2 February 2021

‘Dry January not about giving up on pubs’

The start of 2021 saw me take on the challenge of Dry January, to be totally honest it is not the first year Iâve completed this […]
2 February 2021

National rather than regional tiers being considered by PM

Pubs could reopen under national restrictions instead of regional measures, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed.
2 February 2021

Changes at the top for Stonegate

Realignment moves at Stonegate has seen the departure of one of the companies senior directors.
2 February 2021

Future planning focus for first 2021 MA500

The first MA500 conference of 2021 is set to take place this month (Thursday 11 February) when we will be looking to help operators gear up […]
2 February 2021

Brixton Brewery fully acquired by Heineken

Drinks giant Heineken has acquired Brixton Brewery in full having purchased a minority stake in the south-London beermaker three years ago.
2 February 2021

‘We struggle with the daily barrage of newspapers guessing when we will be open’

Last year was an interesting one. We secured a long lease on the Denbigh Castle in Liverpool city centre and 2020 began with great hope and […]
1 February 2021

Marston’s ‘unanimously’ rejects Platinum share offer

Pubco Marstonâs has refused a proposed takeover offer from America-based firm Platinum Equity Advisors.
1 February 2021

Legal Q&A: post-lockdown licensing and opportunities for pubs

James Anderson from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen discusses what role pubs could play on post-lockdown high streets and where opportunities exist for operators once restrictions […]
1 February 2021

Parliamentary pub sales top £280,000 in 2020 with £20k spent since lockdown one

Wet sales across the Parliamentary Estateâs pub and bars since the UK’s first national lockdown totalled more than Â20,000 â with many drink prices found beneath […]
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