Top Headlines

Underage drinking efforts hailed

Pubs praised for ‘hard work’ on tackling issue.

Bar talk: How much of a problem do you think underage drinking is?

The Publican's Morning Advertiser asked four licensees to what extent they believed that underage drinking was within their venues.


Advice: Don't fall foul of underage sales

The sale of alcohol to and consumption by under-18s in licensed premises has always been considered an issue of the utmost seriousness by enforcing authorities and licensing sub-committees alike.

Great British Pub Awards

What does it take to be one of the great British pubs?

The PMA team has been out and about during the past few weeks, visiting pubs across the country as part of the judging process for this year’s Great British Pub Awards.


Police proposals 'could prevent pub closures'

ALMR says new changes to police funding could lead to fewer pub closures.

Leisure Tracker

Drinking out spend up 5% in June

Report also showed demand for wifi in pubs. 

City news

M&B reports 1.3% sales growth

Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales growth of 1.3% for the 43 weeks to 25 July.


BrewDog builds site pipeline

BrewDog has secured sites in York and Norwich in its pipeline of 12 UK openings planned for the coming months.

City news

Directors exit as Geronimo Inns restructures

Stalwart Ed Turner leaves along with ops director Mark Ashley.


Team Margot: Operators join forces for #LiveYourLife day

A number of operators across the hospitality industry will be joining forces on Thursday (30 July) to raise funds for Live Your Life Day, a new charity initiative.

Legal advice

Are the new powdered and 'breathable' alcohols really...alcohol?

What are the legal ramifications of the new powdered, breathable and other innovations in alcohol?


Craft Beer Co secures site near Gherkin

Founder Martin Hayes announces site in London's Mitre Lane - in the shadow of the Gherkin building.