Brakspear presents Hospitality Awards

Winning tenants: Alex Venner and Clive Miners, of the Red Lion; Simon Duffy, Perch and Pike; Steven Crosby, Red Lion; Sofie Hjelte, Perch and Pike; Jade Jeffries, White Bear; Samantha Murray, Reformation; Owen Hardy, White Bear; Richard Grant, Reformation; Gordon...

Entries open for Best Bar None awards

Entries have opened for the Best Bar None awards, with categories comprising best new scheme, most innovative scheme and most innovative initiative within a BBN programme. Supported by the Home Office and the police, the UK-wide programme is designed to improve...

Hawthorn team train for Three Peaks challenge

Hawthorn Leisure chief, Gerry Carroll, and iron lady Rosie Swale Pope MBE will lead 18 of the company’s colleagues across the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Saturday (September 23), aiming to raise £3,000 for the Willow Foundation. The 12-hour, 24-and-a-half-mile trek might...

Liberation acquires more pubs for Butcombe

The Liberation Group has acquired four pubs in the West Country within the last month to grow its Butcombe estate to 34 pubs. These new acquisitions mean The Liberation Group has purchased ten pubs for its Butcombe estate so far in 2017 — a 42% increase in the size of...

Pubs ready for tougher times ahead

Pub operator J D Wetherspoon has posted an impressive 28% rise in profit (before deductions), with like-for-like sales up 4% over the past year. But it is getting ready for tougher times ahead, with the hospitality industry fearing that customers will start to rein in...

CAMRA reveals pub of the year finalists

The Campaign for Real Ale has named its top 16 pubs in the country as part of the nationwide search for the organisation’s national pub of the year. The contenders range from micropubs to street-corner locals and community-run pubs. Aside from serving beer, many...

Third Good Pub Guide win for Wykeham Arms

Fuller’s Wykeham Arms, in Winchester, has been named town pub of the year in the 2018 Good Pub Guide, having won the title previously in 2013 and 2016. Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Fuller’s Inns, said: “This is an outstanding achievement for [general...

Best Bar None scheme expanding nationwide

Best Bar None (BBN), the national programme designed to improve standards within licensed premises through local partnerships, is rolling out new schemes across the country. The scheme, supported by the Home Office, now operates in 70 towns and cites, with new...

Head of Steam Liverpool to open this month

A computer-generated image of how the venue will look Camerons Brewery’s latest addition to its Head of Steam brand is due to open on September 21, on Hanover Street, Liverpool. Camerons took over the bar (formerly The Abbey) in July and has spent the past seven weeks...