Top Headlines


Police proposals 'could prevent pub closures'

ALMR says new changes to police funding could lead to fewer pub closures.

City news

Directors exit as Geronimo Inns restructures

Stalwart Ed Turner leaves along with ops director Mark Ashley.


BrewDog builds site pipeline

BrewDog has secured sites in York and Norwich in its pipeline of 12 UK openings planned for the coming months.


Team Margot: Operators join forces for #LiveYourLife day

A number of operators across the hospitality industry will be joining forces on Thursday (30 July) to raise funds for Live Your Life Day, a new charity initiative.

Legal advice

Are the new powdered and 'breathable' alcohols really...alcohol?

What are the legal ramifications of the new powdered, breathable and other innovations in alcohol?


Brighton's proposed smoking could be extended to outside pubs

Operators question consultation that would ban smoking in all outside public areas, including outside pubs. 

Pub Food

Menu trends: Healthy eating not yet mainstream

Healthier eating has yet to become mainstream with only 36% of brands providing full calorie information on menus.

Tourist pub defends £1 charge to spend a penny

A pub has defended its decision to charge non-customers to use its toilets and said the new scheme is “working well”.

Robinsons to invest in estate as beer production booms

Robinsons is to spend £23m over the next five years refurbishing 179 pubs and a similar amount in maintenance.


Norwich licensees urge cities to host massive trade boosting ale event

City's publicans toast successful event and call on others to follow their lead. 

Legal advice

New licensees...make sure your start-up is sound

In the thrill of starting up a licensed premises it can be easy to get distracted by thoughts of your very own traditional British-style pub or Tom Cruise’s ‘Cocktail’ joint.


Case study: building a pub career

When Neringa Markeviciute moved to England from Lithuania two years ago, she was worried her confidence was not strong enough to work in hospitality.


Property hunt: leaseholds under £50k

This week's properties for sale focuses on leaseholds under £50k.

Property of the week

North Yorkshire York: Melbourne

£300,000.00 - Freehold

York freehold Residential area New development on going in the area Courtyard garden