David Mooney and Paul Newman of New Moon Pub Company

New Moon Pubco to make Liverpool debut

25 Jan 2015

The New Moon Pub Company, the venture led by Paul Newman and David Mooney, has secured its first site in Liverpool

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MPs vote against bid to tighten pub planning laws

26 Jan 2015

The Parliamentary vote to stop pubs being converted or demolished without planning permission has been narrowly defeated.

Top 50 Gastro Pubs revealed

26 Jan 2015

The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, has been announced as the winner of the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015.

Kris Hopkins

Government set to strengthen planning legislation for pubs

26 Jan 2015

The Government has said it intends to introduce legislation meaning planning permission would be required to change the use of or demolish a pub listed as an asset of community value (ACV).

Pizarro lines up Broadgate Circus opening

26 Jan 2015

Chef and restaurateur Jose Pizarro is set to join the line-up of operators at British Land’s redevelopment of Broadgate Circus, M&C Report understands.

Chestnut Inns executive chef, Chris Lee, and owner, Philip Turner

Chestnut Inns acquires third site

26 Jan 2015

Chestnut Inns, the pub group set up by former banker Philip Turner, has secured is third site.

Maxxium UK MD to step down

26 Jan 2015

The managing director of spirits company Maxxium UK, Huw Pennell, has announced he is leaving the company after 16 years,

Italian food most popular for children eating out

26 Jan 2015

A new poll has found that Italian food is the top choice for children when eating out.

Pizza Rossa exceeds crowdfunding target

25 Jan 2015

Pizza Rossa, the artisanal pizza-by-the-square-slice concept with two City branches, has reached and exceeded its fundraising target

Maclay Group placed into administration

25 Jan 2015

The Maclay Group has been placed into administration after the company’s directors admitted failing to find a “strategic solution to the financial pressures facing the business”

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Patisserie Valerie Logo

Winners and losers of M&C20 in 2014

26 Jan 2015

Analyst Will Brumby, of Langton Capital, looks back over the past year of the M&C20 index and highlights Domino’s and Patisserie Valerie among the big winners and Punch and Enterprise among the losers

Ralph Findlay

Backing the great British pub

23 Jan 2015

Ralph Findlay talks about the most powerful brand in the sector – the British pub – and why high-volume business models mean there’s always a place for innovation

TGI Friday's

Feeding a casual-dining demand

21 Jan 2015

A year of rapid change in the casual-dining sector in 2014 is likely to be followed by even more activity in the year ahead, as group transactions continue unabated and consolidations fuel a pent-up demand. Cenkos Securities’ Simon French reports

Rugby watching

Caught in the maul

19 Jan 2015

It is not a technical term, but the word that many operators have used to some up their thoughts on the next 12 months is mental. Competition will continue to be fierce with all the on-going challenges that brings with it

Breddos Tacos (Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney)

Street food focus: Breddos Tacos

16 Jan 2015

In the second of our monthly street food spotlights, Street Feast organiser Adam Layton shares his thoughts on Breddos Tacos and the changing face of Mexican street food

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