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Update: Campaigners refuse to meet new Pubs Code Adjudicator

The British Pub Confederation, and Save the Pub group chairman Greg Mulholland, are refusing to meet the new pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby.

Update: Campaigners refuse to meet new Pubs Code Adjudicator

Kent pub celebrates 500th birthday

A Kent pub has recreated a vintage photo to mark its 500th birthday over the Bank Holiday weekend.

World-famous Leicester pub thrives following Premier League triumph

The Local Hero Pub near to Leicester City's home ground - and the focus of worldwide media attention over the weekend - has been celebrating the team's Premier League win during the Bank Holiday. 

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Frustrated licensees lose out to law firm in pub sale

Two licensees who believed they had secured the freehold of a closed pub have been left frustrated after it was unexpectedly sold to a law firm.


Unite throws weight behind statutory code on tipping

The Unite union has called on the Government to honour the victory of hospitality workers campaigning for fairer tipping practices by enshrining it in law. 


Michelin-starred pub chef to cook breakfast in furniture showroom

An acclaimed Bristol chef is set to cook breakfast for pyjama-adorned diners in a furniture store showroom on Saturday (7 May).


Councils: pubs 'should be forced' to display food hygiene ratings

All businesses that serve food should be forced to display their food-hygiene ratings to encourage a rise in standards and protect customers, council leaders have urged.

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JD Wetherspoon like-for-like sales up 3.8%

Company said it expects to open a further 16 sites in the current financial year. 


What’s on at the London Wine Fair?

Wine will flow in the capital today (3 May) as the London Wine Fair opens its doors to the trade, but what should operators look out for at the largest trade drinks show in the UK? Nicholas Robinson explores ahead of the event.