The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
30-Oct-2014 - The founders of social networking site Bebo have bought a dilapidated pub in Devon which they aim to refurbish alongside a local manor house.
30-Oct-2014 - Pub companies with fewer than 500 tied pubs will be exempt from the statutory code, Andrew Griffiths MP has told the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.
30-Oct-2014 - The Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has formally thanked Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander for their support in abolishing the alcohol duty escalator in the 2014 Budget.
30-Oct-2014 - BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has announced expansion plans, including a new 300hl brew-house at its headquarters in Ellon, near Aberdeen.
30-Oct-2014 - Sky Sports has extended its partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for a further five years, including coverage of England’s autumn internationals.
30-Oct-2014 - A London operator has hit out at the Metropolitan police after misleading evidence led to the seven-month closure of his nightclub and the loss of an estimated £200,000.
30-Oct-2014 - Breathalyser schemes across the licensed trade have been on the rise of late, with reaction to their usage mixed.
29-Oct-2014 - An approach to wastage and energy use is a key factor in the production of spirits for breweries looking to diversify into the sector, the head of distilling at Adnams said.
29-Oct-2014 - West Sussex pubs, clubs and bars are being encouraged to become ‘water angels’ to help reduce alcohol-related anti-social behaviour and A&E visits.
29-Oct-2014 - The Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s (PMA) has teamed up with the Music Venue Trust (MVT) and is calling on licensees to sign a petition urging the Government to introduce an agent-of-change principle.
29-Oct-2014 - Newcastle City Council has refused JD Wetherspoon’s attempt to dodge the city’s late-night levy by cutting back its hours at three pubs.
29-Oct-2014 - A north London licensee has teamed up with a mental health charity to host a drop-in centre in the pub for local youngsters.
29-Oct-2014 - The Blue Lion in Chelmsford has been crowned the winner of Punch Taverns’ darts competition.
29-Oct-2014 - Pubs are perfectly poised to capitalise on investments under the Enterprise Investment Scheme, a specialist has said.
28-Oct-2014 - Otter Brewery has become the main sponsor of a local flaming tar barrels event.
28-Oct-2014 - JD Wetherspoon has won recognition for the quality of its toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2014.
28-Oct-2014 - Spirit Pub Company brand Flaming Grill is on the hunt for football teams that are “more Sunday League zero than Premiership hero” as it aims to crown the UK’s worst football teams.
28-Oct-2014 - Margot Martini, the daughter of PubAid director and entrepreneur Yaser Martini, has died, aged two.
28-Oct-2014 - The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called into question fundamental aspects of the Government’s pub statutory code proposals.
28-Oct-2014 - The Pheasant in Gestingthorpe, Essex, has been named Pub of the Year in the Sawday's 2Oth Anniversary Awards.
28-Oct-2014 - A London pub has installed special cameras and a touch-screen car registration pad, to prevent non-customers from abusing its parking facilities.
28-Oct-2014 - Mast-Jägermeister UK Ltd and Wolf Blass producer Treasury Wine Estates are the two latest companies to join the Portman Group.
27-Oct-2014 - Greene King is challenging the Gambling Commission’s refusal to allow it a bingo licence in a case that could open the door for larger pubcos to operate commercial bingo.
27-Oct-2014 - Almost a third of Britons are choosing to stay at home and watch television on Saturday nights rather than visit local pubs and bars, new research has claimed.
27-Oct-2014 - Food and drink is popular among “armchair investors” because owning a stake in brands that are stocked in bars and restaurants can “sound impressive,” according to Equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube and crowdfunded spirit brand Kamm & Sons.
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