Three Cheers Pub Co

EiG announces Three Cheers as latest Managed Expert

24 May 2017

Ei Group, formerly Enterprise Inns, has announced that its next managed operator partnership will be with Three Cheers Pub Co – the London-based gastro pub operators.

Justin Phillimore CEO Charles Wells

Charles Wells eyes group pub deals

18 May 2017

Charles Wells chief executive, Justin Phillimore, has told MCA that the company will target group acquisitions alongside organic growth of its managed estate, following the sale of its brewing business to Marston’s.

Marstons MD Richard Westwood

Marston’s: Charles Wells; pub deals; pricing and lodges

18 May 2017

MCA talks to Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay and managing director of Marston’s Beer Company, Richard Westwood, on the back of the £55m acquisition of Charles Wells.

Over £8.5k raised for Manchester Hospital Staff to ‘have a drink’

24 May 2017

Many acts of kindness showing the true spirit of British people, and the hospitality industry surfaced yesterday

Wadworth acquires GK pubs

24 May 2017

Wadworth, the Wiltshire-based brewer and pub operator, has revealed details of a £6.5m investment in its managed house estate with the acquisition of three sites.

Amber grows Hogarth’s estate to 12

24 May 2017

Amber Taverns has lined up two more openings for its Hogarths gin palace format – to take the estate to 12, MCA has learnt.

Portfolio of Punch and GK pubs sold for £9.5m

24 May 2017

A pub portfolio including sites let to Punch and Greene King has been acquired for £9.5m.

Mcaneney launches Scottish-themed concept with Star

23 May 2017

Scottish hospitality entrepreneur Billy Mcaneney has launched a new partnership with the operator of Glasgow Café Antipasti, Neil Douglas.

Clive Watson

City Pub Co sales up 43%

19 May 2017

City Pub Company has seen revenue in the first 21 weeks of the year grow 43% year-on-year, MCA has learnt.

Craft Union announces raft of new openings

19 May 2017

Craft Union – Ei Group’s largest managed house division – has added 31 sites in the past three months.


Hungry Horse exterior

Pub brands ring changes on regional menu pricing

10 Apr 2017

MCA’s Menu Tracker has given Steve Gotham the opportunity to look at the latest menu releases by top leading pub chains Hungry Horse and JD Wetherspoon

David McDowall, managing director of BrewDog Bars, Publican Awards 2015 winner, discusses the next stage of the fast-growing brand's development

BrewDog: From young pup to big beast

03 Apr 2017

Known for its unorthodox approach to fundraising and marketing in its early days, 10 years down the line craft beer brewer BrewDog has matured into a successful international company. But, that doesn’t mean the firm has become more conformist, as ‘navigator’ David McDowall explains to Mel Flaherty

Star managed pub The Eagles Corner

We’ve had our fill Phil

21 Mar 2017

Celebrating the Great British pub, via its evolution, generational shifts, The Publican Awards, the possibility of a food-led tipping point, on-going legislation, some pubs located in Surrey, the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, and the cost of a new car park…


The form horse

17 Mar 2017

Seven years on from its creation, Stonegate Pub Company continues to disprove the notion that you cannot thrive as a wet-led, late-night bar operator. The TDR Capital-backed group is now garnering deserved sector-wide recognition for its approach to developing complementary town and city-centre concepts and engaged teams

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Will 2017 be the year of the deal?

09 Jan 2017

Leading analyst Simon French, of Cenkos, gives his view on what the next 12 months is likely to hold for the pub industry.




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