Mitchells and Butler Logo

M&B lfls up 1.8%

21 Sep 2017

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported that its like-for-like sales for the 51 weeks to 16 September were up 1.8%

Jonathan Neame

FY turnover up 11.7% at Shep Neame

20 Sep 2017

Shepherd Neame has this morning reported an 11.7% increase in turnover to £156.2m in the year to 24 June 2017

Chris Hill NWTC

NWTC to launch new concept in Bristol

15 Sep 2017

New World Trading Company (NWTC) is to launch a new concept after securing a site Bristol

Sports Bar and Grill

Stonegate acquires Sports Bar & Grill

14 Sep 2017

Stonegate Pub Company has acquired Bar Holdings – the company behind Sports Bar & Grill.

Neil Morrissey-backed pub venture eyes expansion

22 Sep 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The co-founder of the With Neil Morrissey Pub Company plans to expand south within the next three to five years

Johns swaps Brains for TRG

22 Sep 2017

Gareth Johns has stepped down from SA Brain after nearly 14 years with the company to join The Restaurant Group (TRG)

Consumers swapping pints for coffees

22 Sep 2017

More than one million pub regulars have shunned visiting the pub during the past seven years, a new survey has revealed.

JDW lfl volumes up 17% on Tax Equality Day

22 Sep 2017

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has hailed Tax Equality Day as an ”outstanding success”

Camden Town Brewery dominates marketing awards

22 Sep 2017

Camden Town Brewery was the main winner at The Beer and Cider Marketing Awards 2017, which were announced at a packed Old Truman Brewery in London last night

Average price for pint of bitter breaks £3 barrier

21 Sep 2017

The average price of a pint of bitter in Britain’s pubs has broken through the £3 barrier for the first time


Peter Hansen at The Pub Conference

Why tenanted pubs are back in fashion

11 Sep 2017

The past few weeks have seen two huge deals in the tenanted and leased pub sector – with Punch and Admiral Taverns both getting new owners. In a period of great uncertainty, why do investors feel certain of success in a segment whose death has often been exaggerated. Peter Hansen, founder of Sapient Corporate Finance.

Drinking pints

Pubs – what are they good for?

07 Sep 2017

Fiona Stapley, editor of the Good Pub Guide, examines how the blurring of lines between pubs, restaurants and cafes has affected the public’s affection for this great British institution.

Kevin Georgel

Admiral to set sail with new investors

04 Sep 2017

MCA speaks to Admiral Taverns chief executive Kevin Georgel about the future of the pub company under new owners C&C Group and Proprium Capital Partners.

Brewhouse and Kitchen

Brew ideas on an old theme

18 Aug 2017

After falling out of fashion for more than 20 years, the brewpub is back with a vengeance, and Brewhouse & Kitchen has been at the forefront of its revival. James Wallin meets co-founder Simon Bunn to discuss its evolution

Admiral Taverns

Inside Track: Admiral intentions

13 Jul 2017

Do the bids for Admiral Taverns show that after years in the shadows of managed pubs and casual dining, that tenanted pubs are now back at the centre of M&A activity? MCA deputy editor James Wallin looks at why the segment is so attractive for investors at the moment, what a bid for Admiral could mean for the wider sector and who could be next.


MCA's commentators and opinion makers