Latest Pub News


Ei Group agrees corporate partnership with charity The Clink

19 Feb 2019

Ei Group has embarked on a corporate partnership with charity The Clink, as part of efforts to strengthen the work it does around social responsibility.

Star Pubs free-from menu

Star launches support package for licensees

15 Feb 2019

Star Pubs & Bars has launched a suite of new tools to help licensees boost sales and maximise their retail offers.

Old Crown

Stuart Inns liquidated

15 Feb 2019

Stuart Inns, the Suffolk-based gastropub operator, is being liquidated, MCA understands.

The Grafton, Kentish Town, Hippo Inns

EiG to focus on regions for Managed Expert expansion

14 Feb 2019

Ei Group’s focus for its Managed Investments business going forward is to bolster its partnerships outside of London, while acquisitions will now be considered as a way to grow the businesses under this umbrella.

Ninth Life

MCA Introduces: Ninth Life

13 Feb 2019

MCA visits Laine’s latest venue, Ninth Life, an ambitious festival-themed multi-storey venue in Catford.

Doctor Brightons

Bison team take former Doctor Brightons pub

12 Feb 2019

Radfox, a Brighton based operator from the team behind Bison Beer, has taken the former Doctor Brightons pub, MCA understands.


Ainsworth takes on The Mariners in Rock with Sharp's

12 Feb 2019

Paul and Emma Ainsworth have acquired the lease of The Mariners in Rock, Cornwall, in a joint venture with Sharp’s Brewery.


Everards on symbiotic bond between pub estate and brewery

12 Feb 2019

MCA talks to Everards managing director, Stephen Gould, on the back of its most recent financial results, with pub like-for-like sales up 2% in the year to 30 September 2018 and 2.5% in the year to date. He discusses consolidation in the beer market; why the managed pub model may be creaking and how smart operators are investing in occasions.

Hamish Stoddart of Peach Pub Company

Peach calls off sales process

12 Feb 2019

Peach Pubs has called off its sales process after two prospective deals fell through at the 11th hour, MCA understands.

Simon Longbottom

Stonegate FY lfls up 4.7%

12 Feb 2019

Stonegate Pub Company has reported like for like revenue up 4.7% in the full year to September 2018.

Laine open to more package deals

12 Feb 2019

Laine Pub Company will consider more package deals, including new clusters of pubs outside of London and Brighton, if it’s “the right thing, at the right time”, MCA has learnt.

EiG commercial properties sale approved

08 Feb 2019

Ei Group shareholders have unanimously backed the disposal of the group’s commercial properties arm for £348m.

Potting Shed Harrogate

The Potting Shed Harrogate closes

07 Feb 2019

The Potting Shed in Harrogate, the last opening under the Burning Night Group, has closed, MCA understands.

Simon Townsend

EiG managed lfls up 5.7% in Q1

07 Feb 2019

Ei Group has reported like-for-like net income growth of 2% across it tenanted and leased pubs estate in the 18 weeks to 2 February.


NewRiver completes Hawthorn integration

06 Feb 2019

NewRiver chief financial officer Mark Davies has told MCA that the synergies from the integration of the Hawthorn Leisure estate could exceed the target £3m.