"Big business has tried to fool the public" on Brexit, JD Wetherspoon claims 44,000 pints of alcohol seized from underage drinkers 6,000 pubs face closure due to UK smoking ban 80th Smith & Jones opened A quarter of independent pubs think business rates relief will prevent closures ALMR Ops Awards spotlight top talent in licensed retail ALMR announces winners of 2016 Operations Managers awards ALMR calls for Market Rent Only clarity after report criticises pub groups ALMR poaches former BBPA policy expert David Sheen ALMR urges PHE to avoid imposing "unworkable measures" on obesity ASA complaint against Greene King alcohol promotion to children upheld Acclaimed East Dulwich gastropub the Palmerston to close Admiral Taverns adds £35m worth of pubs to estate Admiral Taverns invests £750k in Yorkshire pubs Admiral Taverns raises £15,000 for charity Admiral Taverns sale completed Admiral Taverns sale confirmed Admiral Taverns set for £220m sale Admiral and G1 to acquire 29 Heineken pubs Admiral appoints non-exec director to guide strategy Adnams sees turnover increase but investment projects hit profits Adnams’ chief executive Andy Wood on how the pubco is shifting its focus from selling rooms to promoting the assets of East Anglia Adrian Oliver wins 2019 Great Sausage Roll Off Adventure Bar to open two new sites in London Affinity Bars and Restaurants group closes down Aidan Bowie crowned GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2016 Albion & East to open third site in Brixton this October Albion and East Group to open Canova Hall in Brixton Alchemy bids £42m for Revolution Alchemy completes Revolution buy Alcohol licensing nothing more than stealth tax, says FSB Alistair Darby appointed chief executive of Brains Amber Taverns sees profits fall despite increase in sales Ambitious casual dining brands drive restaurant openings Andrew Nutter's pub venture opens Anglian Country Inns acquires seventh site Annual like-for-like sales at Revolution Bars Group up 2.3% Anthony Pender stands down as chair of British Institute of Innkeeping Aprirose acquires 22 Marston's pubs for £15m Aprirose acquires 45-site Spirit Pub Company Aprirose acquires 73 Mitchells & Butlers pubs Aprirose add 25 pubs to portfolio with Wear Inns purchase Aprirose launches pub management company Blackrose Aprirose sells 13-strong pub portfolio to BlackRock for £23m Artizan makes second purchase Authentic Alehouses portfolio to be sold out of administration Average night out spend up as late night leisure options broaden Average price of a pint hits £2.80 BBPA blames tax rises for beer sales fall BBPA calls for changes to pub ‘community right to buy' plans BBPA calls for longer pub hours on royal wedding day BBPA publishes Brexit manifesto BBPA responds to changes for the Apprenticeship Levy BII Licensee of the Year takes over Hook Norton pub BT Sport launches Wi-Fi and music streaming service Bar and restaurant group ETM reports 34.7% increase in turnover Bar chain Sports Cafe to screen Sky Sports in high definition Bar company Burning Night enters administration following closure of Millennium Stadium complex Bar group ETM secures £10m to fund expansion Barracuda and Charterhouse Capital complete £262m deal Barracuda expands pub chain with £4m package Barracuda launches Juniper Inns brand Barracuda to open 170th pub next week Barracuda wins Henley award Bath Ales launches Summer's Hare seasonal ale Bath pubs serve the dirtiest pint in the UK Be At One announces record festive trading figures Be At One boss steps down six months after takeover Be At One for sale with £60m price tag? Be At One refinances as it anticipates to double portfolio Be At One sees turnover increase by 32% Beavertown to open new brewery after £40m investment from Heineken Beer and pub industry in Britain contributes £23.1b to the economy Beer prices rise in face of weak pound Beer-based poll predicts remain vote for EU referendum Bid for Luminar withdrawn Biodiversity among the French vineyards makes for happier vines Birmingham's gay night-spot, Nightingale, sold to Westbourne Leisure Black Sheep Brewery acquires York Brewery and four Mitchell's of Lancaster pubs Botanic Inns singled out as one of FT's best workplaces Bounce owner to be renamed Social Entertainment Ventures Brakspear benefits from managed house investment Brakspear buys the Lion pub in Wendlebury Brakspear rewards six pubs with £2,000 prize Brakspear tests ‘bedroom blueprint' in £250k pub refurb Branching out: Oakman Inns’ Peter Borg-Neal and Dermot King on taking the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity for growth BrewDog acquires craft cider company Hawkes BrewDog and Wolf pub launch collaborative gin following trademark dispute BrewDog buys Draft House BrewDog defends right to defend its trademark brands BrewDog eyes world domination with global expansion – but Fife pub boss bites back BrewDog in second legal naming row BrewDog launches crowdfunding campaign with 17ft, beer-filled dog BrewDog reports 55% increase in revenue amid global expansion BrewDog retreats over pub trademark dispute BrewDog sees revenue grow by 55% following US launch BrewDog takes aim at gender pay gap with Pink IPA on International Women's Day BrewDog to celebrate pub launch with beer designed by dogs BrewDog ‘secures' Ape & Bird pub in London's Shaftesbury Avenue Brewdog pays out £12,000 after losing employment tribunal Brewer and pub company Mitchell's of Lancaster falls into administration Brewery creates beer for undecided EU referendum voters Brewhouse & Kitchen announces pre-tax loss after failed systems implementation Brewhouse & Kitchen into the black after ‘strong year of growth' Brick & Liquor to open second London site Brighton Pier Group issues profit warning dropping expectations by 18% Brigid Simmons to step down from British Beer & Pub Association Britain's Jamie Jones in final 10 for World Class Bartender of the Year British Beer and Pub Association launches manifesto British Country Inns portfolio for sale British beer drinkers pay 40% of European Beer Tax bill Brits drinking less but drinking better Brits enjoying a night out more often and spending more at the same time Brixton's Fridge nightclub up for sale (again) Bruce Group to raise £20m to fund expansion Budget 2017: Oakman Inns boss ‘outraged' by ‘lack of financial common sense' Bunga Bunga appoints Noel Goddard head of operations CAMRA appoints new chief executive CAMRA asks pub goers to donate to beer tie campaign CAMRA fights to save local pubs CAMRA lodges ‘super-complaint' over beer tie and high rents CO2 shortage threatens UK pub beer supplies CVS says 86% of pubs eligible for new rates discount Cairn Group to launch new Birmingham bar Calls for clarity as C02 shortage leaves businesses running ‘day to day' Calls for support as figures reveal 23% fall in pub numbers since 2008 Camden Cocktail Academy launches to ‘inspire confidence across the industry' Camden Town Brewery launches new look Camden barmaid found murdered in Finsbury Park Campaign for Real Ale calls on government to act over pub closures Camra chief exec Tim Page to step down Camra wins transparency fight with pub regulator Canada's Kaitlyn Stewart named World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 Capital Pub Company buys Peckham pub for £1.37m Capital buys two London pubs for £5.75m Casual Dining Group enters pub sector with two new sites Cateys 2016: Newcomer Award Cateys 2016: Pub and Bar Award Chairman Alan Jackson to hand over to John Leach at Luminar Charles Wells acquires four sites from the Orange Tree Charles Wells reports fall in turnover following brewery sale Charles Wells seeks licensee for latest pub acquisition Charlie McVeigh's #ProjectPint is championing pubs and publicans Charter Brands to open first permanent bar in Birmingham Chef Dan Doherty buys Marylebone pub Chef Henry Harris' latest venture the Hero of Maida opens its doors Chelsie Bailey prepares for her new role at the Savoy's American Bar Cheltenham pub manager found guilty of stealing thousands Cheltenham pub manager jailed after stealing thousands Chester Race Company buys Bunbury pub Choice for UK beer drinkers at all-time high Cigarette discarded in guttering caused pub blaze Cirque refused conversion licence Cirrus Inns snaps up three London pubs City Pub Company secures £20m funding from Barclays City Pub Group announce 60% profit boost in 2018 after strong year for wet-led operations City Pub Group announces plans for four more openings City Pub Group enjoys ‘strong momentum' City Pub Group posts leap in profits as sales jump 24% City Pub Group reports 22% rise in turnover City Pub Group reports ‘pivotal year' of sales, growth and expansion City Pub Group reveals plans for vegan venue in Parson's Green Clark pub company for sale Claude Bosi appoints Andrew Barber as head chef of the Swan Claude Bosi to open gastropub Coaching Inn Group reports three-fold revenue increase at Kings Head Coaching Inn Group snaps up Ledbury's Feathers hotel Community pub scheme to go urban Competition authority gives Heineken-Punch deal the go-ahead Consumer spending on late night leisure up 6.3% Consumers blame high taxes and supermarket prices for pub closures Consumers spending more on nights out and going out more often Consumers spending more on nights out but less on food Consumers spending more, going out more and staying out later Corney & Barrow acquisition drives Drake & Morgan's turnover to £43m Cost pressures hit profits at JD Wetherspoon but prices not set to rise Cottons launches rum masterclasses for industry professionals Council blocks development to protect ‘unique' White Hart pub Coyote Ugly bar asks the public to determine location of second site Craft Beer Co to open seventh site Craft brewery and bar St John at Hackney Brewery to open in June Crazy golf brand Swingers secures investment for new concept Cricketers Arms wins Camra pub of the year five years after being boarded up Crowdfunding appeal launched for Manchester Hospital staff to have a drink Crowther takes charge at London Town Da Terra's head sommelier on the long history of Greek wine Daniel Smith – A Minute on the Clock Dark Star secures fifth site Darts bar Flight Club seeks new opening in Victoria's Nova development Darwin & Wallace to open pub at Battersea Power Station Darwin & Wallace to open sixth site in Wimbledon David Beckham and Guy Ritchie buy London pub Deli-pub pair buy freeholds from M&B Deltic acquires 3% stake in Revolution Bars Deltic group has record breaking Halloween Deltic hails wet-led recovery after reporting £1.1m rise in EBITDA Deltic on the rise as Christmas boosts like-for-like sales 8.2% Deltic proposes merger with Revolution Deltic pursues Revolution merger proposals despite radio silence Deltic raises over £35,000 for charity Deltic reports 1.4% growth in turnover to £102m Deltic returns to growth despite market challenges Deltic reveals Revolution merger proposal terms Deltic sees £1.5m loss due to a "warm and quiet summer" Deltic to rebrand three Tiger Tiger venues under new Eden concept Deltic withdraws offer for Revolution Bars Group Derby Brewing Co to crowdfund expansion plans Derby Brewing Company hits crowdfunding target Derby Brewing Company takes on third pub Dickie's bar to open at Corrigan's Mayfair next month Dirty Martini invests £1.75m in regional roll out Dirty Martini sees 4% increase in sales following £3.25m investment Dirty Martini to open 10th site Don’t neglect your classic cocktails Dougal Inns acquires fifth site Draft House acquires remaining Grand Union portfolio Draft House pub group lost £2.4m in year before sale Draft House to open