For many in the licensed trade, these are tough times. Tax and regulatory adjustments are combining with changing demographics and socio-economic shifts to create something of a perfect storm for the sector. The struggles can be seen in the rate of pub closures – as many as 20 per week has been widely reported – but there are shafts of light. Those pubs and nightclubs offering something different are proving to be popular, and it is an ability to adapt that is proving to be the best indicator of success.

The pub and club specialists at Gerald Eve are uniquely well-placed to advise on all aspects of property for the licensed trade. From rating advice through to lettings and large-scale portfolio investment transactions, Gerald Eve has a wealth of experience in the sector and the expertise to deliver.

Clients include: Brewdog, Charles Wells, Greene King, Mitchells & Butler, Peach, The Restaurant Group and Whitbread.