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Farmhouse Inn, Ellesmere Port

Greene King awards 20th build project to contractor

Greene King awards 20th build project to contractor

Construction and fit-out specialist Medlock FRB has reached a milestone with the start of its 20th new-build project for leisure and hospitality giant Greene King. Medlock has begun work on a Farmhouse Inn restaurant at the Rossfield Park residential development in Ellesmere Port. The 12,000sq ft family-friendly venue, featuring a carvery and serving pub favourites,

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Pub chain Marston’s drives down utility costs by securing self-supply water licence

Pub chain Marston’s, which operates more than 1,600 sites across the UK, has been granted a self-supply licence to supply its own water and wastewater services. It is the third company in England to be granted a self-supply licence by regulator Ofwat. Whitbread and Greene King are the other two companies with the same privilege.

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Stonegate collects 825,000 litres of used cooking oil from its kitchens

Over 825,000 litres of used cooking oil was collected from Stonegate Pub Company’s kitchens and recycled last year, it has emerged. The pub chain, which runs 650 sites around the UK, worked with Northamptonshire-based specialist Olleco to manage the recycling process, which sees the oil refined into a range of products, such as industrial oils

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Pubs being failed by local authorities over rates relief, warns industry body

The ALMR has warned that not enough is being done by local authorities to ensure that promised rates relief is being distributed to pub owners. The warning follows the publication of a list of local authorities that have notified the government of their schemes to allocate and distribute business rates reliefs. While the majority of

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Young’s becomes a conveyor belt for budding chefs after securing coveted training provider status

Young’s has been awarded ‘employer provider status’, allowing the premium pub group to be an official ‘training provider’ for apprentices. The move will allow Young’s to deliver all its training in-house, opening the doors of its Chef Academies to over 75 apprentices this year. The status means Young’s can also leverage funds paid to the

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M&B nets £46m from sale of 79 sites that don’t fit with strategy

Mitchells & Butlers has raised £46m from offloading 79 sites in the last few months, it revealed this morning. The pub and restaurant chain sold 73 of the properties to property investment company Aprirose in a package deal and it will now run them under the Milton Pubs and Taverns brand. A further six sites

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Pub giant drops menu prices 7.5% in protest over VAT disparity

JD Wetherspoon is slashing prices of food and drink by 7.5% in all 900 of its pubs for today only in protest over what it calls VAT “disparity” in the UK. The chain is urging legislators to change regulations that it believes give pubs a significant tax disadvantage against supermarkets. In its latest financial report,

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Moody’s paints dour picture of pub sector prospects

Moody’s has warned that “operating and trading headwinds” are likely to lead to further struggles for the UK pub sector in the coming 18 months. The analyst firm told investors that economic challenges would challenge pub securitisation transactions, with key credit metrics showing early stages of a potential deterioration. “Pub operators’ earnings are being curtailed