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Pub stripped of ACV status to become Co-op store

The Star Inn in Wych Hill be turned into a convenience store following after losing its ACV status at a review earlier this year. 

Could these new venues be killing pubs?

From cafes serving beer through to niche outlets where standard pubs don't answer the need, The Publican's Morning Advertiser looks at differing business models - the threats as well as the lessons.

Industry history

The Licensing Act: ten years on

Ten years on the Licensing Act has not become the ‘free for all’ that was anticipated. The Publican’s Morning Advertiser looks back at the past decade.

Chef Focus

The Parlour: why an ex-fancy restaurant chef prefers pubs

Jesse Dunford Wood has created an environment where everyone is welcome. Nicholas Robinson reports


Wetherspoon leads the way on food hygiene ratings

The Food Standards Agency is celebrating the success of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - launched five years ago - by releasing information that breaks down its food hygiene ratings.

M&B reports revenue up 6.6%

Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales up 0.8% for the year to 26 September with revenue up 6.6% to £2.1bn.

Back bar bulletin

Spirits to softs and cocktails to cider, your essential round-up of what's hot on the back bar.