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Cirrus secures c£22m funding package

21 Apr 2017

Cirrus Inns has secured c£22m of new funding to aid its further growth

Antic updates on pipeline

25 Apr 2017

Antic London has updated on its pipeline – with six sites in development to take it to a 50-strong pub estate.

Ei partners with Live & Loud

25 Apr 2017

Ei Publican Partnerships has announced a partnership with live music specialists Live&Loud.

Star enhances property repairs service

25 Apr 2017

Star Pubs & Bars has launched an enhanced property repairs service in response to demand from licensees.

Parogon secures funding for next growth stage

25 Apr 2017

Parogon Pubs, the Staffordshire-based operator, has secured a new facility with Santander as it seeks growth to 10 sites in the short term.

Pubs Code Adjudicator has settled 25 cases

24 Apr 2017

The pubs code adjudicator has made awards in 25 arbitration cases since the code came into force last July.

BrewDog to launch Hopworks in Glasgow

21 Apr 2017

BrewDog’s long awaited Hopworks concept is set to open later this year, in Glasgow.

Ego takes on M&B site

21 Apr 2017

3Sixty Restaurants, the James Horler-led group, has secured a 15th site for its Ego in a Pub format.

Adventure Bar completes £500k funding

21 Apr 2017

OakNorth has completed a £500,000 loan to Adventure Bar, the London cocktail bar chain, which will be used to open two new sites.

Stew & Oyster adds Sheffield site

21 Apr 2017

Stew & Oyster, the Yorkshire based pub concept, has lined up a site in Sheffield for its fifth opening, MCA has learnt.


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Pub brands ring changes on regional menu pricing

10 Apr 2017

MCA’s Menu Tracker has given Steve Gotham the opportunity to look at the latest menu releases by top leading pub chains Hungry Horse and JD Wetherspoon

David McDowall, managing director of BrewDog Bars, Publican Awards 2015 winner, discusses the next stage of the fast-growing brand's development

BrewDog: From young pup to big beast

03 Apr 2017

Known for its unorthodox approach to fundraising and marketing in its early days, 10 years down the line craft beer brewer BrewDog has matured into a successful international company. But, that doesn’t mean the firm has become more conformist, as ‘navigator’ David McDowall explains to Mel Flaherty

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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.




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