Beer and Skittles has become the latest incarnation of 14 Picardy Place in Edinburgh. The basement bar, which was most recently Pepper, is owned by the Edinburgh New Town Company who also own Steak restaurant and the boutique hotel Twelve Picardy Place. Manager Chris Caira says the clue to the focal point of Beer and […]
THIS YEAR’S SUPPLIER’S SURVEY SEES LITTLE CHANGE AT THE TOP, BUT THERE ARE A FEW ISSUES THAT OBVIOUSLY NEED IRONED OUT. SUSAN YOUNG REPORTS. Licensees are, in the main, very content with their ontrade suppliers. Satisfaction ratings in this year’s survey either remained the same, rose slightly or dipped marginally. But certainly when it comes […]
Belhaven licensees are benefitting from a new deal, negotiated by Belhaven, with Sky Sports which is saving them thousands of pounds. Hundreds of licensees have already benefitted from the offer, which is open to all licensees in Belhaven’s tenanted and leased division, including those currently signed up to Sky Sports, as well as new customers. […]
Belhaven owners, Greene King, revealed that it had a record breaking Christmas and New Year period in its Interim Management Statement. Rooney Anand, chief executive officer, said, “Trading over the important Christmas and New Year period has been very strong with all of our businesses performing well, driven by the strength of our seasonal offers […]
Belhaven has re-branded and relaunched its craft beer range. The move comes as sales of craft beer go from strength to strength. Says Gordon Muir, Marketing Manager at Belhaven, “ Belhaven is a proudly Scottish brewery. In fact we are Scotland’s oldest brewery. We needed our rebrand to reflect this. Yet the rise of craft […]
Belhaven owners Greene King revealed, in its interim results for the 24 weeks to 13 October, that it saw revenue growth of 5.2% with group profits rising 5.7% to £85.6m. Its pub division did particularly well with average EBITDA per pub up 5.2%. The brewing and brands side of the business saw own-brewed volumes increase […]
Michael McGuigan has spent the last 14 years building his pub portfolio. Susan Young reports. I first met Michael McGuigan more than a decade ago when he opened Human Be-In in Edinburgh, and he has hardly changed at all. What has changed, is the size of his pub estate, The Shilling Group. The business he […]
Say the words ‘Renfield Street’ to most Glaswegians and the old Odeon cinema would more than likely spring to mind, closely followed by The Maltman pub, which has occupied the site opposite for many years. But in the words of owner Belhaven Pubs’ Area Manager Eddie Stimpson, “it wasn’t the prettiest of places.” So after […]
Wetherspoon have been given the green light by licensing chiefs to open a £1.5m pub in Stirling’s Spittal Street. Stirling Licensing Board voted four to one in favour of the licence. The board originally approved the licence back in September, but then rival pub operator Greene King sought a judicial review on a point of law and it was agreed the […]
Belhaven owners, Greene King, revealed its preclose trading update for the 51 weeks to 21 April 2013 with its preliminary results for the 52 weeks to 28 April 2013 being announced on 27 June. Retail like-for-like (LFL) sales were up 2.2% while food LFL sales were up 2.7%. It’s core brand own-brewed volumes were up 0.8%. Chief Executive Officer, Rooney Anand, said, […]
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