The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
28-Jul-2014 - More than nine in ten parents are not aware of the downturn in alcohol consumption by 11-15 year olds over the last decade, according to the Portman Group.
28-Jul-2014 - New research shows that although there are still more people drinking at home than in the pub, the volume of alcohol being consumed at home has dropped 3% in the last five years.
28-Jul-2014 - Punch Taverns has pledged £20,000 to a Licensed Trade Charity scheme to provide vital home visits to people in difficult circumstances.
25-Jul-2014 - Cask Marque, the industry watchdog responsible for assessing the quality of cask ale, has accredited its 9,000th pub.
25-Jul-2014 - The Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) this week described the Government's pubs code proposals as "an insult to the way we do business" . Fair Pint campaigner, Simon Clarke, says they have nothing to worry about if they are treating tenants fairly.
25-Jul-2014 - Pubs have recorded their highest rate of quarterly growth in beer volume sales this century, the latest UK quarterly Beer Barometer from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed.
24-Jul-2014 - Campaigners hoping to save a Brighton pub face an anxious wait over whether they have successfully defended an appeal by the owner of the property to have its Asset of Community Value (ACV) status overturned.
24-Jul-2014 - The rate of underage drinking has fallen to its lowest level since records began more than a quarter of a century ago, according to official government figures.
24-Jul-2014 - A three-year-old boy managed to drive his father’s car down two 30ft embankments and into a pub garden – but walked away with just a bump to the head.
24-Jul-2014 - Liverpool City Council’s licensing committee has granted a consultation on implementing a late-night levy.
24-Jul-2014 - Chelmsford’s late-night levy approval could give other small towns and cities the green light to follow suit, licensing lawyers have warned.
24-Jul-2014 - Eight Punch Taverns licensees have worked together to produce their own beer in a joint initiative between the pubco and brewer Everards.
24-Jul-2014 - Pubs could find themselves in “murky legal waters” if they advertise themselves as a venue to watch the Commonwealth games, a law firm has warned.
24-Jul-2014 - A York pub is at the centre of fresh investigations into the disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence.
24-Jul-2014 - Household spending on leisure fell by 6% in June, a decrease of £12 from the previous month thanks to a “stay at home World Cup”, according to the Greene King Leisure Tracker.
24-Jul-2014 - The Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) has branded the proposed pubs code "fundamentally unacceptable” and demanded the Government makes changes.
23-Jul-2014 - A leading pub activist has urged campaigners fighting for Assets of Community Value (ACV) bids to up their game to counter pubco objections.
23-Jul-2014 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has expressed its concerns over new Government regulations that will force large managed pub companies to pay thousands of pounds to conduct energy audits.
23-Jul-2014 - The industry has welcomed the appointment of Kris Hopkins as the new Community Pubs Minister.
23-Jul-2014 - A picture posted on Captain Morgan’s Facebook page has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Agency’s (ASA) code for implying that drinking alcohol can help overcome boredom and change someone’s mood.
22-Jul-2014 - An online beer retailer has replaced the pub with the internet by conducting a series of ale tastings on Twitter.
22-Jul-2014 - Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to The 2014 Ryder Cup this autumn, offering two weeks of non-stop golf including exclusively live coverage of the biggest event in the sport.
22-Jul-2014 - Greene King has launched a nationwide treasure hunt with the chance to find a £10,000 King’s Ransom to mark Prince George’s first birthday.
22-Jul-2014 - O’Neill’s, Mitchells & Butlers’ Irish pub brand, is to host a weekend of free live music across its 45 pubs from 31 July.
22-Jul-2014 - The UK’s biggest pub poker leagues have merged, bringing together a total of more than 250,000 registered players.
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