UK pub chain Samuel Smith’s bans mobile phones

UK pub chain Samuel Smith's has banned mobile phone, iPads and laptops from its pubs in an effort to reignite the art of conversation.

Paul and Emma Ainsworth take over Sharp’s Brewery pub from Nathan Outlaw

Chef Paul Ainsworth and his wife Emma are extending their Cornish empire with the lease to Sharp's Brewery-backed pub The Mariners, following the departure of Nathan Outlaw last month. 

Top 10 famous pub landlords

While celebrity drinks brands are all the rage, a clutch of stars, from David Beckham to Sir Ian McKellen, have gone one step further and bought their own pubs. We’ve rounded up our 10 favourite celeb landlords we’d love a lock-in with.

Pied à Terre’s David Moore buys London pub

The restaurateur behind London's Pied à Terre, David Moore, has bought a London pub, The Deveraux off The Strand, with plans to turn it into a "proper pub" without "any pretence".

The week in pictures

December 14th, 2018

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