Newswire - 27 April

27 April 2021Newswire Topics: Leisure & Nightclubs, Pubs & Bars, Restaurants
Newswire - 27 April

Hawthorn acquires 14 pubs from Everards

The Caterer has reported that Pub company Hawthorn has announced the acquisition of 14 pubs from Everards of Leicestershire, the pub operator and family brewer. The pubs are predominantly located in suburban and neighbourhood locations in the East Midlands.

Outdoor hospitality sees 'encouraging' first week of sales though recovery has long way to go

Hospitality venues in England enjoyed a stronger bounce in sales than they did after the first national lockdown in July 2020, despite being limited to outdoor service, according to Big Hospitality.

Welsh pubs to open inside alongside English counterparts

The Morning Advertiser report that First Minister Mark Drakeford has said that Welsh pubs and bars will be able to open indoors from 17 May after low Covid incidence.

The Inn Collection Group on the hunt to fill 200 positions across portfolio

Boutique Hotelier has reported that The Inn Collection Group is creating 200 jobs across its north of England venues.The operator is offering full and part time permanent positions across its expanding portfolio of inns in Northumberland, the Lake District, Yorkshire, Wearside and County Durham.

Avian flu outbreak could cause a chicken shortage in the UK

According to GRM Daily, poultry supplier Birtwistles has warned that a chicken shortage is heading to the UK after an outbreak of avian flu in Europe, with stock of chicken cuts such as breast fillets are down by 40 per cent. They have written to their customers saying that it was "urgent and necessary" to warn businesses about the looming shortages which are set to last at least 12 weeks.

Indian billionaire businessman leads acquisition of Stoke Park for £57m

Stoke Park, The luxury country club and golf resort, has been acquired by a company led by Indian billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani for £57m. According to Boutique Hotelier, Stoke Park comprises 49 bedrooms, 27-hole golf course, 13 tennis courts, together with 14 acres of private gardens and has featured in many iconic British films, from James Bond to Bridget Jones's Diary.

Caravan park acquired by expanding family business

Insider Media has advised that North Wales-based caravan park operator, the Bodafon Group, has added a fifth site on the Isle of Anglesey to its portfolio. The company has acquired the 40-acre Rhos Farm Caravan Park after a £3m investment supported by Barclays. The site offers 115 static holiday caravan pitches, seasonal touring pitches and camping.

And Finally...

According to the Daily Mirror, pub-goers in England have complained about pint prices soaring since boozers were allowed to reopen outdoors from April 12, with one customer claiming a pint of Peroni in Roehampton increased from £6.40 to £7.

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