first pub outside London Draft House's fourth site to open on 8 May Drake & Morgan announces appointment of Graham Hall as operations director Drake & Morgan increases turnover by 17% Drake and Morgan rebrands two Corney & Barrow bars to the Refinery Drinks boss slams government for lack of clear Brexit plan Drinks interview: Chris Tanner, general manager of Pan Pacific London’s Silverleaf Drinks interview: Henrietta Lovell, founder of the Rare Tea Company Drinks interview: Maxim Schulte, manager of Kol restaurant’s Mezcaleria bar Drinks interview: Sonal Clare, general manager at Birmingham’s the Wilderness restaurant Drinks producers step up to reduce alcohol-related harm EI Group report marginal growth amid commercial property sell off ETM Group reports 23% growth in sales Ei Group and Three Cheers Pub Co in new partnership Ei Group announces steady results after 174 pub sell-off Ei Group explores commercial property portfolio disposal Ei Group performance boosted by Easter, but challenging summer expected Ei Group profit holds steady at £122m Ei Group reports 2% increase in revenue following strong Christmas Ei Group sees EBITDA drop to £287m despite like-for-likes up in leased and tenanted business Ei Group to sell 370 commercial properties for £348m Ei group announces appointment of Helen Cook as customer director Ei group pleased to have ‘maintained growth in challenging conditions' Ei pub group withdraws High Court bid over market rent only agreement Eight Chicago Rock Café venues up for sale Electra in talks to buy Urbium Eleven pubs close each week in London, finds new BBPA survey Emily Watkins sells Kingham Plough pub in Cotswolds Emma McClarkin of the BBPA: 'Keep the faith. Keep going' Emmerdale pub reopens after Winterhill steps in Enterprise Inns auctions 11 more pubs Enterprise Inns changes its name to Ei Group Enterprise Inns operations director to retire in September Enterprise Inns reports 1.3% in EBITDA Enterprise Inns reports positive Q3 performance Enterprise Inns trading on track Enterprise wins case against landlord in Brulines dispute Epic Pub Company upbraided over ‘booze barrow' ad Epic Pubs to launch third site as it looks to expand its portfolio Euro 2016 and Brexit makes no impact on Marston's Ex Emmerdale pub to close Ex-Greene King boss heads up new pub company Ex-Le Gavroche chef joins Lancaster Brewery Exhibit B sold after a year in business Expansion is key to success for Wolverhampton & Dudley Fabric nightclub to appeal against licence revocation Fabric strikes deal with Islington Council to reopen Family-owned Windmill Taverns to open first new pub in a decade Fire puts Havelock sale on hold Firefighters battle huge Glasgow nightclub blaze First d'Arry's site in Cambridge to be known as d'Arry's Original Flat Cap Hotels secures funding to grow to five properties Flatcappers opens third pub Flight Club reports pre-tax loss despite 62% spike in turnover Flight Club's Manchester expansion approved ahead of launch next month Flood-hit Yorkshire pubs reopen Focus is on second Michelin star following Northcote's sale of Ribble Valley Inns Food critic Michael Winner barred from chef Jean-Christophe Novelli's gastropub Former Geronimo Inns MD opens Salisbury pub and plans more openings Former Kensington Park hotel to reopen as Henry Harris-led pub KPH Former Le Champignon Sauvage chef to head Worcester pub Former Limelight nightclub sold for £8.25m Former Punch man joins PubFolio Former Racine chef patron Henry Harris to open three new London pubs Former Rascills owners reveal plans for North Yorkshire pub Former Ribble Valley Inn the Three Fishes to close Former manageress of Michelin-recognised pub jailed for theft Freehold pub prices up 4.9% as the pubs code takes effect French World Cup win boosts Charles Wells French chef Nicolas Boucher to relocate following Devon inn purchase Friendly atmosphere and quality food key factors in pub selection Frogmill set to be Brakspear's biggest redevelopment Fuller's Jonathon Swaine to speak at Arena pub sector Fuller's appoints new beer company managing director Fuller's buys 500-year-old Stratford-Upon-Avon pub Fuller's buys four sites from We Are Bar Group Fuller's drinks to 3% profit growth thanks to last year's long hot summer Fuller's hotel division boosts financial results Fuller's increases profit and revenue Fuller's pub group reports profit drop after front loading investment Fuller's puts £92m on the table for George Gale Fuller's reports 3.7% increase in like-for-like sales Fuller's reports ‘solid start' for new financial year Fuller's sees 6% rise in revenue despite "an array of cost pressures" Fuller's sells beer business to Asahi Europe for £250m Fuller's shareholders approve Gales bid Fuller's snaps up Bel and The Dragon portfolio of six pubs Fuller's targets 1,000 bedrooms within two years George & Dragon takes Camra National Pub of the Year 2017 award Glendola Leisure to open £1.5m Glasgow brewpub Global Infusion Group partners with Haresfoot Brewery Goodman's David Strauss to open late-night bar in London Goose owner Paul Castle commits suicide Gordon Ramsay all set to open his first pub Gordon Stott leaves the Sun Inn to open the Purefoy Arms Gourmet Holdings buys Reading pub Gourmet Holdings puts Bel and the Dragon up for sale after poor performance Gourmet to raise over £5m for expansion Government ditches pub support fund Government warned child obesity measures could ban crisps from pub displays Grand Union readies for growth with expanded management team Grand Union sells three venues to Young's Great Heck Brewing Company buys first pub Greene King and Gloucester Rugby agree partnership Greene King announces Christmas boost as festive season gifts good trade to sector Greene King announces like-for-like sales increase Greene King boss named Leader of the Year