Deltic given Revolution bid deadline

22 Sep 2017

Revolution Bars has been accused of dismissing a merger offer from Britain’s biggest nightclub operator “out of hand”

The Exhibit aims for five

19 Sep 2017

The Exhibit, the Balham bar-restaurant from former Drake & Morgan head of marketing Lisa Loebenberg, is looking to reach five sites in the next two years, after opening its second site in Streatham. 

Oxford Wine Co to expand Sandy's Piano Bar concept

15 Sep 2017

The Oxford Wine Company, the family wine merchant and bar operator, will focus on new concept Sandy’s Piano Bar for expansion, MCA has learnt.

Fever Bars

Fever Bars confirms Exeter site

07 Sep 2017

Fever Bars, the retro music bar operator, is to open a site in Exeter this weekend.

Wringer & Mangle

Wringer & Mangle to replace Holy Birds

01 Sep 2017

The Calabrese Brothers are to re-open their Holy Birds site in London’s Spitalfields as the second Wringer & Mangle

Average spend on late night leisure down

29 Aug 2017

More Brits are going on a night out at least once a week compared to the previous quarter

Marks: Revs shareholders interested in Deltic bid

25 Aug 2017

Deltic chief executive Peter Marks believes Revolutions shareholders want to hear more about his group’s rival bid before accepting a cash offer from Stonegate.

Innspired to launch new bar concept

25 Aug 2017

Innspired Leisure, the North East operator behind Players Bar, is launching a new concept, Olivia’s Townhouse, in Birmingham.

​Deltic lfls up 3.85%

25 Aug 2017

The Deltic Group has reported that its like-for-like sales have increased 3.85% so far in its current financial year


Deltic retains interest in Revolution merger

24 Aug 2017

The Deltic Group has said it is evaluating a possible cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Revolution

Deltic Group's Pryzm brand

Deltic Revs up to overtake Stonegate takeover

16 Aug 2017

Why did Deltic go public with its rebuffed bid to merge with Revolution Bars Group, where does it leave Stonegate and what does it mean for the sector? MCA deputy editor James Wallin discusses.

Peter Marks

Marks’ theory on Revolution

15 Aug 2017

Deltic Group chief executive Peter Marks talks to MCA about the group’s proposal to merge with Revolution Bars Group to create a 125-strong “powerhouse” late-night operator.

Inside Track: This is the rhythm of the night

15 Sep 2017

The late-night sector rarely gets a good press, but does the recent surge of interest in Revolution Bars Group show appetite for nightlife is still strong? James Wallin talks to Deltic Group’s chief executive Peter Marks on why he is betting on the success of the sector. 

Duncan and Charlie of Inception Group

Inception eyes a bright future

21 Oct 2016

The Inception Group has made a name for itself with its colourful approach to bars and restaurants, but its latest venture sees a more grown-up approach to healthy eating. Co-founder Charlie Gilkes talks to James Wallin about how all operators need to put the emphasis on experience


Competitive socialising

19 Sep 2016

Living in a culture in which people are constantly afraid of missing out, consumers are demanding experiences that deviate from the mainstream. Can the sector evolve to meet this demand for more experiential events and in the process underpin a renaissance in the UK’s late-night sector?

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