Summer drink sales drive growth at M&B

Like-for-like sales at Mitchells & Butlers for the 11-week period to July 28 grew by 0.9%, with very strong performances in the wet-led estate. This was offset against more challenging conditions in food-led businesses, the company says today, reflecting the...

Wetherspoon backing Tax Equality Day

J D Wetherspoon says it will be supporting Tax Equality Day on September 13 by discounting food and drink by 7.5% for 24 hours. The day is aimed at highlighting the benefit of a VAT reduction in the hospitality industry and is being backed by UK Hospitality and the...
King Arms in Great British Pub Awards final

King Arms in Great British Pub Awards final

The team at The Kings Arms in Bexleyheath, London, are celebrating reaching the final of the prestigious Great British Pub Awards 2018. The pub recently re-opened following an extensive refurbishment project, which saw the venue transformed with modernised amenities...
World’s Biggest Pub Quiz builds on success

World’s Biggest Pub Quiz builds on success

Heads down: competitors at The Crown, in Radnage, Buckinghamshire   The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, organised by PubAid in March this year, has raised an estimated £190,000 for around 500 charities, including over £80,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, the event’s...
BrewDog opens bar in Milton Keynes

BrewDog opens bar in Milton Keynes

BrewDog is launching its latest UK bar — its 37th in this country and 70th worldwide — on Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes.  To celebrate the opening, the Scottish brewer will enter the first 100 beer-loving locals through the bar’s doors into a raffle, on its...

New chair sought for BII

Anthony Pender is to stand down as chair of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) after four years in the role. Working with chief executive Mike Clist, he has has restructured both the membership programme and the underpinning organisational structure. The BII is...

Stonegate announces acquisitions

Stonegate Pub Company has acquired the Be At One group of specialist cocktail bars for an undisclosed sum. Stonegate plans to operate Be At One as a standalone, eighth format within its wider portfolio of some 700 predominantly high street pubs and bars. In addition,...