C&C Group in Admiral Taverns takeover

C&C Group, which owns brands including Magners and Tennents, has partnered with Proprium Capital Partners and Admiral management to acquire the entire issued share capital of pubco Admiral Taverns. The equity investment by C&C is £37m representing 47% of the...

LUX Magazine award for Village Inn

Cumbrian entrepreneur Ian Dutton is celebrating a third award for his Bowness-based bar and eatery the Village Inn, taking most outstanding bar and grill in South Lakeland at the Restaurant and Bar Awards, hosted by LUX Magazine. The awards are given on merit, not...

Preview: The Great Hop Expedition season

Young’s and Geronimo Inns have teamed up for The Great Hop Expedition, a season of brew bus tours, beer tuition and tempting offers that pay homage to the world’s best brews. A celebration of the hop and craft beer industry, The Great Hop Expedition will showcase...

Assurances sought on future of EU workers

Trade bodies from across the UK’s £110bn food and drink supply chain have published a landmark survey on their sector, which employs four million people across the UK. The survey casts new light on the ‘farm to fork’ sector’s Brexit priorities from a workforce...

SBPA criticises Barclay Review proposals

The Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA) has responded to the conclusion of the Barclay Review into business rates saying the proposals do not go far enough and greater support for the pub industry is still needed. The SBPA also revealed its own analysis showing...

Why has adjudicator taken so long?

Pubs Code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has set out the initial results of his fact-finding exercise into tied pub tenants. This has been welcomed by the Forum of Private Business, but it expressed disappointment that it has taken him too long to engage in this way...

Drinkaware Crew out in force for Freshers’ Week

  Alcohol education charity Drinkaware is continuing its support for pubs, bars and clubs with the expansion of its successful Drinkaware Crew scheme into new areas in time for Freshers’ Week. Following the expansion, Drinkaware Crew will be operating in 14...

Brewery re-opens Bradford’s Exchange Ale House

Exchange manager Berry Jagoda Lapaj behind the bar. Picture: Stewart Appleyard Photography   Bradford’s Exchange Ale House, a once popular pub that has been empty for the past four years, has been re-opened as a Bradford Brewery venue. The city centre pub has...

CMA satisfied with Heineken assurances

Heineken’s takeover of pubco giant Punch Taverns is set to go ahead after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accepted undertakings from the Dutch company. Heineken has joined with private equity firm Patron Capital to raise the funds for the deal, which...