The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
03-Sep-2014 - A Parliamentary group's manifesto has called for a radical overhaul of drink-driving laws and regulation of alcohol marketing, to be overseen by an alcohol tsar. But what does the industry think of the proposals?
03-Sep-2014 - Rugby commentator Stuart Barnes has said the World Cup presents a great opportunity for the country’s pubs.
02-Sep-2014 - Publicans who purchase stock from unregistered wholesalers could face “significant penalties” under new legislation designed to tackle alcohol duty fraud, HM Revenue & Customs has warned.
02-Sep-2014 - Drinks dispense service provider Innserve is celebrating its tenth birthday.
02-Sep-2014 - Kent brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame rolled a barrel of beer through the streets of Faversham last weekend to mark the 25th year of the town’s Hop Festival.
02-Sep-2014 - Engagement with customers and employees is vital for operators but few companies consciously link the two together and more “joined up thinking” is needed, according to a survey of 93 senior executives from leading UK eating and drinking-out chains.
02-Sep-2014 - Wells and Young’s has relaunched promotion of Bombardier, after seeking the support of Rik Mayall’s family.
02-Sep-2014 - Pubs and venues with a key focus on live music should be owned by the charity and arts sectors rather than large pub companies whose main interest is selling beer, according to a lobbyist.
01-Sep-2014 - Adnams has launched a Suffolk-wide appeal for donations of wild and garden hops and is urging beer lovers to report sightings of them growing to help create its new Wild Hop beer, due to be launched this autumn.
01-Sep-2014 - Enterprise Inns is rolling its partnership with MatchPint out across its estate after a successful trial.
01-Sep-2014 - The public and police see local partnership schemes as key to cutting rates of alcohol-related crime that have fallen significantly in recent years, new research shows.
01-Sep-2014 - Pubs are by far the most common type of community assets registered by councils, making up more than a third of the total listed, according to new research.
01-Sep-2014 - More than 90% of councils have have not informed firms that they are still able to back-date a claim under the Small Business Rates Relief scheme, according to a new study.
01-Sep-2014 - Sussex brewer and tenanted pub company Harveys is to develop a directly managed pub business that will eventually run as many as half of its 48 pubs.
01-Sep-2014 - Molson Coors has announced that current UK and Ireland managing director Simon Cox is to leave his role and succeed Mark Hunter as chief executive of the Europe division.
29-Aug-2014 - Arkell’s Brewery has renewed its sponsorship of Swindon Town, signing a six-figure deal for the next three years.
29-Aug-2014 - A Greene King initiative encouraging pubs to champion all things local has now reached 30 pubs.
29-Aug-2014 - Councils, health services, and police in Greater Manchester have officially teamed up to tackle alcohol abuse under a new strategy that includes the review of licensing powers.
29-Aug-2014 - A record fine has brought the total cost to licensees of illegally showing Sky Sports to almost £70,000 so far this season.
29-Aug-2014 - BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, is offering a 15% discount to students at all its 17 UK bars between midday and 5pm on weekdays.
29-Aug-2014 - Publicans can now sign up to a new wi-fi accreditation scheme to verify that their business’ internet is properly filtered.
29-Aug-2014 - Marston’s staff will star in their own primetime documentary this evening.
29-Aug-2014 - Admiral Taverns has launched a workshop to help its licensees keep up to speed with red tape.
28-Aug-2014 - Leading figures in the Scotch whisky industry have added their names to a call for a no vote in the referendum on Scottish independence.
28-Aug-2014 - Yummy Pub Co is planning to open its sixth site “early next year”, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser has learnt.
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