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Punch sell-off

Furious Punch hosts slam sale of pubs to NewRiver

Outraged licensees have slammed the unexpected sale of 158 Punch Taverns pubs amid uncertainty and fears of closures following the £53.5m deal.


Shine on: Dark Star talks expansion plans

Dark Star brewery MD Paul Reed talks to the Publican’s Morning Advertiser about plans for expansion, the unexpected benefits of unusual sites and why it pays to be open about new sites. 


Outrage at 'abusive' Brewdog video

Latest Brewdog promotional video heavily criticised for mocking homeless people, transgender people and sex workers. 

Bitter blow for Scottish minimum unit pricing plans

Advocate General says the proposal would infringe on free trade. 

Punch sell-off: Protest planned outside Liverpool's Roscoe Head

Protest to be staged outside Liverpool's the Roscoe Head. 

Craft Beer

Beginner's guide to stocking US craft beer at your pub

Craft beer is the hottest trend in the beer world but the plethora of styles and brands available can be overwhelming. Sylvia Kopp, craft beer ambassador at the US Brewers Association, looks at how best to choose which brands to stock.

Poppleston Allen

Legal advice: The rules about handing out flyers

This week's legal Q&A features the issues when handing out gig night flyers in town centres.


All work and no play for 80% of licensees who are concerned at shortage of free time

Over 40% of those surveyed say they only have one morning or afternoon of work a week, and 10% work over a 100 hours a week.