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Opera Tavern

Urban Pubs acquires Opera Tavern from Salt Yard

17 Aug 2018

Urban Pubs & Bars has acquired the Opera Tavern in Covent Garden from the Salt Yard Group.

Beacon Ei

EiG grows Beacon past 250 milestone

17 Aug 2018

Ei Group has grown its managed tenancy model, Beacon, to over 250 sites.

Closed

Wellington Pizza Pub closes two of five sites

16 Aug 2018

Atlas Pub Co has closed two of its five Wellington Pizza sites.

Inglenook Inns, The Falstaff

Inglenook consolidates leased estate; eyes 50 freeholds

16 Aug 2018

Inglenook Inns & Taverns, the Lancashire-based group, is looking to acquire packages of up to 10 pubs as it seeks to grow its freehold estate to c50.

Belle

Sports Bar & Grill founders launches new venture

15 Aug 2018

Dave Evans, the founder of the Sports Bar & Grill, has launched a new venture called Belle Pubs & Restaurants, with three pubs in London and two more to follow, MCA has learnt.

PBN

Oakman lfls up 10%

15 Aug 2018

Oakman Inns has seen like-for-like sales grow 10% in the 19 weeks to Sunday 11 August and recorded a strong opening at its £10m pub, The Royal Foresters in Ascot.

NewRiver

NewRiver to complete 50th investment

15 Aug 2018

NewRiver has reported an uptick in the number of publicans signing long-term substantive tenancies.

Imagine Inns doubles up in the North West

15 Aug 2018

Imagine Inns has increased its portfolio of pubs to four, after taking on the lease of The Feildens Arms in Mellor Brook and The Railway at Bromley Cross.

Boulters Lock on the River Thames in Berkshire, Peach Pubs

Peach gears up for transformative 2019

14 Aug 2018

Peach Pubs has reported like-for-like sales in 2017 up 2.4%, with turnover growing by £600,000 to £25.6m.

Cosy Club interior

Cosy Club to double up in first location

14 Aug 2018

Loungers is to open a second Cosy Club in Cardiff – the first time it has operated multiple sites for the concept in the same location.

Tim Martin at the Pub Conference

JDW founder says Brexit could create competition for Lavazza

14 Aug 2018

JD Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin has said that Brexit could open up competition for the group’s coffee supplier Lavazza.

Brakspear CEO Tom Davies

Brakspear FY managed lfls up 5%

14 Aug 2018

Brakspear saw turnover grow 11% in 2017 to £28.3m, with EBITDA down 7% to £7.7m.

Mikkeller

Mikkeller eyes further London sites

10 Aug 2018

Danish craft brewer, Mikkeller, is already searching for a second UK site after securing its debut in the country – in Shoreditch.

James Baer of Amber Taverns

Amber Taverns takes on Aprirose site

09 Aug 2018

Amber Taverns has acquired Shenanigans in Preston, one of the 73 pubs Aprirose acquired from Mitchells & Butlers last year.

Adnams

Adnams managed lfls up 1.7%

09 Aug 2018

Suffolk-based family brewer and pub operator, Adnams, has reported like-for-like profits in its managed pubs estate up 1.7% for the six months to 30 June.

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