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 […]
21 December 2020

Government must commit to ‘clear exit strategy’ from restrictions

The trade body’s requests came after several areas across the south east of England were plunged into a tougher set of coronavirus measures and Christmas rules […]
21 December 2020

£2.6bn pub sales nosedive predicted during December

After analysing the first two weeks of pub trading since lockdown lifted on 2 December and comparing it to both the pre-lockdown period in October and […]
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