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SA Brain reported to be selling pubs to Song Capital and Cerberus

SA Brain in deal to sell estate

Leading Welsh brewer SA Brain is reported to be set to sell the freeholds of the majority of it’s pubs to a global consortium for a reported £100m.

Restarting recovery: Restrictions on hospitality businesses to be lifted as of 28 January with crowds back at sporting events the week before (Credit: Shutterstock/ComposedPix)

Welsh Six Nations games to be played in Wales

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed Wales’s Six Nations rugby matches are to be hosted in Wales as planned after restrictions were lifted, offering a chance for hospitality businesses in the country to recoup some revenue from lost trade...

Reinvigorating the sector: Fiona Dickie says an agreed investment can improve pubs while deferring the market-rent-only (MRO) option for tenants

How investing in pubs can be a major factor in sector recovery

Investment in tied pubs could be a significant element to recovery in the sector. The pubs code supports this while balancing protection of tenants, ensuring they are informed and advised on their rights and the effect of proposed investments. I’d like...

What's in the news 14 January

Restrictions have had no impact on infection rates

The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Castle Rock Brewery boss Colin Wilde to hear his thoughts on the weeks news, from the impacts of restrictions, frustrations over government behaviour and isolation rules changing.

Not just for Veganuary: Whitbread head of food and beverage development shares tips for success with vegan dishes

Whitbread share top tips for success with vegan dishes

Chris Seaby, head of food and beverage development at Whitbread, who joined the pub restaurant and hotel operator last year after 26 years at retailer M&S, offers tips on plant-based food and shares insights on Whitbread’s Veganuary offer

Positive outlook: Fleurets says there have been high levels of demands for pubs in all regions

Demand outstripped supply in pub property market last year

Strong demand for pubs rather than a flood of empty sites or failed businesses has been the most significant feature of the pub market in the past year, according to leisure property specialist Fleurets’ Survey of Pub Prices 2021 report.

Left in limbo: Scotland's First Minister not lifting restrictions for pubs despite capacity sports events going ahead from Monday

Scottish hospitality businesses ‘left in limbo’

Scottish hospitality businesses have been ‘left in limbo’ and ‘need answers now’ following Nicola Sturgeon’s latest coronavirus update as the sector saw another opportunity for recovery ‘snatched away’, according to trade bodies across the sector.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 35

Hard times ahead?

The Lock In team review the Christmas that wasn't and take a look to the months ahead and what to expect. We talk the challenging financial situation with top advice from expert advisor Chris Worden from 1st Business Rescue, hear from award winning...

Safe space: Inclusivity, community and entertainment key to LGBTQ+ venues (Getty/Ladanifer)

Operators offer tips for running LGBTQ+ venue

Community, entertainment, and inclusivity must come first when running a successful LGBTQ+ venue reveal operators, with the rise in homophobic hate crimes over the pandemic stressing the need for safe spaces.

#IAMWHOLE: BrewDog launch alcohol-free beer alongside charity campaign to raise awareness of ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder' (SAD)

BrewDog launches charity beer SAD AF

BrewDog has partnered with #IAMWHOLE to launch an alcohol-free charity beer, SAD AF, as part of a mental health campaign to encourage men to talk to friends and family about depression and has pledged to donate 100% of the profits into mental health research....

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