The chain of ‘brew pubs’ which specialises in bringing disused licensed premises back to life has been rated among the best in the business.

Brewhouse & Kitchen, co-founded by Bournemouth man Kris Gumbrell, was named the best pub employer and the best-managed pub company of its size at the 2018 Publican Awards.


Multi-million pound plans to regenerate and transform Poole town centre have moved a step closer. 

Members of the Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee will consider the progress being made to achieve the council’s ambitious proposals for Poole’s Town Centre North, the flagship project for regenerating the town centre, at their meeting on 27 March. 


Poole's branch of Toys R Us is set to close, along with all the chain’s UK stores.

The retailer went into administration last month and no buyer has been found for the business.


Small businesses have been offered help with the cost of apprenticeships and the prospect of action on late payment in the chancellor’s spring statement.

But Philip Hammond has been accused of making the statement a “non-event”, and “re-announcing old news”.

The spring statement yesterday saw the chancellor announce upgraded growth projections, as well as forecasts of falls in national debt over the next few years.


A grade II-listed country hotel in Dorset, which dates back to the 13th century, has been acquired by a Michelin-starred chef.

Bridge House Hotel in Beaminster was originally a clergy house and has been renovated to provide 14 en-suite guestrooms.