All Bar One bar, operated by Mitchells & Butlers, in London: the group posted a 4.1 per cent rise in first half. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British pub groups Marston’s and Mitchells & Butlers have both reported a rise in first-half profits, helped by new openings and demand for casual(...)

Denis O’Brien surely had plenty on his mind as he joined Alex Ferguson in the directors’ box at Old Trafford last Sunday for Manchester United’s demol(...)

Belfast’s landmark Crown Bar. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Crown Bar, one of Belfast’s most historic pubs, will be back in business today after temporarily closing its doors last week because its drinks li(...)