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No Christmas hangover for Stonegate as trading across its 700 pubs increases

No Christmas hangover for Stonegate as trading across its 700 pubs increases

Stonegate, the UK’s largest privately-owned pub operator, has entered the New Year in good heart after reporting a “strong” performance from its estate throughout the Christmas period.  The operator of 700 sites said that it achieved like-for-like growth of 5.5% for the four weeks to 31 December, bettering the 5.3% growth that it saw at

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M&B tests service that joins customers up with its kitchens

Mitchells & Butlers has begun trialling technology that connects customers with its kitchens by allowing them to place their orders via mobile. The ‘mobile order at table’ facility is currently being put to the test in select outlets of its O’Neill’s pub chain and allows guests to order food and drinks from their own devices.

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Fuller’s overcomes ‘unprecedented influences’ as sales skip by 6%

Fuller’s has battled through what it said were ‘strong headwinds’ in the first half of its financial year, turning over £209m in the 26 weeks ended 30 September 2017, up from £198m in the previous period. The group’s chief executive, Simon Emeny, noted a tough period of trading and “unprecedented influences” on the business, especially

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Mitchells & Butlers turned off by retail and leisure park restaurants

Mitchells & Butlers could look to reduce its exposure to retail and leisure park locations in future after admitting they pose the biggest challenges from a profitability point of view. The pub and restaurant giant has spent this year completing a review focusing on the challenges around sites not currently generating an economic return. Its

CookHouse Pub & Carvery, Liverpool

£840k refurb is largest that Star Pubs has ever signed off on

Star Pubs & Bars has signed off on a new pub project that represents its largest ever investment to date. The chain, which runs 1,000 pubs across the UK, has teamed up with Public Urban Bars (P.U.B) to transform the iconic English Rose in Liverpool into a food-led pub complete with state-of-the-art kitchen. The massive £840,000

Farmhouse Inn, Ellesmere Port

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.