23 December 2020

GBPA-winner swaps pints for the pulpit

I don’t think any of us, this time last year, could have predicted how 2020 would play out.   Certainly, we never could have foreseen the closing […]
23 December 2020

Biggest pub job and company news in 2020

Nearly 500 applicants for two pub jobs In July, The MA​ revealed that a south London pub operator had been inundated with 484 applications​ for two £9-an-hour bar jobs – […]
23 December 2020

Marston’s takes on SA Brain’s 156-strong pub stable

As previously reported by The Morning Advertiser (MA)​, the Welsh brewer and pub operator had been put up for sale​ earlier this month after recruiting advisers to navigate a […]
22 December 2020

Hospitality sector on course to lose more than £53bn in sales during ‘disaster’ 2020

Produced in tandem with sector trade body UKHospitality, CGA’s Survival to Revival report, the eighth edition of its Future Shock series, revealed a £53.3bn year-on-year drop […]
22 December 2020

Scottish rescue package ‘marred by payback measures’

The funding announcement follows the First Minister setting out a three week closure of pubs and bars across mainland Scotland from Boxing Day. The Scottish Government […]
22 December 2020

Leicestershire County Council tops up festive grants for hard hit pubs

The council’s offer of a further £1,000 to Leicestershire’s pubs – thought to be the only pledge of its kind in the country – is intended […]
22 December 2020

‘We spent more than £100k to trade for 6 hours’

The Aigburth Arms in Aigburth, Liverpool, was the third new pub opening for Blind Tiger Inns in 2020, set for its grand opening on Friday 23 ​March.  […]
22 December 2020

2020’s biggest pub property stories

Punch purchases seven-pub package from Heartstone Inns   As reported by The MA ​in January​, the operator of about 1,250 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales, completed the acquisition […]
21 December 2020

Concern over New Year’s Eve parties as rules for pubs unchanged

The Government has refused to relax restrictions on New Year’s Eve rules including allowing households to mix indoors or extending the hospitality curfew beyond midnight. Operators […]
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