Greene King breaks Christmas Day sales record Greene King enjoys a record half year Greene King fined £152,000 for hygiene failings Greene King in bid for Belhaven Greene King paid departing Rooney Anand £850,000 to protect business Greene King reaches £2b revenue milestone Greene King reports profit fall amid ‘challenging' trading conditions Greene King reports stable profits Greene King reports strong sales Greene King sees like-for-like sales rise 1.5% Greene King sees strong Easter trading Greene King sets out plan to improve social mobility Greene King signs new £50m contract with supplier 3663 Greene King to cut about 100 jobs amid ‘cost pressures' Greene King to offer designated drivers free soft drinks this Christmas Greene King to sponsor Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV Greene King trumps Fuller's in £93m Capital Pub Company deal Greene King's blames slow Christmas sales on snow Greene King's managed pubs endure "challenging" first half Greene King's the Boot pub to undergo £500,000 refurbishment Greg Bellamy leaves the Jolly Fine Pub Group in "very amicable" split Growing calls to push back licence deadline Half of rural pubs missing out on business rate relief Hartford Group buys two more wine bars Hartford Group to change its name Havisham Group supports Rarebreed Dining pub group with £6m investment Hawthorn Leisure sees third consecutive year of growth Health groups refuse to sign up to Government alcohol responsibility deal Heineken completes biggest-ever pub investment Heineken cuts full-year margin growth expectations Heineken director to take on Admiral CEO role Heineken investment in Star Pubs & Bars hits £44m in 2018 Heineken to spend £50m refurbishing Star Pubs & Bars estate in 2019 Heineken's takeover of Punch to be investigated by competition watchdog Henry Harris to open fourth London pub the Harlot in November Henry Harris to relaunch two more London pubs Henry J Beans bought by Hartford Group Henry J Beans buy helps The Food and Drink Group to bumper first half Hippo Inns to open Islington Townhouse Hop to it: BrewDog's David McDowall on building guests' confidence post-lockdown Hot summer helps Young's secure 19.5% jump in pre-tax profits House of Lords planning amendment would cause uncertainty for pubs House of fun: How Inception Group is finding the lighter side to PPE in its pubs and bars Humble Grape exceeds crowdfunding target Hundreds of bouncers face prison for no SIA licence Ian Ronayne appointed MD of Admiral Taverns In-administration Luminar bought in £45m deal Inception Group to launch three new bars Increased costs drive down pre-tax profits at Mitchells & Butlers Increasing industry costs hit Brakspear's bottom line Industry bodies call on PM hopefuls to declare support for pubs Industry rejects MPs' call for beer-tie investigation Infrastructure rejig sees ETM revenue jump 12% Inn Collection Group plans multimillion-pound seafront inn Inn Collection Group secures funding to open eighth site Innis & Gunn to roll out restaurants after smashing crowdfunding target Inventive denies rumours of vodka-bar business sell-off Investment drives up Shepherd Neame turnover Islington gastropub wins organic award JD Wetherspoon announces new initiative to support farmers JD Wetherspoon announces record sales in preliminary results JD Wetherspoon experiences 2019 like-for-like boost in Brexit-led pre-closing statement JD Wetherspoon in U-turn over smoking JD Wetherspoon like-for-like sales boosted by warm weather JD Wetherspoon opens first non-smoking pub in Scotland JD Wetherspoon posts modest growth in end-of-year statement JD Wetherspoon prints 500,000 beer mats promoting no-deal Brexit JD Wetherspoon profits go flat JD Wetherspoon reports 7.6% increase in like-for-like sales JD Wetherspoon reports rise in like-for-like sales but warns of tough trading ahead JD Wetherspoon sales hit by icy weather JD Wetherspoon secures permission for museum and hotel development JD Wetherspoon sees "slow" sales growth in third quarter JD Wetherspoon to close down social media accounts amid trolling concerns JD Wetherspoon to open 12 new pubs in July JD Wetherspoon to open at NEC JD Wetherspoon to reopen Harrogate site after ‘norovirus' closure JD Wetherspoon to slash prices for one day in tax cut campaign JD Wetherspoon to stop selling Champagne and German wheat beer ahead of Brexit JD Wetherspoon trading "better than expected" JD Wetherspoon warns of cost pressures ahead as it reports sales increase JD Wetherspoon's Tim Martin rounds on Brexit detractors in trading update JD Wetherspoon's profits slip despite sales growth amid escalating costs JD Wetherspoon: There is no Brexit ‘cliff edge' JW Lees introduces 10-point pledge to tenants Jamie Jones is Diageo Reserve GB's World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 Jason-Candid Knüsel swaps his shaker for a role at Healthy Hospo Jennings announce strong figures as W&D makes bid official Jesmond Dene House's sister property St Mary's Inn closes John Grabecki wins Great Sausage Roll Off 2018 Jongleurs to open eight more sites with Luminar Joseph Holt lets 15 Manchester pubs Josh Eggleton and Guy Newell buy Bristol pub Karen Jones leaves Spirit Group Kelburn's Cart Blanche voted Champion Beer of Scotland Kent pub granted licence to operate a zoo Kingham Plough, Kingham, Oxfordshire – Menuwatch Kings Head Inn, Bledington named Pub of the Year 2018 Kornicis Group set to open ninth Jamies Wine Bar Laine Pub Co acquires six new sites Lancashire nightclub owners ordered to pay £20,000 for illegally playing music Landlords banned for abusing insolvency laws Last Drop Inn fined £44,000 after man injured in trap door fall Late licences have not fuelled disorder Laurel buy boosts results at Greene King Laurel buys Yates for £202m Laurel pubs look to food for growth potential