Essential Questions and Answers before you take a Commercial Lease

  Essential Questions and Answers before you take a Commercial Lease All these questions you need positive answers to, in writing, from your Landlord before  you consult a Solicitor/Commercial Lawyer or consider taking a Commercial Lease. These questions are based on a standard Commercial Lease, they do not represent or replace using a Commercial Lawyer… Read More »

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland from May 1st 2018

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland from May 1st 2018 The Scottish Government has confirmed that there will be no ‘grace period’. Date: 17 April 2018 Author/Solicitor: Jonathan Smith “From 1st May 2018 there will be a minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland which will become a mandatory condition of all premises and… Read More »

“My Local’s Ripping Me Off…” from Steve at the Kings Head (Barrel-Dregs 2002)

“My Local’s Ripping Me Off…”  (One from the archives, but still relevant)   How many times have you looked at pub prices these days and thought to yourself “bloody hell, I’m off to Tesco”? It’s a fair reaction, so what I’d like to do is first explain why it’s a false comparison and then lay… Read More »

Rent Valuations by Pub Co’s, BDM’s at Rent Reviews and some other questionable activities. (Barrel Dregs)

Rent Valuations by Pub Co’s, BDM’s at Rent Reviews and some other questionable activities. Having studied the so called method of rent assessment used by the Pub Co’s for Rent Reviews. Firstly all rents are supposedly worked out by Valuers and BDM’s on the future sustainable earnings potential by a competent operator/reasonably efficient operator (REO)… Read More »

Questions and Answers before you take a Tied Lease (Part 1)

  Essential Questions and Answers before you take a Tied Lease All these questions you need positive answers to, in writing, from your Pub Co/Landlord before  you consult a Solicitor/Commercial Lawyer or consider taking a Tied Lease. These questions are based on a standard Commercial Lease, they do not represent or replace using a Commercial… Read More »

TREND WATCH: Plant power from Speciality Food

 Follow us @specialityfood Plant power from Speciality Food An interesting article, it would appear that the a lot of people are moving towards being vegetarians for a number of reasons, health, slaughtering animals, fitness, the list is nearly endless. Having been taken round a large Abattoir some years ago I was appalled at the cries… Read More »

The Reason why we set up “Barrel-Dregs”

The Reason why we set up “Barrel-Dregs” I originally set up www.buyingapub.com, when I was working for the BII as Consultant looking after Membership in various Regions in the Southern half of the UK. At the time the BII was a respected body in the industry. I was horrified and totally fed up with meeting… Read More »