Community Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a national day of celebration for all pubs listed as assets of community value.
A publican committed to bringing politicians to the people said trade increased by 3,000% after he hosted the first in a series of hustings-style debates ahead of the general election.
The pub industry could be “on its way to nationalisation by 2020” if anti-pubco campaigners continue to lobby for more statutory regulation, a research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs predicted.
“The future of pubs will be food-led,” claims Tom Kerridge, owner of three-time Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropubs winning pub the Hand & Flowers, in Marlow.
The bottle of the future, which it is claimed will “completely change the role of the bottle in the consumer experience,” has been unveiled by Diageo for its Johnnie Walker whisky brand.
Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, has recorded managed house like-for-like sales up 6.8% for the 26 weeks to 27 December 2014.
A number of exciting speakers for next month’s Beer Innovation Summit have been revealed.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has claimed that the title of the ‘Most Pro-Pub' political party is “looking like a three-horse race”, after more than 100 candidates from each of the main political parties pledged to support its manifesto for pubs.
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