Laurel to sell 150 bars to Luminar? Less than a quarter of young adults plan to visit pubs for Halloween Liberation Group buys eight English pubs from SA Brain Licensing Act ‘fundamentally flawed' Licensing reform affects improved trading at Regent Inns Licensing reform passes final hurdle Lightflower bid for Urbium made unconditional Like-for-like sales behind at Ultimate Leisure Like-for-like sales fall at Mitchells and Butlers Like-for-like sales rise 8.4% at Be At One Living Ventures opens Heddon Street site Lock, stock and barrels: Take a tour of Guy Ritchie's new pub, the Lore of the Land London Clubs International sells London casino London Fields Brewery acquired by Carlsberg London Town to add five pubs to portfolio London nightclub becomes first to get 24-hour drinking licence London pub gets UK's first 24-hour drinks licence Londoners continue to be charged more for a pint Long Live the Local campaign calls for cut in beer tax Longer opening hours will increase risk of hearing loss, warns TUC Lords launch inquiry into effectiveness of Licensing Act 2003 Lords to discuss licensing laws and night-time economy Loungers eyes 500 sites as pre-tax profits grow to £5.6m Loungers opens 19th site as it secures £1m extra funding Loungers opens 20th Lounge site Loungers ops director becomes Cosy Club MD ahead of major expansion plans Lucky Onion Group opens third pub Lucky Voice karaoke bar to open in June Luminar appoints The Restaurant Group man Luminar entertainment division not for sale Luminar reduces debt by more than £30m Luminar remains optimistic despite no offers for entertainment division Luminar sales plummet 19.9% thanks to World Cup Luminar sells property Luminar takes action over leisure division Luminar to sell 49 nightclubs Luminar to sell four nightclubs for £4m Lyme Bay Winery's Sarah Massey on all things wine M&B chairman ousted by major shareholders M&B weathers adverse conditions and reports strong festive trading MPs table Early Day Motion on beer duty escalator Ma Hubbards set for £9m expansion Man charged with murder over death of Camden barmaid Mandatory calorie labelling will be damaging for pubs, says BBPA Marco Pierre White ends partnership with Sussex pub Mark Anderson to open second site with Star Pubs & Bars Mark Angela to leave Greene King in reorganisation Mark Higgs of the Castle at Edgehill wins BII Licensee of the Year 2017 Mark Poynton to open the White Horse pub in St Neots Market Taverns acquires Affinity's Lady Ottoline pub Marmalade Pub Company announces first site in Soho Marston's accelerates debt reduction plans Marston's acquires Charles Wells Brewing and Beer Business for £55m Marston's acquires three Pointing Dog pubs Marston's agrees new bank facility Marston's announces plan to cut £200m of debt in Q1 results Marston's appoints Carolyn Bradley as interim chairman Marston's buys 15 former Mitchells and Butlers' pubs Marston's chairman Roger Devlin steps down Marston's hails ‘solid' 2016 growth Marston's reports record revenue following brand expansion Marston's reports resilient half-year trading Marston's reports ‘record' revenue and profits Marston's sees growth as food-led pubs pick up momentum Marston's to announce steady performance growth MasterChef: The Professionals semi-finalist to take over the Riverside Inn in Chelmsford Matt Gillan smashes crowdfunding target in just six days Matt Gillan's crowdfunding bid exceeds target by almost £30,000 McGettigan's pub group opens its first UK site in Fulham Meet one of Britain's youngest master distillers Michael Kill of the NTIA on his plan to save nightclubs and entertainment venues Michel Roux Jr to open London pub at the Langham Mike McGinty wins Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition Mintgate mulls bid for Luminar Minute on the clock: Gianluca Capilungo Mitchells & Butlers achieve £12m Christmas Day turnover Mitchells & Butlers blames cost increases for drop in profits Mitchells & Butlers credits profit growth to innovation Mitchells & Butlers in food regulation reform trial Mitchells & Butlers reports improvement in fortunes Mitchells & Butlers reports sales up 2.8% Mitchells & Butlers reports strong third quarter performance Mitchells & Butlers sees sales slide after wet June Mitchells & Butlers sees ‘stronger' sales but warns of lower margins Mitchells & Butlers takes market share from rivals as food sales climb Mixed Christmas for Luminar More than 100 MPs call on government to halt pub closures More than 3,000 sign petition to ‘save' south London pub Mosaic Pub and Dining acquires three closed sites in Birmingham Multi-millionaire owner of HomeServe seeks partner for North Yorkshire pub Nangreaves locals form co-operative to buy Lancashire pub Negroni week: Gin that's made for negroni cocktails New World Trading Company to launch new brand in Birmingham New acquisitions drive Brakspear turnover to £22m New cocktail bar Lucky Pig to open in London next month New deputy Pubs Code adjudicator appointed New man appointed to take Ignite Group international New openings push Brakspear's profit to £5.4m New senior team announced for Epic, Heroic and Aspley Pub groups NewRiver buys Hawthorn Leisure for £106.8m Newell and Eggleton families claim stake in Bristol Beer Factory News in brief Nicholson's pubs to support RNLI's Respect the Water campaign Nick Mackenzie to replace Rooney Anand at Greene King Nightclub operator Luminar decides to ditch entertainment division Nightclub operator Luminar enters administration Nightclubs may not have to pay for ADZs Novelli to launch chain of gastropubs Novus to dispose of Piccadilly Institute Number of permanent pub closures halve across start of 2019 OFT green light for Ridley's takeover OFT opens surprise Camra super-complaint consultation OFT to look at Punch Taverns deal OFT verdict on beer