The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
24-Oct-2014 - The spectre of alcohol minimum pricing has been raised once again in a new policy paper from Public Health England (PHE).
24-Oct-2014 - Following on from a previous article, the new Allergy Awareness Regulations come into force on 13 December 2014. This is very relevant, bearing in mind that one in 50 young infants has a nut allergy and one adult in 100 has a food allergy of some description.
24-Oct-2014 - One in seven pubs would not serve customers a 125ml glass of wine if they asked for it, despite it being a legal requirement under recent amendments to the Licensing Act.
24-Oct-2014 - Licensees have been awarded for the quality of their beer gardens.
24-Oct-2014 - September saw average household spend on eating out rise 7% year-on-year while the figure for drinking out dropped 6%.
24-Oct-2014 - Too busy to catch up on all the news brought to you by the Publican's Morning Advertiser this week? Here's a quick rundown on what you may have missed.
23-Oct-2014 - Adrian Emmett of The Lion in Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan, was last night named as the national award winner of Enterprise Inns Community Heroes scheme.
23-Oct-2014 - On Tuesday (21 October) this week the inaugural Spirits Summit took place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, where the great and the good from the world of spirits came together to discuss the industry. Social media lit up with images, comments and questions from the summit, which involved tastings, debates, and a tour of local bars. Here are a few pictures to offer a flavour of the event.
23-Oct-2014 - New lettings can often lack transparency and are not representative of the “true market” Fleurets, the leisure property specialist has warned lessees.
23-Oct-2014 - An Isle of Wight publican has hit out at his local council forcing music in his bar to be “inaudible”, after he appealed against an existing condition on his licence.
23-Oct-2014 - Pubcos have ended their silence on the Government’s statutory code proposals, branding them potentially illegal and saying they would create “uncertainty and disruption” across the sector.
22-Oct-2014 - The Government’s proposals to relax live music licensing laws for pubs are set to come into effect next Spring.
22-Oct-2014 - Suffolk publicans are concerned about a drop in trade due to flooding, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps across the region.
22-Oct-2014 - A Spirit Leased tenant has hit out at the pub company sending “insulting” emails demanding beer lines be cleaned more frequently without offering to reimburse the cost.
22-Oct-2014 - On-trade supplier Matthew Clark has seen sales rise sharply, boosted by demands for English wines and beers.
21-Oct-2014 - CPL Online has developed a new e-learning course on food allergens.
21-Oct-2014 - PubAid plans to step up its campaign to highlight the charitable work done by the pub trade by focussing on consumers.
21-Oct-2014 - BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, will unveil 16 unique collaboration beers at its second annual craft festival on Saturday (25 October).
21-Oct-2014 - Jacques Borel has admitted that withdrawing alcohol from his fight to cut VAT may be a ‘realistic concession’.
21-Oct-2014 - New Government guidance has told councils they can consider zoning and staggering closing times, despite expressly advising against the policies 10 years earlier
21-Oct-2014 - Hall & Woodhouse, the independent family brewer, has announced the winners of its 2014 awards.
21-Oct-2014 - A Swansea licensee has installed a self-service bar in his pub, so customers can beat the queues and pour their own pints.
20-Oct-2014 - New powers have come into force which make it easier for police and local authorities to force a pub to shut immediately and restrict access to the premises.
20-Oct-2014 - Wells & Youngs and Hook Norton have signed up to a new packaging compliance scheme from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), to cut the cost of waste.
20-Oct-2014 - The licensee of the Pattenmakers Arms in Derbyshire has handed her keys back to Enterprise Inns, seven months after reaching a new five-year agreement with the pubco.
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