New look and leadership at The Lion, Wendlebury

New look and leadership at The Lion, Wendlebury

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is relaunching its managed pub, The Lion, at Wendlebury, near Bicester, with the completion of 13 new bedrooms, a refurbishment of the main bar, and a new general manager to drive the business forward. Brakspear bought The Lion in...
Fuller’s Kitchen shines spotlight on veg

Fuller’s Kitchen shines spotlight on veg

The Fence pub, in Farringdon, London, has taken on a verdant new look celebrating all things vegetable between now and June 2. The transformation coincided partly with National Vegetarian Week and saw Fuller’s Kitchen create an all vegetarian and vegan menu,...
Head of Steam to open in Birmingham on June 7

Head of Steam to open in Birmingham on June 7

There’s beer, lots of beer … and burgers, too   The latest Head of Steam bar — in Birmingham city centre — is set to open at 5pm on Thursday, June 7, bringing a new craft beer offering to the city, and exclusive European beers as part of the brand’s...

M&B takes impact of snow into account

Mitchells & Butlers saw like-for-like sales growth of 1.6% in the 28 weeks to April 14, with adjustment of 2.5% taking the impact of snow into consideration. There was adjusted operating profit of £141m, down on £149, in the first half of 2017. Chief executive,...