18 January 2021

£2.7m rent dispute between Wellington and tenants

Millions of pounds of rent owed to billionaire-owned pub group Wellington Pub Company from some of its tenants is currently in dispute, according to a survey.
15 January 2021

Whitbread cuts 1,500 jobs

The parent company of Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn confirmed 1,500 job losses in its latest trading update â just over 4% of its 36,000 […]
4 January 2021

‘Everyone knew what they had, they just thought they’d never lose it’

At Uphouse Pubs, we have always been a company that embraces change, the world evolves extremely quickly, and our industry must keep pace with it.  The […]
3 January 2021

‘It’s hard enough for any start-up to gain customers, especially when not trading as intended’

Like most micropubs, our pub specialises in real ale, and cider, and is as true as possible to the micropub ethos with no spirits, lager or […]
2 January 2021

‘Some NHS staff were actually crying with relief that they could get rid of some stress over a drink’

As I watched the TV, I sat and realised that things were definitely going to change. I gathered my team and pledged we will get through […]
1 January 2021

‘Our turnover being hit by every new restriction only forced us to be more inventive’

Between October and December 2019, we converted the old Nortons Hydraulics factory into a three-bar live music venue, with a traditional tiled bar, a snug room […]
29 December 2020

‘This certainly wasn’t in the business plan we presented last Christmas’

We were excited, full of enthusiasm and had our opening night planned for Friday 13 March – we all joked that Friday 13th would be lucky […]
24 December 2020

‘We’ve served 450,000 customers since July and are unaware of any Covid cases’

I’ve been self-employed for 21 years and we’ve had tricky years before, but we’ve never had something more challenging than this year.  We’ve been quite fortunate […]
17 December 2020

Pub operator chasing more than £25,000 in outstanding grant payments

Multiple operator Ian Price – whose pub portfolio comprises 16 sites across the north of England and Wales – is still awaiting £26,335 in Government grants […]
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