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All of Otley's 19 pubs to remain listed as ACVs

Council rules that the Old Cock in Otley will remain an ACV following a review. 

Brixton licensee blames 'insatiable appetite' of London developers for closure in heartfelt open letter

Brixton's Canterbury Arms will be demolished to make way for flats. 


£130,000 salary for pubs code adjudicator

Government starts recruiting for pubs code adjudicator. 

92 year old Lincs barmaid calls time on pub career

One of the oldest barmaids in the country has called time on a 62-year career pulling pints – but she loved every minute working in the industry.

UK's first pub zoo frustrated by licensing complications

The UK's first pub zoo will have to wait to entertain customers as licensing problems have forced it to screen off animal enclosures.

Thatchers opens managed pub after £1m Somerset investment

Thatchers Cider has opened the doors of its redeveloped pub following a £1m investment in Somerset.

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Adnams turnover down 3% but profits up

Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator Adnams has reported beer volumes down by 5% in the six months to 30 June after an 18% hike last year.

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Heineken reports UK beer volume fall

Heineken has said that volumes in the UK fell “in the high single digit” in the first half of the year amid tough comparatives with last summer’s good weather and build-up to the World Cup.