tie referral to Competition Commission expected Oakman Inn's earnings boosted but expansion drives up pre-tax losses Oakman Inns acquires seven pubs from Downing LLP after four year growth plan pays off Oakman Inns appoints Dermot King to newly created COO role Oakman Inns ban plastic straws Oakman Inns boss warns government: "Take action or investment will slow" Oakman Inns buys Buckingham pub from Abbarco Oakman Inns celebrates turnover increase of more than 20% Oakman Inns credits good weather for 12% like-for-like sales increase Oakman Inns eyes expansion amid collapse of casual dining giants Oakman Inns reports 5% like-for-like Q1 sales boost Oakman Inns reports 8.5% leap in like-for-like sales in ‘excellent' start to year Oakman Inns reports like-for-like sales growth of 4.8% Oakman Inns to invest £5.2m in Royal Foresters restoration Oakman Inns to pay settled status fee for families of EU migrant employees Oakman Inns ‘delighted with' 6.8% growth in like-for-like sales Oakman sales grow despite ‘volatile' conditions Offers of £1m sought for Ribble Valley Inn's Cheshire pub On-trade alcohol sales continue to fall due rising prices Operators named for Waterloo railway arches following major redevelopment Organic growth and Charles Wells brewing acquisition boosts Marston's Original Sin's Thomas Loosil wins Copper to Canvas cocktail competition Oxo Tower to launch new bar in November Parliament approves royal wedding extended hours for pubs Paul Bloxham to open second gastropub Paul and Emma Ainsworth take over the Mariners following Nathan Outlaw's departure Peach Pub Company seeking investment to fund expansion Peach buys 18th pub Penta Capital buys majority stake in Seafood Pub Company Pidgin duo James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy open Enfant Terrible Pierre Koffmann joins the Great Sausage Roll Off 2017 judging panel Pint Shop to close Oxford site Playboy to open club in old MoD building Po Na Na owner goes into receivership Police put Gilgamesh's licence under review after violent attacks Poor football and weather have more impact on pubs than Brexit… for now Poor weather and recession hits Luminar Group Poor weather worsens trade for Greene King Power ready to build bar and club empire Pre-tax profit at Young & Co up 11.6% to £22.1m Premium Bars & Restaurants says goodbye to chairman Private equity firm acquires Simmons Bars and plans further openings Private equity firm buys Amber Taverns Profits creep up at Greene King in H1 numbers after World Cup success Property investor New River in discussions to buy pub group Hawthorn Leisure Prosecco beats Champagne on New Year's Eve Proud Camden to close as owner plans two new openings Pub Code Adjudicator agrees terms to make arbitration decisions public Pub and nightclub groups warn against disco music fees hike Pub body calls for government to approve extended business hours for VE Day 75 Pub closure rates slowing, says CAMRA Pub company Barracuda smashes through £100m barrier Pub company Hardys & Hansons in sale talks Pub company fined £25,000 after gas explosion Pub company the Liberation Group appoints Jonathan Lawson as its new CEO Pub director receives second disqualification Pub group Liberation sold for £118m Pub group Provence Commercial Properties closes Pub group Upham sees sales climb despite ‘challenging' conditions Pub industry flourishes thanks to licensing laws Pub landlord handed 11-year ban over £7.9m in unpaid taxes Pub managers' long hours put health at risk, warns union manifesto Pub operator Innventure's December sales jump 14.5% Pub performance warmed by hot bank holiday weekend Pub put on the market after ‘locals launched hostile social media campaign' Pub slammed for using Nazi imagery to promote German food night Publican Austin Whelan adds Kingston's Acorn 20 to his portfolio Pubs feeling the impact of CO2 shortage as pumps run dry Pubs ranked number one consumer choice for out-of-home occasions Pubs to open late to profit from royal wedding Pubs ‘n' Bars adds to portfolio Punch Taverns 471 pub integration on track Punch Taverns agrees £403m takeover by Heineken and partner Punch Taverns appoints Greene King director as new CEO Punch Taverns chief executive Duncan Garrood leaves the company Punch Taverns completes Spirit purchase Punch Taverns introduces food solutions Punch Taverns report slow sales Punch Taverns reports 20% drop in first-half profits Punch back in the black after disposals Punch operations director to leave after 16 years Punch strikes and burst through 8,000 barrier Purecraft Nottingham closes Puttshack appoints new CEO as it eyes rapid expansion Raise a glass with Chanel Owen, head sommelier and wine buyer at Pied à Terre Raise a glass with Ellen Visser, head bartender at Paradise Raise a glass with Lydia Harrowven, head of wine at Adnams Raise a glass with: Audrey Annoh-Antwi, sommelier at Planque in Haggerston Raise a glass with: Bruno Pelletier, general manager at St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys Raise a glass with: Chelsea Fitch, founder-owner of Where’s Fred’s Raise a glass with: Phil Lowry, ex-hospitality worker, beer expert and sales manager for BarthHaas X Rat and Parrot owner puts 26 sites up for sale Raymond Blanc's White Brasserie Company to open 17th pub Record revenue of £1b for Greene King Red Mist Leisure relaunches pub after biggest-ever investment Redcomb Pubs bans plastic straws Redcomb Pubs expands portfolio with £1.1m Westminster acquisition Redcomb Pubs ramps up expansion with £1.25m acquisition Redcomb Pubs reveals plan to relaunch Alphabet Redcomb Pubs sells to Young's in 15-site, £34m deal Redcomb founders return with first new site under Prospect Pubs & Bars Referendum doom-mongering could lead to slowdown, Wetherspoon chairman warns Regent Inns plans consolidation Regent Inns toasts