Latest Pub News

Mitchell's of Lancaster

Mitchell’s of Lancaster goes into administration

14 Dec 2018

Mitchell’s of Lancaster has appointed administrators, blaming a “troubled landscape, rising business rates, increased minimum wage, and the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit”.

Jonathan Neame

Shepherd Neame partners with microbrewery for Maidstone pub

14 Dec 2018

Shepherd Neame has unveiled a partnership with Kent microbrewery Rockin’ Robin.


PubLove to close Great Eastern site

14 Dec 2018

PubLove, the Ei Group joint venture, its to close its Millwall site early in the New Year as it consolidates its estate ahead of a fresh growth push in 2019, MCA as learnt.

The Saloon Bar at The Bedford

Three Cheers sets out ambition to double estate

13 Dec 2018

Three Cheers has said its long-term vision for the company is to double the size of its estate over the next 10 years, MCA has learnt.


Pubs visits continue to decline, but branded operators buck the trend

13 Dec 2018

Pub visits have continued to decline in the year to September 2018, however the most recent quarter has seen some visit growth with pubs performing slightly better than the wider foodservice market, according to the latest data from the NPD Group.

Antic acquires The Denmark Arms

Antic updates its pipeline

13 Dec 2018

Antic has updated the list of pubs it is currently ‘fermenting’, to include new sites in Elephant & Castle and Brixton.

The Botanist, NWTC

NWTC secures Lincoln site for The Botanist

13 Dec 2018

New World Trading Company has secured a site in the Cornhill Quarter in Lincoln for an opening under its Botanist brand in early 2020.


Young’s CFO steps down

12 Dec 2018

Young’s has announced the immediate departure of Steve Robinson as chief financial officer.

Admiral Nelson

Everards acquires Daventry pub

12 Dec 2018

Everards has acquired canalside pub, The Admiral Nelson, in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

The Fellowship Inn

Electric Star Pubs secures The Fellowship Inn for sixth site

07 Dec 2018

Electric Star Pubs has secured The Fellowship Inn, in south east London, for its sixth opening.

More than a pub

More than a Pub receives funding extension

07 Dec 2018

More than a Pub, the group set up to help support community ownership of pubs, has received a £2.2m extension to its funding.

The Selkirk, Indapubs

Indapubs looking to treble estate over next seven years

07 Dec 2018

Indapubs is looking to expand its estate to between 10 and 12 sites over the next five to seven years, MCA has learnt.

Simon Townsend

Second round bids due to Ei Group commercial properties portfolio

06 Dec 2018

A handful of investment funds are believed to be through to the second round of bidding for Ei Group’s c350-strong commercial property division, which MCA understands has a book value of c£340m.

Hawthorn Leisure

NewRiver acquires 76 Star pubs

06 Dec 2018

NewRiver has confirmed to MCA that it has acquired 76 sites from Star Pubs & Bars, taking its Hawthorn Leisure pub arm to over 700.

Edward Walsh and Kevin Charity

Coaching Inn Group YTD lfls up 9.3%

06 Dec 2018

The Coaching Inn Group has reported like-for-like sales in the year to date up 9.3%.