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Pubco/tenant relations stable post-pubs code

23 Mar 2017

MCA’s annual benchmark of the tenanted pub sector has shown the introduction of the pubs code has had little discernible impact on tenant/pubco relations.

PCA confirms details of levy for pubcos

24 Mar 2017

The Pubs Code Adjudicator has confirmed the details of the levy on pubcos for the financial year 2016/2017.

WBB eyes new funding round

24 Mar 2017

The opening of West Berkshire Brewery’s £4m new facility has been pushed back to August from the original date of April.

D&M to relocate The Happenstance

24 Mar 2017

Drake & Morgan is to relocate its The Happenstance site in London’s Ludgate Hill, after accepting an offer on the unit

Pubcos to pay £1.5m to adjudicator in 2016/17

24 Mar 2017

The Pubs Code Adjudicator has confirmed the details of the levy on pubcos for the financial year 2016/2017

Draft House FY lfls up 1%

24 Mar 2017

Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh has told MCA that the group is continuing to eye expansion both in and out of London

CMA restarts Heineken/Punch investigation

24 Mar 2017

The Competition and Markets Authority has restarted its investigation into Heineken’s proposed acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs as part of its joint deal with Patron Capital.

Mosaic to open three Birmingham sites this year

24 Mar 2017

Mosaic Pub & Dining – formerly known as City Pub EIS Fund – is to grow its Birmingham estate to four this year, MCA has learnt.

Adnams expects tenanted estate to shrink further

24 Mar 2017

Jonathan Adnams, chairman of his Suffolk-based family firm, has told MCA that he expects its tenanted estate to dip below 40 in the short term as it continues disposals and conversions to the managed portfolio.

Clive Watson

City Pub Co acquires Oxford Beerd site

23 Mar 2017

City Pub Company has acquired the Oxford branch of Bath Ales’ Beerd brand and also exchanged on its fourth site in the city, MCA understands.


Star managed pub The Eagles Corner

We’ve had our fill Phil

21 Mar 2017

Celebrating the Great British pub, via its evolution, generational shifts, The Publican Awards, the possibility of a food-led tipping point, on-going legislation, some pubs located in Surrey, the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, and the cost of a new car park…


The form horse

17 Mar 2017

Seven years on from its creation, Stonegate Pub Company continues to disprove the notion that you cannot thrive as a wet-led, late-night bar operator. The TDR Capital-backed group is now garnering deserved sector-wide recognition for its approach to developing complementary town and city-centre concepts and engaged teams

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Will 2017 be the year of the deal?

09 Jan 2017

Leading analyst Simon French, of Cenkos, gives his view on what the next 12 months is likely to hold for the pub industry.

Brasserie Bar Co (Raymond Blanc and Mark Derry)

It’s all white now

05 Jan 2017 | By Stefan Chomka

Five years ago, French chain Brasserie Blanc was a brand in stasis. But a revamp of the entire estate and a move into the pub sector means it has rediscovered its je ne sais quoi. Stefan Chomka reports

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Camerons eyes brew legacy

22 Dec 2016

The north-east brewer and pub operator Camerons may not be the most celebrated of the family brewer/pub operators but with a fledgling national pub brand, a thriving brewery and the firepower to grow, Lion Brewery is ready to roar. James Wallin meets managing director Chris Soley to talk about the big plans brewing in Hartlepool




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