Its remaining pubs-based businesses - which includes the Brewers Fayre pub-restaurants and the Beefeater
chain - saw total sales grow 1.
The Travel Lodge is still open and a spokesman for Beefeater
Restaurants said the restaurant would be rebuilt as quickly as possible.
Voted the most Family Friendly Food Outlet in the UK in the 1997 Mother & Baby Awards for the second year running, Beefeater
invests heavily in being family friendly and providing services for families with young children.
It heard how Mr Cima had criticised the alleged bullying of Moira Cameron, the first woman in the role, and called Beefeaters
"the lowest of the low" and "thick".
Whether you pop in for a quick lunch, or visit for dinner, every occasion is special at the Black Bear Beefeater
Grill on the outskirts of the city.
The 43-year-old joins the Beefeaters
- otherwise known as Yeoman Warders - after serving nearly 23 years in the Royal Armoured Corps of the British Army.
Grill chain is firmly in the latter camp.
He and the other Beefeater
dismissed have the right to lodge an appeal within a week, something he said he planned to do.
I'd hate that to happen here - choosing the Seville oranges, the juniper and all the other botanicals that provide the right balance for Beefeater
is the most skilful part of my job.
Pernod Ricard this week unveiled a super-premium gin under its Beefeater
brand to take on Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray.
But now he's about to hang up his hat as a Beefeater
-- or, to give him his full and proper title, as Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London and Member of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary.
The Griff House Beefeater
, off the Coventry Road, at Griff, will shut its doors for a month from January 12 to enable contractors to carry out the massive refurbishment.