Latest Pub News


Revere builds pipeline

19 Oct 2018

Revere, the premium pubs arm of Marston’s, is to open the third iteration of its Foundry Project concept, in Manchester, MCA understands.

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Antic brings 11 sites to market

15 Oct 2018

Antic London and Downing LLP have brought a package of 11 pubs, out of a total estate of 48, to the market through Fleurets.


Loungers takes on former Prezzo site for first relocation

19 Oct 2018

Loungers has taken on the former Prezzo in Penarth, Glamorgan, to relocate the town’s Ocho Lounge.

Urban Pubs & Bars, the Punch Tavern

Urban Pubs & Bars lines up second Wells St Pizza site

18 Oct 2018

Urban Pubs & Bars, the Nick Pring and Malcolm Heap-led group, has lined up a second site for its Well Street Pizza concept.

Oliver Vaulkhard

Vaulkhard Group secures The Diamond Inn

17 Oct 2018

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

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Timothy Taylor abandons managed house expansion

17 Oct 2018

Timothy Taylor chief executive Tim Dewey has told MCA that the group is abandoning growth plans for its managed house division but is still on the lookout for tenanted pub acquisitions.

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S.I Leisure looking to double estate to 10 next year

16 Oct 2018

Southern-based multiple operator S.I Leisure is looking to double its estate to 10 pubs by the end of next year.


Rarebreed launching third site in Reading

12 Oct 2018

Rarebreed Dining, the Havisham Group-backed gastropub operator, is to launch a third site, The Corn Stores, in Reading.

St Austell

St Austell eyes growth through “conscious innovation”

12 Oct 2018

St Austell retail director Steve Worrall has told MCA that the family brewer is keen to ramp up its acquisition strategy in 2019 as it seeks to fill in the gaps between its Cornwall/Devon heartland and its investments around Bath.

Simon Webster, CEO of Thornbridge Brewery, Jamie Hawksworth and Jonathon Holdsworth, Owners of Pivovar.

Thornbridge & Co confirm York opening

12 Oct 2018

Thornbridge and Pivovar have confirmed that the second site for their joint venture will open in York in December.

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Big Smoke Pub Co to open third site

11 Oct 2018

Big Smoke Pub Co is to open its third pub later this month, The Flintgate Ale & Cider House in Weybridge, Surrey.

Ralph Findlay

Marston’s eyes further deals in wet-led community segment

11 Oct 2018

Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay has told MCA that he sees further opportunities to buy packages of wet-led community sites but that the company’s main focus is building pubs with lodges attached.

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Cosy Club set for Gunwharf Quays

11 Oct 2018

Loungers, the Nick Collins-led group, has further strengthened its openings pipeline for next year for its Cosy Club brand by securing a site in Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays scheme, MCA understands.

Marston’s acquires 15 Aprirose pubs

10 Oct 2018

Marston’s has reached agreement to acquire 15 former Mitchell’s & Butlers’ pubs from Aprirose.


BrewDog to launch bar franchise offer

09 Oct 2018

BrewDog is to launch a bar franchise offer in the UK, as part of its BrewDog Blueprint of 30 initiatives to drive growth over the next decade.