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Rat-infested fridge and filthy kitchen lands pub with £42k fine

The owners of an Essex pub have been fined more than £42,000 and stopped from selling food after rats were found nesting under the fridge in its kitchen.

Filthy: one inspector said the pub was one of the worst they had seen in their 30-year career

Adjudicator raises £1.5m from pubcos in levies

The Pubs Code Adjudicator’s office raised a total levy of £1.5m in 2016/17 from the six pubcos covered by the legislation.

Pub's licence suspended for failing to give police assault footage

A Leysdown-on-Sea pub has had its licence suspended with immediate effect after it failed to provide Kent Police with CCTV footage of an assault.

Star Pubs & Bars pumps more than £4m into pub kitchens

Star Pubs & Bars has invested £2.7m in kitchens, and will stump up another £1.6m this year, as part of its fixtures and fittings (F&F) policy.

If TV soap pubs were real, this is how much disasters would cost

Disasters at the UK’s favourite TV soap pubs would costs hundreds of thousands of pounds if the incidents happened in real life, according to security experts.

Camerons brewery to open 11th Head of Steam venue

Camerons brewery is set to open its 11th Head of Stream venue this autumn, in the city of Liverpool. 

Gloucester rejects late-night levy proposals

Gloucester Council has rejected proposals to introduce a late night levy and has established a Business Improvement District (BID) instead.

Niche sports can create 'something magical' in pubs

If pubs get behind niche sports such as handball, wrestling, netball and NBA basketball, it can “really add to their business”, according to leading managers in the trade.

Craft Beer Rising announces 2018 festival dates

The dates for London’s Craft Beer Rising festival for 2018 have been revealed. 

Leading industry bodies give evidence to LPC over wage rates

Leading trade bodies gave further evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) on Wednesday after previous concerns that any move to drastically increase wage rates could “put pub sector jobs at risk”.

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