Wet-Led Community Pubs

For pubs, sport really matters — it pulls in the punters

Summer of Sport

Comment: The sporting calendars have aligned

By Mike Berry

Summer 2016 promises to be a huge one for pubs when it comes to sporting action. Alongside the excitement of Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics, there is wealth of top-quality action that pubs can use to drive footfall and increase profits.

William Lees-Jones said the company is 'sitting on a war chest of over £20m'

JW Lees 'war chest' to fund 15 pubs a year

By John Harrington

JW Lees has a £20m “war chest” to open 15 pubs per year and has identified four operating templates for its expansion, managing director William Lees-Jones has told the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report.

Amber is aiming for 100 pubs by the end of the year

Amber's festive sales grow 6%

By John Harrington

Amber Taverns, the fast growing operator of community wet-led pubs, saw like-for-like sales grow 6% over the 12-day festive period and said it planned to reach 100 sites by the end of 2014.

Amber Taverns agrees five more sites

Amber Taverns agrees terms on five sites

By John Harrington

Amber Taverns, the fast-growing operator of wet-led community pubs, has agreed terms on a further five sites, managing director James Baer has told the Publican's Morning Advertiser sister title M&C Report.

Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

By Mark Wingett

Amber Taverns, the fast-growing operator of wet-led community pubs, saw EBITDA increase by one third to £6.8m in the year to 3 February as the 86-strong company reiterated plans to open 12 sites this year.

Let the smoke clear

Let the smoke clear

As an industry we seem to be reacting to the Government's decision on smoking in two ways: doom and gloom or with a sigh of relief. I can understand...