Category Archives: bad habits

Independent and managed pubs are driving the sector, (Barrel-dregs)

Report from the Morning Advertiser Independent and managed pubs are driving the sector Well, well, well! The major Pub Co’s would appear to have lost the plot, this report confirms what the majority of the thinking members of the industry have realised for many years. Free of Tie and Managed Houses are the only pubs… Read More »

Why take a short Commercial Pub Co Lease with all the legal entailments?

Why take a short Commercial Pub Co Lease with all the legal entailments? It’s a funny old world, the major Pub Co’s are now offering five year leases as the answer to the would be lessee’s needs. It does of cause screw up any security that longer leases had within the current commercial leasing world,… Read More »

Another Reason to avoid taking a Pub Co Tied Lease. “Barrel-dregs”.

Another Reason to avoid taking a Pub Co Tied Lease. The major Pub Co’s have taken a good working system of a Tied Tenancy, that had worked for years, was user friendly and changed it for a Commercial Tied Lease. We’re not saying don’t take a Pub Co Tied Lease, just avoid it for the… Read More »

Pub Co’s, Pub Code Adjudicator (PCA), New Legislation and Reasonableness, “Barrel-Dregs”

  Pub Co’s, Pub Code Adjudicator (PCA), New Legislation and Reasonableness, “Barrel-Dregs” A note from my learned colleague Potboy (Midlands), the foxy Pub Co’s would appear to have outwitted the poor old lamb, Pub Code Adjudicator (PCA), on would you believe, reasonableness. I can’t even think of a time that a member of a Pub… 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 »

False Pub Accounts (Barrel Dregs), a tale for the unwary business buyer

False Pub Accounts (Barrel Dregs), a tale for the unwary business buyer Please note, access to this site is totally free if you would like to subscribe (No Charge) on www.buyingapub.com, they are free to be read for your guidance and aimed to help you get through a time of considerable pressure and demand. Barrel-Dregs has… Read More »

Assigning a Pub/Commercial Lease and the Pitfalls, Part 2, Dilapidations

Assigning a Pub/Commercial Lease and the Pitfalls, Part 2 Dilapidations With the advent of the Pub Co’s and tied leases, a new problem entered the industry on a large scale, previously Brewers had short term tenancies with limited responsibilities and the tenant was not responsible for repairs and structural faults, only painting and decorating, the… Read More »

Pub Co’s, “Have they hit the Wall of Reality”, Barrel-Dregs.

Pub Co’s, “Have they hit the Wall of Reality”, Barrel-Dregs. My sources in the Pub Co world tell me that certain Pub Co’s may well have “Hit the Wall of Reality” and things are not happy in the individual Camps, are well it had to happen at some stage, you can’t keep milking a cow… Read More »