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Campaigners celebrate as pub 'closed overnight' is granted ACV status

A Brighton pub that was closed and turned into a furniture shop has been listed as an asset of community value (ACV) after campaigners mobilised to save it from potential development

The Dyke: closure sparked protests from local community

ITV documentary on pubs code to air tomorrow

The first TV interview of Paul Newby's controversial tenure as pubs code adjudicator will feature as part of an ITV documentary on the code that will air tomorrow (December 8)


Customer 'tried to blackmail' pub with TripAdvisor food poisoning allegation, claims licensee

A licensee has told of his outrage after a customer who was refused a refund left a negative review claiming to have come down with food poisoning in retaliation. 


Punch: 'no intention' to close popular alternative pub

Punch has denied claims it plans to close Brighton's 'only alternative pub'.

Pubs code

Pubs code adjucator inundated with arbitration requests

The first figures released by pubs code adjudicator, Paul Newby, show that his office received 79 requests for arbitration in just the first four months of the pubs code being law

Designated Driver

Go soft or go home

Designated drivers amongst a group of Christmas revellers can boost the dwell time of the whole party as well as their spend, here we explore how to give the drivers just as good a time as the drinkers.


Stonegate acquires Walkabout brand owner

Stonegate Pub Company is set to acquire Walkabout brand owner Intertain for an undisclosed sum.

Soft Drinks Tax

Government reveals potential cost of controversial sugar tax

The Government has revealed the extent of costs pubs could be forced to pass on to their customers created by the upcoming sugar tax


CAMRA award for 'pub protector'

A London Assembly member is to be given the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) John Young Memorial Award this week


Licensee strips off for charity calendar

A Draycott licensee has taken his kit off with another member of staff and customers in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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