By M&C Report team2005-06-05T16:57:00+01:00
Pub deals such as Admiral Taverns’ acquisition of Hawthorn and Punch’s of Ram Pub Company show buyers are willing to look “forwards, not backwards”, Simon Johnson of CBRE has said.
Digital technology, implemented during the pandemic, has boosted the popularity of more premium drinks and provided valuable data for operators, MCA’s Pub Conference audience heard.
The leased & tenanted pub sector has been a through “watershed moment” during the pandemic, showing the strength of the partnership model, Lawson Mountstevens, MD of Star Pubs & Bars has said.
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The challenges around acquiring large freehold pub sites in great market towns has led Oakman Inns to refocus its growth strategy.
Electric Group, the nightclub and live music venue operator backed by family that own River Island, has secured the former O2 Newcastle Academy, with plans for a UK-wide expansion drive.
The group is open to repurposing venues as part of its plans to break the 100-site mark, with several new locations in the pipeline, including a cider brew pub in Bath.
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