Pub Industry

Barry Hirst on Open House and improving the pub industry

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Barry Hirst on Open House and improving the pub industry

By Joe Lutrario

The property developer turned restaurateur sold his four-strong pub business last year to concentrate on ambitious new-build projects in iconic London locations, of which the latest is the newly opened The Lighterman in King’s Cross.

Peter Borg-Neal

Career Profile: Peter Borg-Neal

By Luke Nicholls

Gastropub entrepreneur Peter Borg-Neal is the brains behind the six-strong Oakman Inns & Restaurants, which was last month nominated for Best Pub Company at Restaurant magazine's R200 Awards. Having started his career as a cellar boy and also...

The World Cup gave a welcome boost for pubs this summer

Review of the Year 2010: Pubs

By Becky Paskin

As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back at how the pub sector has evolved in the past 12 months.

100 MPs back freeze on beer tax

100 MPs back freeze on beer tax

By Emma Eversham

A campaign to stop the government’s plans to increase beer tax in this year’s Budget in order to give the pub industry a break gains the backing of 113 MPs