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‘Death threats’ force pub to remove foie gras from menu

A pub was forced to remove foie gras from its Valentine's Day menu after it claimed staff were threatened by 'vegan activists'.

‘Death threats’ force pub to remove foie gras from menu

Two percent cut in alcohol duty will support on-trade, WSTA claims

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called for the Government to back British distilleries and vineyards with a 2% alcohol duty cut in the March Budget, a move they claim will support the growing demand for wine and spirits in the on-trade.

Licensee accuses medical experts of 'eroding pub culture' after his takings drop 50% in January

Richard Hammond from the Queens Head Ampthill said the industry is 'constantly judged by the rotten 2%.'

Cask Marque hires female trade quality expert as beer assessor

Cask Marque has hired its second female assessor in the UK as it continues to promote beer quality in the on-trade.

Technology

Crowdfunding: How beer and pubs are getting involved

With operators in the world of beer and pubs starting to experiment with crowdfunding on significant levels, Pete Brown looks at the various models in common usage.

#DigiPubs

Targeting the social media scene

How to effectively use social media to promote your venue is often seen as the trickiest aspect of marketing. 

Valentine’s Day

Guzzler or a nibbler? How customers can ruin a date with a salad choice

Salad eating habits can tell you a lot about someone’s personality and gaining the skill that could come in handy this Valentine’s Day, research by Harvester has claimed.

Events

Craft Beer Rising announces beer and talks line-up

More than 600 different beers and ciders will be available for sampling at this year's Craft Beer Rising festival in London.

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