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'False claims' about business rates angers ALMR

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has criticised claims that the media is peddling mistruths about business rates changes.

Plea: ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls is calling on operators to contact MPs in a bid to reduce rates

How Carling plans to stay relevant in a craft beer world

Carling bosses will continue to pump money into the UK’s biggest-selling lager brand to ensure it remains relevant to consumers in a challenging market overburdened with choice.

Trio of rates experts to advise Ei licensees

Ei Group plc, the pubco formally known as Enterprise Inns, has teamed up with business rates experts to offer its licensees no-win-no-fee rates advice.

Barrel & Stone pub pizza brand poised for massive expansion

Barrel & Stone, the pub pizza format, plans to grow its portfolio of partners within the pub trade to 400 in the next three years.

Dead rat found in Brewers Fayre pub

Brewers Fayre has issued an apology after a customer spotted a dead rat at one of its pubs in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Stout and dark beer: back to black

If the sight of someone drinking a pint of milk stout on the television is powerful enough to turn some people on to jet black beers, then why is the category still underrepresented in the on-trade? 

How to make: Steve Smith of the Freemasons' chicken, mushroom and asparagus

Steve Smith’s Lancashire pub the Freemasons at Wiswell, rose from sixth to fourth place in this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs. This dish fuses fresh, seasonal flavours with a lavish foie gras sauce.

Best of the pubs on the market

The only thatched pub in Northumberland and a striking 16th century inn in Wales are amongst our monthly roundup of the best pubs available.

Property of the week

Norfolk: The Hunny Bell

£20,000.00 - Tenancy

A unique, long term tenancy opportunity to operate an extremely attractive country pub in North Norfolk – No...