Martin Webb, the entrepreneur behind the C-Side Group, is to open his sixth pub after returning to the industry. He told the Morning Advertiser that no-premium leaseholds and low rents were the two factors that have lured him back to the expansion trail. Webb hopes to open four or five more houses to the upmarket Pub & Kitchen concept he has developed with partner Warrick Armsby-Ward, extending the operation into towns across Sussex. He told the trade magazine: “Two or three years ago premiums were ridiculous. “Now you can get leaseholds without paying a premium and rents are much cheaper, too. “We are in a similar situation to the early 1990s, when we built C-Side.” His latest venture, his third opening in a year, is a Brakspear lease in the street where he lives in Hove. The Portland will be renamed the Stoneham and feature a Sicilian pizza menu and 25 flavours of home-made ice-cream. The second Pub & Kitchen, the Dyke Tavern, opened six weeks ago and is trading well following a £250,000 refurb, to which landlord Enterprise Inns contributed more than £80,000.