Significant investment: Northern Monk expands brewing capacity by 20%

Northern Monk expands brewing capacity by 20%

By Rebecca Weller

Northern Monk Brew Co. enters “exciting new era” as it increases its brewing capacity by a fifth after injecting half-a-million pounds into its main brewery.

Portfolio growth: North is set to reopen Alley Cats next month


North reopening ‘cherished’ bar

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator North has revealed it is reopening a ‘cherished’ site in Chapel Allerton next week following its closure last month (October).

All change: North has moved the production of its beers to brewery and taproom Springwell

North sells original brewery

By Nikkie Thatcher

Leeds-based brewer and bar group North has sold its original brewery to fellow West Yorkshire firm Tartarus Beers.

Listening to customers: Leeds pub turns back on decision to show World Cup

Pub U-turns on decision to screen World Cup

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Mustard Pot in Leeds has reversed its decision to show the World Cup due to human rights abuse in Qatar, after selling more than 70 tickets.

Finalist info: here's a deeper dive into this year's Stonegate Pub of the Year shortlist

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Meet the finalists for Stonegate Pub of the Year

By The Morning Advertiser

Ahead of the 2022 Great British Pub Awards in a just a few days time, here's the lowdown on the finalists in running to be named Stonegate Pub of the Year.

Right time: Leeds pub forced to close kitchen amid soaring energy costs (Credit:Getty/Lebazele)

Pub forced to close kitchen due to energy costs

By Rebecca Weller

A Leeds-based pub has been forced into "tough decision" to make chef redundant and close its kitchen in an effort to “save the rest of the pub” due to rocketing energy costs.

Face-to-face event: the MA Leaders Club event will be taking place on Thursday 23 September in Leeds (image: Getty/Duncan Cuthbertson)

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Full MA Leaders Club Leeds event agenda confirmed

By Nikkie Thatcher

The recently rebranded MA Leaders Club will be hosting its first event, and the first face to face event for the club in a year and a half, later this year.

North Bar and North Brewing Co Fiona Potts Big Interview

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Secrets behind the success of North Bar/North Brewing Co

By Nikkie Thatcher

Off the back of North Bar/North Brewing Co’s recent win at the 2021 Publican Awards, The Morning Advertiser caught up (virtually of course) with head of retail Fiona Potts just before the company opened its latest venue for outdoor trading.

Government ask: “I’d want rid of the curfew all together. To have customers in an environment where they are supervised and controlled,

‘Job Support Scheme is a shambles’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s replacement Job Support Scheme (JSS), which will take over from the furlough scheme from November, has been criticised by a Leeds-based multiple operator.

How to run a pizza delivery offer from a pub

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How to run a profitable pizza delivery offering

By Arla Pro

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought numerous problems to restaurateurs, either with the enforced lockdown of the summer or the continuing issues around customer distancing and a drop in covers, but many restaurants have tackled the issue head on and...

Reinventing the wheel: JD Wetherspoon has invested millions into the new pub, which honours a local bus manufacturer

JDW pumps £2.6m into new site

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to open a new site in Leeds this week (Tuesday 21 July) after spending £2.6m developing the venue.

Operator panel: (l-r) Sacha Lord, Martin Wolstencroft and Tobias Jackson outlined their concerns about city venues


‘We aren’t out of the woods yet’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Urban-based operators voiced their concerns for city centre businesses amid reopening and looking ahead due to rules on public transport and customers wanting to stay local.

Beer aficionados and the winner of this year’s Best Beer Pub, North Bar began its life two decades ago. General manager Cal Lister explains why the pub was so deserving of the award.

My Pub: North Bar, Leeds

By Nikkie Sutton

Beer aficionados and the winner of this year’s Best Beer Pub, North Bar began its life two decades ago. North general manager Cal Lister explains why the pub was so deserving of the award.

Growth strategy: Revere announces two new Lost and Found sites

Marston's announces two new Lost & Found sites

By Georgina Townshend

Premium arm of Marston’s estate, Revere, has announced that two new Lost & Found sites and a refurbishment of its original Birmingham site is on the cards for 2018.

Great British Pub Debate: Are traditional pubs losing relevance?


Great British Pub Debate: Are traditional pubs losing relevance?

By Matthew Curtis

According to the latest figures from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), 21 pubs are closing in the UK every week. But are these closures also a sign that the UK’s traditional pub culture is gradually being dismantled? And is the increasing prevalence of...

Arc Inspirations MD explains why operators should have sites in Leeds


Why should operators consider Leeds?

By Nikkie Sutton

Co-founder of Arc Inspirations, Martin Wolstencroft will be speaking to delegates about Leeds at this month's MA500 meeting and advising them on the city.

Pub properties: July's done deals


Pub properties: July's done deals

By Liam Coleman

Our round up of the pub property done deals from July takes in pubs as far flung as Leeds, Hampshire and Derbyshire.