Category Archives: Pub/Restaurant Business Advice

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

Why you should not take a major Pub Co Tied Lease or a TAW, at this moment of time? The Pub Co’s  would appear to have been 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… 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 »

La Bella Vita Cucina

La Bella Vita Cucina Food?  You bet we do a LOT of talking about cooking and baking, mostly Italian, lots of Southern, but always delicious!  Sharing is so much fun isn’t it? An interesting Web Site with loads of Italian recipes just click on the links to go to their site   How to Make… 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 »

Supporting Charities

  Supporting Charities? I had always supported the big national charities, until I bought a pub, they always appeared to be doing an incredibly worthwhile job, some do, but how do you tell the difference? Since buying a pub, many have come under scrutiny for a variety of reasons, the directors salaries, how much money… Read More »