New owners for Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick

New owners for Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick

New owners have arrived at The Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick, Cornwall, which has changed hands following a deal brokered by Colliers International. The quintessentially Cornish former coaching inn — which has been providing bed and board for travellers on the old London...
Major investment in Chessington community pub

Major investment in Chessington community pub

The Cricketers, a community pub in the heart of Chessington, has re-opened following a £120,000 investment from Admiral Taverns. Licensee Diana Cook, who runs the pub alongside partner Tony, discovered the venue when she worked as a barmaid. One shift was all it took...
Hawthorn Leisure’s big boost for Willow Foundation

Hawthorn Leisure’s big boost for Willow Foundation

Pub company Hawthorn Leisure has raised £17,843.14 for the Willow Foundation through a summer of sporting activity. Taking part in the operator managed pubs bike ride in July, team members rode from Gorton, Manchester, to Rhyl, North Wales, in a cross-border challenge...

Brewhouse & Kitchen to open in Horsham

  Brewhouse & Kitchen is to celebrate the official opening of its Horsham brewpub today (September 6), with entertainment, bar games and complimentary drinks. The venue — in East Street, Horsham — is steeped in history, having been in the community as a pub for...
Charles Wells looking for Rising Stars

Charles Wells looking for Rising Stars

The first group of Charles Wells Rising Stars. Left to right are Callum, Giuseppe, Vanessa, Christopher, Gemma, Joshua and Duncan   Charles Wells has announced the launch of its Rising Stars programme, aimed at fast-tracking the careers of some of the brewer’s most...
Licensed Trade Charity helps A-level students

Licensed Trade Charity helps A-level students

Ian Dunlop with his parents Hilary and Alec and LVS principal, Christine Cunniffe. Photographs: Liz Finlayson/Vervate   Four students celebrated their GCSE results last week thanks to educational grants provided by the Licensed Trade Charity and their own hard work....
Latest on Thornbridge and Pivovar bar plans

Latest on Thornbridge and Pivovar bar plans

Thornbridge Brewery and Pivovar have revealed the first two sites for their collaborative bar operation — they will open bars in Birmingham and York. Planning has now been approved on the first site, a former branch of Lloyds Bank in the heart of Birmingham city...
Pier Five, Chatham, shortlisted for award

Pier Five, Chatham, shortlisted for award

Pier Five, a contemporary bar and kitchen in Chatham Dockyard, opened by Shepherd Neame last year, has been shortlisted in the pub category of this year’s Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. Open from brunch to dinner, the waterside destination serves a wide range of...
Vegan range added to Hungry Horse menu

Vegan range added to Hungry Horse menu

Greene King’s Hungry Horse pub brand has added a vegan range to its menu at more than 280 venues across the country. The range features seven plant-based dishes, including pub classic fish and chips, which is produced by VBites and is made of fish-free ‘fish’...
Hampshire hospice will benefit from Heathfest

Hampshire hospice will benefit from Heathfest

The Heathfield Arms, in Fareham, Hampshire, is preparing to stage a bank holiday weekend of family fun in aid of local charity Rowans Hospice. Heathfest, on Saturday and Sunday (August 25 and 26) will include a host of activities families, including live music from...

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