Steven Smith on Freemasons at Wiswell and Mr Smith's restaurant

Steven Smith on Mr Smith's

By James McAllister

Lancashire's Steven Smith already runs one of the UK's most ambitious pubs but is upping the ante with Mr Smith's, a 10-cover communal table that offers a more top-end and involved experience.

The Seafood Pub Company founder Jocelyn Neve has so far backed six winning pubs

Business Profile: The Seafood Pub Company

By Stefan Chomka

The Seafood Pub Company is on track to grow to 20 sites in the coming years. Founder Joycelyn Neve talks about how she is making waves with her fish-led group.

Leading pub trade bodies, including the BBPA and BISL, have called on Blackpool Borough Council to rethink its plans to introduce an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) on the sale of alcohol in the seaside town

Blackpool EMRO: Industry urges council to abandon plans

By Peter Ruddick

The pub industry's leading trade bodies have called on Blackpool Borough Council to rethink its plans for an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) and have said the town's licensed operators can instead work together to cut drink-related crime.

Seafood-led pub The Seafood Company will open its third site next year and is already planning their fourth

Seafood Pub Company acquires third pub in two years

By Emma Eversham

Seafood Pub Company, the dining-led pub group set up by Jocelyn Neve and chef Antony Shirley last year, has acquired its third pub as it looks to expand its operation across the North West. 

New buyer sought for theme park hotel

New buyer sought for theme park hotel

By Emma Eversham

The Park Hall Hotel, situated at the Camelot Theme Park in Lancashire looks for a new owner after being placed into receivership


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