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Marston’s buys Thwaites’ beer division

Marston’s has agreed to buy the trading operation of Daniel Thwaites’ beer division for £25.1m.

Heineken stands tall with new glassware

Heineken has introduced “taller, prouder” pint and half-pint glasses for its eponymous beer brand.

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Pub minimum wage 'offenders' hit back

Pub operators on the Government’s latest National Minimum Wage ‘name and shame’ list express anger and concern. Noli Dinkovski reports

Licensing Act: Offences now carry 'potentially unlimited' fines

Magistrates could hand out unlimited fines for offences under the Licensing Act 2003, following the removal of a cap on maximum penalties. 

‘Beer sexism’ not on CAMRA AGM agenda

The Campaign For Real Ale’s AGM will see policy discussions on the promotion of bottle-conditioned ale, an objective definition of a pub and action against late-night levies — but there is no place for a debate on so-called ‘beer sexism’ after a motion calling on campaign chiefs to take action...

Pubs 'will lose out' in next business rates revaluation

Pubs and restaurants risk losing out in the 2017 rating revaluation as the Uniform Business Rate (UBR) is likely to be set at 50p in the pound, a property advisor has warned.

Jeremy Clarkson launches Top Beer concept

Controversial television presenter Jeremy Clarkson has announced he will be moving from cars to bars, following the BBC’s announcement they would not be renewing his contract.

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Carlsberg tells consumers to trust their tastebuds in new Export campaign

Carlsberg UK has launched an advertising campaign for Export on the back of consumer research that shows a preference for the taste of the bottled beer over its nearest rival, Stella Artois.

Michelin-starred chef Daniel Clifford buys Essex pub

Clifford, who is chef patron of acclaimed Cambridge eatery Midsummer House, bought the freehold of the Flitch of Bacon, in Little Dunmow, for £300k with an eye to re-opening it in under five months after a £500k refurbishment.

Hairy Bikers to launch new series on the 'pubs that built Britain'

TV duo the Hairy Bikers will launch a new BBC series on the ‘pubs that built Britain’ this summer.

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