strong Walkabout performance Regent enters fray for Inventive Regent's Bar Risa to undergo strategic review Relief for rural pubs as Government opts not to lower drink-driving limit Revenue at Peach Pubs rises despite "challenging" market but profits dip Revenue boost for Stonegate Pubs thanks to acquisitions and World Cup Revere Pub Company to open fifth Lost & Found bar Revised c-charge times could boost London restaurant trade Revised pub code published Revolution Bar Group reports trading boost in second half of 2017 Revolution Bars CEO Mark McQuater resigns Revolution Bars Group CFO steps down Revolution Bars Group reports ‘disappointing year' and losses of £3.6m Revolution Bars Group sees 2% like-for-like growth in second half of 2016 Revolution Bars Group sees adjusted pre-tax profit growth of 10.8% Revolution Bars agrees Stonegate's £100m takeover offer Revolution Bars appoints Rob Pitcher as CEO Revolution Bars like-for-like sales up 1.5% driven by new openings Revolution Bars walks away from Deltic acquisition Revolution adopts ‘more cautious' outlook on trading Revolution considering acquisition of Deltic Revolution issues profit warning after weather hits trading Revolution vodka bars to be sold? Rise in wages and energy costs will cost £7m, says W&D Rob and Lucy Brewer win BII Licensee of the Year Award 2016 Robbie Bargh's Gorgeous Group revamps Tower Hill's Sky Lounge Robert Tchenguiz admits he is to make a bid for Mitchells & Butlers Rocket Leisure to open live music bar in Shoreditch Ronay's new guide includes gastropubs Ronnie Scott's sold for £3m Rooftop club to launch at Tobacco Dock Rooney Anand to step down as Greene King CEO after 14 years Royal Festival Hall's rooftop bar plan prompts ‘serious concerns' Rupert Culme-Seymour joins ALMR as COO Sadiq Khan pledges to support London pubs Sager + Wilde founder launches solo venture in East London Sales fall at Wetherspoon's no-smoking pubs Sales tumble at Luminar entertainment division Sam and Georgie Pearman buy Oxfordshire pub the Swan in Ascott-under-Wychwood Samuel Smith fined over pension information disclosure Scotland's bar workers say ban is benefiting health Scott Waddington to step down as Brains CEO after 17 years Scottish Licensed Trade Association responds to Scotland's reduced social distancing rule Scottish hospitality chiefs voice concern over bottle deposit scheme Second Bierschenke to open next week ahead of wider growth plans Sector hits back at Redbridge council's push for ‘discredited' late night levy Several hundred people were outside nightclub before student's death Shepherd Neame drinks to economic growth in Kent as EBITDA rises 5.5% Shepherd Neame enjoys record turnover on strong beer sales Shepherd Neame profits rise Shepherd Neame profits rise 25% Shepherd Neame reports strong performance of managed pubs Signature restaurants sold to Richard Caring Soft drinks sales on the increase Soho House & Co to launch Fox bar in Brixton South Kensington Club appoints new general manager Spoons Workers Against Brexit group campaigns against pro-Brexit boss Sports Cafe trading below expectations Star Pubs & Bars announces best food pub at its annual awards Star Pubs & Bars on hunt for new breed of operator Star Pubs & Bars sees highest ever number of applications Star Pubs and Bars commits £6m for outdoor renovations to boost covers Stars line up to support Primrose Hill pub tenants Stewart Gilliland to step down from Mitchells and Butlers board Stock market volatility following Brexit vote threatens Revolution Bars' acquisition plans Stonegate Pub Company acquires three Faucet Inn pubs Stonegate Pubs adds levy to drinks prices to cover security during England's World Cup clashes Stonegate Pubs to raise money for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice charity Stonegate buys Walkabout owner Intertain Stonegate converts 11% rise in pub profit thanks to Rugby World Cup Stonegate invests £325,000 to save Surrey pub Stonegate makes the move in to UK transport hubs Stonegate posts record-breaking summer results after World Cup sales surge Stonegate reports positive trading over Christmas period Stonegate set to acquire Ei Group Stonegate to acquire Be At One Stonegate walks away after Revolution Bars Group shareholders reject £101.5m offer Strong summer sales boost Greene King Stuart Gillies reveals plans to open bar serving small plates in Chislehurst Student dies outside Missoula night club in Durham Suffolk Country Inns places two country pubs on the market Summer weather boosts Mitchells & Butlers Sun shines on August sales figures for pub groups Supplier to run 42 marathons in 42 days for mental health in hospitality Sweeties bar creates cocktails for the mind, body and soul Swingers creators eye new concepts as turnover reaches almost £10m Tally Ho pub in north London reopens after £750,000 investment Tasting notes with Emma Denney, assistant head sommelier at the Clove Club Tchenguiz in £200m swoop for Yates Thaikhun Street Bar concept to launch in Liverpool One The Alchemist secures three new UK sites The Alchemist secures £16m to fund expansion The Alchemist to cut down on plastic straws The Alchemist to open new bar concept Aether at Liverpool One The Barkby Group buys luxury used car dealership The Botanist Sloane Square to relaunch with new look and new chef The Bull Limpsfield seeks further funding for growth The Caterer interview: Fuller's Simon Emeny – ‘We won’t take the enjoyment away’ The Chestnut Group adds two new inns to portfolio The Cock at Hemingford Gray wins big in the Good Pub Guide 2019 The Country Pub Group adds two sites The Curious Incident of Brewdog and the Trump line – PR blamed for 'free beers for president's fans' scheme The Drapers Arms to close kitchen on Thursday as temperatures soar The Great Sausage Roll Off 2018 line-up