Sargeant, who already runs the Duke William in Ickham, Canterbury, Kent, alongside his restaurant estate, said the pub sector offered the greatest opportunity in the current eating-out climate. But, he criticised the gastropub movement, saying it had robbed pubs of the essential community element. Sargeant will be the special guest speaker at MCA’s Tenanted Pub Company Summit’s evening dinner on 1 February at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London.
The 15-strong operator reported like-for-like sales up 5.9% in the four weeks to 31 December, with numerous records broken – particularly at its Plough Place site just off Chancery Lane, central London. McVeigh said that the integration of the Grand Union estate, acquired last summer, was proceeding well and that, in the meantime, “Draft House is fully focused as a business on converting and rationalising what we have”.
Georgel comments follow this week's update on trading in the year to 3 June, which he described as a “solid and sustainable performance in the face of multiple pressures”. He said that the group now had just “a few dozen” disposals likely and that the focus was firmly back on acquisitions, with the support of new backers, C&C Group and Proprium Capital. He said that while individual and small package deals would continue to be a focus, the group had ambitious targets.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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