Ralph Findlay

Thwaites deal will aid Marston’s NW expansion

01 Apr 2015

Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay has told M&C Report that the acquisition of Daniel Thwaites beer division will help it strengthen its position in the north west of England.

Top Stories

Joseph Evans and Peter Borg-Neal of Oakman Inns

Downing secures £6m for Oakman JV

01 Apr 2015

Downing’s investment in the licensed sector has risen to c£70m as it secured a further £6m for its partnership with Oakman Inns.

Ping Pong interior

​Ping Pong eyes further expansion

01 Apr 2015

Ping Pong plans to open a further two sites in London before the end of the year after describing the last 12 months as transformational for the company

luminar oceana brand

Luminar: Students still want mid-week nights out

01 Apr 2015

Luminar’s chief financial officer Russell Margerrison told M&C Report that its performance in the first 12 weeks of the year proves that students have not abandoned mid-week nights out.

Brewhouse and Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen sets out expansion target

01 Apr 2015

Brewhouse and Kitchen, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) backed venture, plans to open a further nine sites over the next 18 months


PoundPub’s Carlsberg deal allows BT Sport screenings

01 Apr 2015

PoundPub, the North West-based ‘no frills’ pub concept, has signed a deal with Carlsberg which will allow it to screen BT Sport in all its outlets, M&C Report has learnt.

Ippudo confirms second UK site

01 Apr 2015

Premium ramen noodle restaurant chain Ippudo has confirmed its second UK site will open at Canary Wharf this summer as part of European expansion plans for the brand

Fuller’s secures Faucet site

01 Apr 2015

Fuller’s has secured a pub in London’s Earl’s Court from Faucet Inns for an undisclosed sum

Sector set to lose out in business rates reform

01 Apr 2015 | By Ellie Bothwell

Pubs and restaurants risk losing out in the 2017 rating revaluation as the Uniform Business Rate (UBR) is likely to be set at 50p in the pound, a property advisor has warned.

White Brasseries strengthens pipeline

01 Apr 2015

White Brasseries, the Mark Derry-led and Brasserie Bar Co-owned pub group, has lined up a further two sites for its growing estate

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AlixPartners Profit Tracker Results 2015

BrewDog This. Is. Lager

BrewDog tops 2015 AlixPartners Profit Tracker

19 Mar 2015

Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog came out on top in this year’s AlixPartners Profit Tracker in association with leading industry title M&C Report.

Inside Track

Sizzling Pubs interior

Where next for pubs code debate?

30 Mar 2015

The bill containing the pubs code received Royal Assent last week but that is far from the end of the story. Mike Berry looks at what could happen next.


Dawn of a new era for the Great British Pub

25 Mar 2015

As the House of Commons gives the final seal of approval to the bill containing the Pubs Code, Heineken UK managing director, David Forde, says it is now time to rise to the challenge of reform and secure the future for the Great British Pub.

John Harrington enjoys a drink with Rob Willock

Last orders at the bar (for me)

23 Mar 2015

M&C Report’s departing group editor Rob Willock reflects on the seismic changes he has witnessed in the pub sector during his time at the title - including the pubs code, the extension of the pub business into previously uninhabited day parts and ever encroaching red tape.


An artisan take on burger and beer

20 Mar 2015 | By Kerstin Kuhn

Serving quality refreshment at an affordable price in the wake of the financial crash has seen the Hopdoddy chain expand out of its Texas base. Kerstin Kühn reports.

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The bigger tracker picture

20 Mar 2015

As with previous years’ lists, the 2015 AlixPartners Profit Tracker has thrown up some interesting nuances, showing continued, concerted growth for the more established brands and a further strong showing from traditional brewers and pub operators

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