Category Archives: Pub/Restaurant Business Advice

Why you should not take a Pub Co Tied Lease, at this moment if time? Barrel-Dregs.

Barrel Dregs Why you should not take a major Pub Co Tied Lease, at this moment if time? The Pub Co’s  would appear to be objecting to various issues within the New Legislation, the situation has in many peoples eyes become unworkable, especially for the Lessees, existing and future in respect of the Market Rent… Read More »

Pub Co Tied Leases, Questions that you need to Ask and Answers that you need to know. (Part 1)

  Pub Co Tied Leases, Questions that you need to Ask and Answers that you need to know before you start spending money. (Part 1) All these questions you need positive answers to, in writing, from your Pub Co/Landlord before  you consult a Solicitor/Commercial Lawyer or seriously consider taking a Tied Lease and start paying… Read More »

JG&Partners, “Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings

“Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings A recent case at Cardiff Magistrates Court, in which a business owner was fined £5,000, highlights the obligations businesses have to display their food hygiene ratings, in Wales and Northern Ireland. The case surrounded a restaurant which had been given a Two-star rating, … 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 »

RICS and the definition of Competent Operator

The rental levels set by the RICS are for a Competent Operator (CO) or Reasonably Efficient Operator (REO). The RICS do not, nor ever have run pubs and very few Chartered Surveyors have ever dirtied their hands with such hard work. The Valuation Committee consisted of members whose main income is derived from perpetuating these… Read More »

JG&Partners, The Licensing Officer Scam!

  The Licensing Officer Scam! Posted: 13 Feb 2018 09:00 AM PST Swale Council have recently written to their licensees to warn against a confidence trickster operating in their area. The scam involves a criminal attending the premises and posing as a Licensing Officer, demanding payment of the licence annual fee in cash. As with… Read More »

On trade beer sales drop underlines need for business rates reform

  On trade beer sales drop underlines need for business rates reform Commenting on the publication of beer sales figures today, ALMR CEO Kate Nicholls said: “The beer sales upturn reflects Government having listened to the united industry that lobbied on beer duty. However, the continued downturn of beer sale in pubs only emphasises the… Read More »