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Only 5% of Brits keen to try new drinks in 2015

Only 5% of British adults plan to try a new alcoholic drink in 2015, compared to 16% who want to experiment with different food, the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker has shown.


JD Wetherspoon reaches £10m fundraising milestone

JD Wetherspoon has announced a fundraising milestone, after reaching £10m raised for its chosen charity CLIC Sargent.


Protz: The Old Poets' Corner shows creativity works

Roger Protz visits a Derbyshire pub which has succeeded with a name change and a new range of beers.

Butcombe appoints new director of brewing

Butcombe Brewery has appointed Stuart Howe as director of brewing – the first appointment since Liberation Group acquired the company at the end of last year.

PS - the Pub Company rolls out Blue's Smokehouse concept

PS - the Pub Company will open its second Blue's Smokehouse in Twickenham this weekend as it looks to roll out the concept in and around London.


Birmingham pub gets trade bounce from new Quiz Nights show

A Birmingham pub has reported an uplift in trade for its weekly quiz after featuring in the new Sky One reality show Quiz Nights.


BII to support the Beer Marketing Awards

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has pledged its support for the Beer Marketing Awards, which aims to recognise and celebrate the brewers, marketeers and creative teams behind beer brands with a presence and focus in the UK.


Run a pub? Take our survey on General Election voting intentions

The 2015 General Election is only a matter of weeks away. MPs of all political colours are desperate to be seen as pub-friendly and keen supporters of the 'Great British Pub'. But who will you give your vote to?