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JD Wetherspoon slammed for pint price hikes on matchdays

JD Wetherspoon has defended upping prices of a pint at pubs near football grounds on matchdays.

JD Wetherspoon price hike Manchester matchdays
My pub

My Pub: The Old Forge, Inverie

The licensee of what is officially the most remote pub on the British mainland tells us how the pub functions in such far-flung conditions

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5 tips to make your pub more family friendly

A recent Mumsnet survey asked parents how pubs can create a more family-friendly atmosphere, some of which could help businesses boost sales and attract more customers.

Star Pubs & Bars launches specialist food workshops

Star Pub & Bars has announced the launch of a series of specialist food workshops designed to enhance the skills of its licensees who want to improve their food offer.


Three easy coffee cocktails you must make

Each week millions of cups of coffee are sold in pubs, so finding ways to tap into rising customer demand for coffee during evening trade could be a big win for operators. Here are three coffee cocktails you should try


7 ways to be a digital marketer

Digital marketing is a must for any business, big or small. It can be daunting, but fear not, there’s a lot you can do on a modest budget to start or enhance your journey. 


Licensee: “Mobile phone users like smokers”

A bar in Hove, East Sussex, has installed a Faraday cage in the ceiling of the venue to block mobile phone signals, meaning customers have to go outside to make a call.


Holidaymakers' cars dumped at pub car parks by meet and greet "cowboys"

Vehicles are being dumped at Manchester pub car parks by a company offering holidaymakers secure meet and greet parking.

Dogs in pubs

'Pubs should adopt a dog-friendly policy' says Kennel Club

Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko claimed pubs should be dog friendly because there are proven benefits for businesses that welcome dogs.

Paul Newby

Govt gathers evidence over pubs code adjudicator appointment

Licensees, campaigners and pubco leaders gave their views on the appointment of Paul Newby as pubs code adjudicator to the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee last week.


What if your hands are ACV tied?

The listing of pubs as assets of community value (ACVs) has caused controversy in the trade. The latest figures from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) show 1,500 pubs across the country now have the status. But what can you do if your pub is listed as an ACV against...


Star Pubs & Bars advise licensees on Pokémon Go

Pubco Star Pubs & Bars has given advice to licensees on how to market the latest gaming craze Pokémon Go.

The good, the bad and the ugly of running a pub associated with a sports team

Located a stone’s throw away from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and with a cannon on the sign that hangs over the door, the Tollington Arms is only ever going to be associated with one football team, we spoke to the owner about overcoming the challenges this presents


Employer Branding: The Big Sell

If you’re running a busy pub, creating an employer brand might sit at the bottom of your to-do list. But you don’t have a choice – for better or for worse you’ve already created one. 

In association with Diageo

There’s no excuse for a bad cocktail

Cocktail making is a skilled profession, anyone who says otherwise is a fool. It is theatre, art and a craft that can be taught. Poorly-trained staff are an embarrassment and detrimental to business, but that needn’t be the case

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Full-time Fletch... on the Premier League's managerial talent

BT Sport's Darren Fletcher assesses the prospects of the Premier League's big bosses.

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Sky Sports bring the best of, Cricket, F1 and Golf this summer of sport

Come rain or shine, we can rely on sport to deliver a dramatic summer. Pubs and bars can complement live coverage of the Olympics with an epic summer of cricket, F1 and golf.

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From tin tankards to Smooth Pour Glasses: How the pint glass has evolved over the years

From 10-sided glasses to Noniks and now Cobra’s new Smooth Pour Glass – the humble pint glass has certainly come a long way over the decades.

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Hellmann’s launches Grilltopia campaign to help pubs find burger heaven

Burgers have been booming for years – and the trend is showing no signs of going anywhere. Over the last year, almost 13% of main meals eaten out of home featured a burger . But in today’s highly competitive market, the traditional pattie and bun doesn’t always cut it.

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Make it Perfect with Red Bull and Give Your Profits Wings

Research by Red Bull suggests that by ensuring pubs deliver the perfect serve every time, they can increase sales by up to 21%. Achieving this is simple, it comes down to just four steps