All Loch Fyne articles

  • Quiz

    Gotham’s Christmas-ish Quiz!


    It’s the week before Christmas and I hope many thresholds are being crossed, multiple tipples downed and that tills are ringing out! For my part, I have been thinking about what sort of Christmas present to get lucky readers – I have been racking my mind and the best I can do is the joy of a quiz!

  • Carluccio's new generation store

    Gunwharf Quays – Restaurant and retail therapy a plenty!


    With more than 30 bars, cafés and restaurants (as well as over 90 shops) Gunwharf Quays offers an abundance of opportunities for plenty of remedial treatment. Supported by its impressive waterfront location, attractive design and assorted leisure-related reasons to visit, Gunwharf Quays is one of the UK’s finest outlet shopping centres. So amongst some Christmas shopping, I was keen to see how it is using its extensive assortment of Food & Beverage purveyors to both restore weary shoppers as well as to act as a footfall driver in its own right. But also, and more critically, I was keener to see some something new and surprising.

  • Brandon and richard JL

    Wrap stars: how Tortilla won the burrito wars


    Brandon Stephens and Richard Morris’ Californian-inspired brand Tortilla has come out on top in the burrito wars and looks to be eyeing a sale, writes Restaurant magazine’s Joe Lutrario.

  • News

    Loch Fyne’s Horan takes on new role at Greene King


    Greene King has appointed Michael Horan as the new business unit director of its 70-strong gastro-pub business Metropolitan Pub Company.

  • Loch Fyne in Egham, now owned by Grosvenor Pubs

    Grosvenor Pubs takes Loch Fyne site for second opening


    Grosvenor Pubs, the Downing-backed vehicle led by former Busaba Eathai chief executive Jason Myers, has taken on the Loch Fyne site in Egham, Surrey, MCA understands.

  • Giggling Squid food

    Giggling Squid poised to take on former CAU site in Leamington Spa


    Giggling Squid has been granted a premise license for the former CAU site in Leamington Spa.

  • Giles Codd

    Codd swaps Merlin for Papa John's


    Giles Codd, formerly of M&B, Loch Fyne and Merlin, has joined Papa John’s UK as marketing director, MCA understands.

  • Harry Ramsden's CEO Joe Teixeira

    Teixeira joins Gourmet Gulf as CEO


    Joe Teixeira, the former Boparan Restaurants chief executive and Loch Fyne managing director, has joined Dubai-based Gourmet Gulf.

  • andrew-laurillard

    Laurillard: Differentiation key to success


    Giggling Squid co-founder Andy Laurillard has credited his company’s 53% uplift in EBITDA to a differentiated offer which does not revolve around pizzas and burgers.

  • Rooney Anand at the Pub Conference

    The end of an era


    Yesterday’s announcement that Greene King chief executive, Rooney Anand, would be stepping down from his role in April marks the end of a remarkable 14-year tenure for the first non-family member to run the company in its 220-year history. James Wallin assesses Anand’s legacy and asks where the company goes next.

  • Oliver Vaulkhard

    Vaulkhard Group confirms first foray into accommodation


    Northeast leisure operator Vaulkhard Group has made its first foray into accommodation with the acquisition of The Diamond Inn.

  • Oliver Vaulkhard

    Vaulkhard Group secures The Diamond Inn


    Northeast operator Vaulkhard Group has secured The Diamond Inn pub and hotel in Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

  • News

    Giggling Squid to replace Loch Fyne in Oxford


    Giggling Squid, the Business Growth Fund (BGF)-backed group, has further strengthened its openings pipeline, after securing the former Loch Fyne site in Oxford, MCA understands.

  • Unique Hospitality

    Unique co-founder departs


    Unique Hospitality, the 10-strong pub operator, has strengthened its operations team, as co-founder Jonathan Taylor steps away from the business.

  • Brunning and Price

    Brunning & Price acquires Surrey Hills pub


    Brunning & Price has acquired The Parrot Inn in Forest Green, near Dorking, Surrey.

  • Greene King logo

    Analysts corner: Greene King


    We round-up the views of analysts at Hargreaves Lansdown, JP Morgan, Goodbody, and Citi – with more than one believing the company’s shares are undervalued.

  • The Royal Foresters, Oakman Inns
    Analysis & Insight

    MCA Introduces... Royal Foresters from Oakman Inns


    In the latest MCA Introduces James Wallin meets Oakman Inns founder Peter Borg-Neal at the £10m Royal Foresters in Ascot to talk investment, unforeseen obstacles, the power of premium and the value of wisteria.

  • Food and Fuel

    TRG to acquire Food & Fuel


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has agreed to acquire Food Fuel, London-based food-led pub operator, in a deal valued at c£15m. MCA understands that the 11-strong Food Fuel business, which comprises eight gastropubs, one sports pub and two café bars, will be incorporated into TRG’s ...

  • Oliver Vaulkhard

    Vaulkhard Group exits Sheffield sites to focus on north east


    Vaulkhard Group has divested its two Sheffield sites, as it looks to focus on growing the business within its north east homeland, MCA has learnt.

  • Papa John's

    Williams appointed MD at Papa John’s UK


    Liz Williams has joined Papa John’s as managing director for the UK, MCA understands.