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,...
Fuller’s names its chefs of the year

Fuller’s names its chefs of the year

Winners in the Fuller’s chef of the year competition, Andy Bunting (centre) and Amber Barnes, with Luke Cuthrie, winner of the restaurant service award   Andy Bunting, sous chef at The Wykeham Arms, Winchester, has been crowned Fuller’s chef of the year 2018....

Demonstration to highlight Pubs Code anger

A demonstration is due to be held in Parliament Square, London, on Monday as part of a new campaign asking the government to review the Pubs Code legislation. Seasoned campaigners from the pub industry have teamed up with the Forum of Private Business to highlight...
New loos are a relief for Southbrook customers

New loos are a relief for Southbrook customers

Alun Rossiter (left) landlord of the Southbrook Inn, with James and George Arkell   Arkell’s Brewery has invested £100,000 in a new toilet block at the rear of the Southbrook Inn, Swindon. Brewery chairman, James Arkell, visited the pub to officially open the...
Camerons opens Sanctuary in Scarborough

Camerons opens Sanctuary in Scarborough

Camerons Brewery is opening its latest bar concept, Sanctuary, in Scarborough, from 5pm today with food and drink samples, and live acoustic music in the bar from X Factor semi-finalist, Brad Swainston. The bar, in the centre of Scarborough on St Nicholas Street, was...

Atom Brewing Co taking on Corn Exchange, Hull

Following decades of being passed through different hands, the Corn Exchange, on North Church Side, has finally found a team that’s dedicated to transforming it into a bar befitting Hull’s historic Old Town. Atom Brewing Co is refurbishing the centuries-old building...

Like-for-like sales rise at Wetherspoon

Like-for-like sales at JD Wetherspoon increased by 3.5% during the 13 weeks to April 29, the company reports today, with total sales up by 2.8%. Year-to-date like-for-like sales have increased by 5.2% and total sales are up by 3.8%. The third quarter last year...

Punch on the lookout for wet-led premises

Pub company Punch is to focus on wet-led venues as it looks to grow its 1,300-strong estate. Punch was acquired by Patron Capital last year, after selling 1,900 premises to Heineken. The company’s agents have been briefed to look out for wet-led pubs, for...

Truman’s is reviving The Newman Arms, Fitzrovia

London brewer Truman’s revival, which started in 2010, is continuing with the opening of its first Tap House in the city. The brewery has taken on London treasure, The Newman Arms in Fitzrovia — a favoured haunt of Dylan Thomas and George Orwell — and will officially...