Harry Ramsden's at The Wingerworth is a pub first and foremost says Gavin Mansfield

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Pub’s trade doubles with arrival of Harry Ramsden’s

By Emma Eversham

Trade at the first Punch Taverns pub to partner with Harry Ramsden’s has doubled since the iconic fish and chips brand took over its operations according to its head of pub operations Gavin Mansfield.

Over 15,000 venues today cut their prices by at least 7.5 per cent

#TaxEqualityDay: Pubs and restaurants unite for VAT cut

By Melodie Michel

Over 15,000 pubs and restaurants across the UK cut their prices by at least 7.5 per cent on 24 September to show the positive impact reducing VAT to 5 per cent would have on the hospitality sector.

The 185-strong managed pub operator fell into administration at the end of October

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Remaining Bramwell pubs up for sale

By Luke Nicholls

The final 67 pubs from the Bramwell Pub Company estate, situated throughout England, Scotland and Wales, have been placed on the market through specialist property advisor Christie & Co.

Oisin Rogers, general manager of the Ship pub in Wandsworth and the Thatched House pub in Hammersmith

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Oisin Rogers: Career Profile

By Peter Ruddick

As general manager of two Young's-owned pubs, the Ship in Wandsworth and the Thatched House in Hammersmith, Oisin Rogers is well placed to explain how to develop a career in the industry and get what he calls 'the best job in the world'.

Admiral Taverns was refinanced in November 2009 under the auspices of Lloyds Banking Group

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Admiral reports ‘significant progress’ with debt pay-back

By Luke Nicholls

Two-and-a-half-years after Admiral Taverns was hit by the recession, the tenanted pub group has reported a ‘robust’ performance for the 52 weeks to May 2012, disposing of 259 sites for £48.8m and spending £8m on capex to put the business ahead of its...

Pesto Italian restaurants opened the first Pesto in the Pub concept in Cabbage Hall, Taporley, Cheshire in November last year with three more due to open in the next six months

Pesto plans three more Pesto in the Pub openings

By Peter Ruddick

Pesto, the Italian restaurant chain founded by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, is to open three more sites under the Pesto in the Pub concept in the next six months after the first under the brand was successfully opened at a Punch Taverns site in Cheshire...

Enterprise Inns has announced a slight boost in trade on the same day Robert Walker was revealed as the new chairman

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Enterprise Inns announces new chairman and slight trading boost

By Peter Ruddick

Enterprise Inns has announced the appointment of Robert Walker as chairman and released its interim management statement ahead of an AGM with figures revealing a slight boost in trade as like-for-like income per pub rose by 1 per cent in the 18 weeks...

Recycling food waste is part of the Preston Park Tavern's efforts to become more sustainable

How to run a sustainable restaurant or pub

By Emma Eversham

It is now almost two years since the Sustainable Restaurant Association launched in a bid to help restaurants, pubs and caterers become more sustainable and hundreds of businesses have since been audited and rated.

Demerger: Punch will be downsized, while Spirit will become a solely managed pub business

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Punch: Spirit demerger set for 1 August

By Lorraine Heller

Punch Taverns has confirmed that its Spirit managed pub division will demerge on 1 August, and will be positioned to exploit the growing eating-out market.

Raynes Park Tavern

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Punch launches Original Pub format

By Mark Wingett

Punch Pub Company, the managed arm of Punch Taverns, is to roll out a new pub format – Original Pub Company – as part of its continued focus on concept strategy.

Punch Taverns is set to make senior management changes

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Punch Taverns set to make senior management changes

By Mark Stretton

Punch Taverns is poised to make a series of senior management changes at its pub retail arm, including the appointment of a new marketing director and a national operations director

Orchid's Bread and Cheese pub in Benfleet Essex

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Orchid Group targets 50 new pubs this year

By Chris Druce

Orchid, the managed pub operator and owner of the Living Room brand, plans to add another 50 sites to its estate this year taking it to beyond 300

Owners of the Gingerman at Norfolk Square, have bought a new pub

Gingerman Restaurants to open fourth site

By Martyn Leek

Gingerman Restaurants, the East Sussex-based pub and restaurant operator, has acquired its fourth site, a freehold in Brighton, for an undisclosed sum.


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