlie Elphicke, said he would speak to ministers about the issue of soaring business rates after a group of publicans from his constituency wrote to him to highlight their concerns.

Potential for 'hundreds' of Botanist sites

New World Trading Company

Potential for 'hundreds' of Botanist sites

By M&C Allegra

Chris Hill, the managing director of New World Trading Company, has told PMA sister title M&C there is potential for “hundreds” of sites under the company’s Botanist brand.

Loungers' Cosy Club could exceed 70 sites

Loungers' Cosy Club could exceed 70 sites

By John Harrington

Loungers, the Piper-backed cafe bar operator, sees scope to grow to at least 70 Cosy Club sites alongside a minimum of 350 for its primary growth concept Lounge.

A third Cosy Club opened

A third Cosy Club opened

Loungers, the privately-owned group led by Alex Reilley, has opened its third site under its Cosy Club brand in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

The Old Guinea in Potters Bar: part of the former Moorgate estate

Buyers found for former Moorgate estate

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Buyers have been found for nine out of the 10 former Moorgate Taverns sites, which were placed on the market at the end of September last year. The...

ASNED: new trade body

New night-time economy body

By John Harrington

Licensees are invited to join a new body that promotes joint action locally to encourage safer and more profitable town centres at night.

Cosy Club: Taunton site has traded well

Loungers to open two more Cosy Clubs

By Ewan Turney

Multiple operator Loungers is set to open two more Cosy Club sites in Bath and Exeter, following its success in Taunton. The company is aiming to...

Southampton Loungers site

Loungers to open first Cosy Club

By The PMA Team

The south-west café-bar company Loungers is set to open a new casual-dining and drinking concept called the Cosy Club in Taunton next month.

Martin: expansion plans

10,000 new pub jobs at JD Wetherspoon

By The PMA Team

JD Wetherspoon is to open 250 pubs in the next five years — creating 10,000 new jobs in the process. The managed operator today announced plans to invest £250m on opening new outlets.

Almanack: Peach's first city centre venue

Peach opens first city centre pub

By Tony Halstead

Peach has unveiled the latest addition to its pub estate, an £800,000 investment in a new build site the Almanack in Leicester city centre.

Yates's: 125 years old

Yates's: aiming for every-day value

By The PMA Team

The Yates's brand is still sizeable with 65 sites — and is celebrating its 125th birthday this month. The PMA Team reports.

Property round-up

Property round-up

A free-of-tie leasehold pub in the Norfolk market town of Sherington has a steady year-round trade. The Dunstable Arms has a main bar, local's bar...