Cheshire Cat Pubs

Cask thoughts: Tim Bird met with Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt off the back of his previous opinion article on The MA


OPINION: Pubs cannot afford to fail the ale test

By Tim Bird, owner of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Inns

It has been a busy time since my last ‘Opinion’ article when I shared my concerns that, as an industry, we are at times a little too ‘doom and gloom’ and raised the question as to whether we are asking Government for too many things to help our cause.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 76

The Lock In podcast

Winning ways!

By Ed Bedington

As the dust settles on the recent Publican Awards, the Lock In team caught up with some of the winners to find out what makes them tick.

Single focus: Tim Bird wants a VAT reduction on food and soft drinks


Are we asking the Government for too much?

By Tim Bird, owner of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Inns

The new year is now well under way in the hospitality business and with it I always feel an air of optimism.

Out of print: Great British Pub Awards Pub of the Year owner Tim Bird says restaurants are above pubs when it comes to guide books


Lack of guide books means people are not finding pubs

By Tim Bird, owner of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Inns

Where have all the guides gone? That is my question and I am not referring to the helpful folk who talk us around a stately home or indeed the younger version who help the community, collect badges and, in my experience, bake rather nice cakes for charity.

More proactive: pubco owner calls for level playing field on rates

BBPA restates stance on business rates after pubco’s criticism

By Georgina Townshend

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has reiterated its demand for radical business rates reform after Tim Bird, owner-operator of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, criticised trade bodies for being “too late” in calling for change.

Pub openings gallery - February 2016


Pub openings gallery - February 2016

By Oli Gross

The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at the pubs which were opened, renovated and reopened in February 2016.

The Big Interview: Tim Bird

The Big Interview: Tim Bird

By Phil Mellows

Finally free of the corporate shackles and running his own pubs, Tim Bird, one of the pub industry’s foremost operations people, has been marshalling the skills and experience accumulated over decades to tackle one of the trade’s knottiest problems. Dog...