23 December 2020

Al Murray becomes Campaign for Pubs ambassador

The nationwide organisation, which represents pubs, publicans and pub-goers, is calling on UK pub-lovers to sign its #SupportPubsNOW petition urging Government for vital support to help […]
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

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

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

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 […]
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.  […]
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