announced The Horse Guards Inn wins Pub of the Year 2017 The Langham Artesian bar has created a new Duality cocktail menu The Marksman in Bethnal Green scoops 2017 Michelin Pub of the Year title The Pointer in Brill named 2018 Michelin Pub of the Year The Pubs Code comes into force The Red Lion pub in Odiham opens guest rooms The Three Cranes pub opens in London Thespian haunt gets snapped up for £20m Three Cheers Pub Co announce eighth site Three Cheers Pub Co takes over ex-Affinity pub ThreeAfter3 has created a community of women in hospitality Threefold rent hike forces Truscott Arms closure Tied tenants to hold protests calling for Pubs Code Adjudicator Paul Newby to resign Tim Martin attacks the CBI over Brexit negotiations as JD Wetherspoon sales rise Tim Martin hits back at ‘poverty wages' claim Tim Martin inducted into British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame Tim and Nick Cockburn to open second London gastropub Tom Kerridge announces opening date for the Butcher's Tap Tom Kerridge to open the Butcher's Tap in Marlow Tom and Ed Martin to launch eighth gastropub, the Cadogan Arms Tom and Ed Martin to launch seventh gastropub Tony Conigliaro boycotts Martini after accusing brand of ‘taking his charity bike ride' in ‘marketing ploy' Tony Conigliaro to open new London bar Total sales at Marston's up by 4.9% Totnes pub picked up by organic entrepreneur Geetie Singh-Watson Trading at Greene King in line with expectations Trading bounces back at City Pub Group TripAdvisor names its top 10 real ale pubs with rooms Twickenham pub among three acquisitions for Fuller's as it gears up for 2015 Rugby World Cup Two Brixton late-night venues up for sale Two pubs a day being closed or converted for other uses UK Airport group MAG launches food-led bar concept UK pub revenues increase 26% on Euro 2016 opening weekend UKHospitality calls for planning policies supporting hospitality businesses Ultimate Leisure reports a drop in sales Ultimate annual profits set to nosedive Ultimate buys Prohibition Ultimate grim about short-term prospects Ultimate makes moves for Revolution bars Ultimate may face bidders Uncompromising licensing policies creating ‘stagnant' high streets Union to ballot JD Wetherspoon staff in two Brighton pubs over strike action Unionised publicans snub beer-tie mediation as a ‘sham' Unique Hospitality Management takes on seventh pub Urban Pubs and Bars acquires Fleet Street's Punch Tavern Urbium expects to weather consumer weakness Urbium increase development pace Urbium reaches £113m sale agreement Urbium refuses Regent's advances Urbium refuses Regent's final offer Vine Acquisitions acquires the Laine Pub Company Vote on smoking ban could go either way W&D buys English Country Inns W&D completes refinancing WSTA calls on government to halt £1b pubs tax raid Wadworth brewery buys Bird in Hand inn for £2.25m Warm weather and World Cup boosts Marston's like-for-like sales Wayne Shurvinton appointed managing director of Greene King's pub partners division We are back on track, says Ultimate Leisure Well-known London pub closes its doors Welsh pub takings up 41% after England v Wales Euros match Wetherspoon becomes latest chain to ban plastic straws Wetherspoon blames tax and interest charges for profit decline Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin: why moving to WTO rules post-Brexit won't be a disaster for food prices Wetherspoon boss slams ‘hectoring and bullying' of EU leaders in Brexit negotations Wetherspoon makes fat pledge Wetherspoon plans assault on breakfast market Wetherspoon sales up 1% Wetherspoon sees breakfast sales soar following decision to open earlier Wetherspoon starts development on £4.5m Ramsgate pavilion site Wetherspoon to have 55 non-smoking pubs by Christmas Wetherspoon to open 14 pubs in July Wetherspoon withdraws Essex hotel proposal Wetherspoon's Tim Martin attacks ‘budget for dinner parties' after revealing 43% profit rise Wetherspoon's finance director and chief operating officer to leave Wetherspoon's pre-tax profits up 20.6% but boss predicts slower growth Wetherspoon's supports local producers in Wales Whitbread pumps £14m into business park Whitbread puts brewery site up for sale Whitbread to launch flagship London Bar + Block Wholesaler limits beer sales as CO2 shortage continues William Rucker named Marston's chairman Wine café group Veeno plans 12 more sites Winner of World Class Bartender of the Year Global Final 2016 named Wolf Inns seal deal on Bellevue Arms in North Belfast Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries prepared for smoking ban Wolverhampton & Dudley reports good overall performance Woody's owner changes from nightclubs to restaurants World Cup and heatwave lift Fuller's sales in uncertain times World cup boost gives pubs first Q3 beer-sale growth for more than 15 years Ye Olde Red Cow is sold Young & Co reports strong start to year with like-for-like sales up 5.2% Young's announce 4.6% growth in like-for-like sales Young's appoints Christopher Sandland as non-executive chairman Young's appoints Mike Owen as chief financial officer Young's celebrates profit growth in ‘difficult business environment' Young's sales up in first 13 weeks of new financial year Young's strong results "proving its track record in difficult times" Yummy Pub Co praises ‘incredible' staff after devastating blaze ‘A no deal Brexit will see a fall in food prices' JD Wetherspoon boss claims ‘All peachy' at Peach Pub Company as it acquires 20th property ‘Highly successful' year for Young's as revenue grows by 8.7% ‘Pattern of poor weather' hits Young's pub company As a current holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Jacobs Media Group extends its condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll. 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