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Dry bar founder tells operators alcohol-free trend 'is here to stay'

Peoples’ relationship with alcohol has changed and the pub operators of the future will need to adapt their businesses to cater for it, according to the founder of Redemption.

Redemption bar founder Catherine Salway

Greene King supports Dementia Friends initiative

03-Mar-2015 - Greene King has pledged its support for the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends initiative, by encouraging more than 1,000 of its employees to sign up by the end of March.


Alcohol 'not a priority' in pubs for Generation Z

03-Mar-2015 - Licensees that concentrate on creating an environment that attracts the next generation of pub-goers will reap the rewards, research suggests.

Former chef to Prince Charles buys pub lease

03-Mar-2015 - The former head chef to the Prince of Wales has promised to serve up food fit for royalty after taking over the Duchy Arms in Kennington, London.


Q&A: ALMR and BII on supporting Drop the Duty campaign

02-Mar-2015 - The Drop the Duty campaign is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to cut alcohol duty by 2% in the forthcoming Budget. The campaign has recently been supported by both the...

Majority of firms support locally-set business rates

02-Mar-2015 - More than two-thirds of UK businesses agree that councils should be able to set business rates locally, a national poll has revealed.

Hospitality sector tops zero-hours contracts use

02-Mar-2015 - There are more people working on zero-hours contracts in the hospitality sector than any other industry, with 53% of companies making use of transitional and seasonal staff working on no...

Catford Bridge Tavern will still re-open following fire, confirms owner

02-Mar-2015 - The owner of a south-east London pub that was damaged by a fire last night said it plans to re-open the premises this year.


Beckham kicks off Haig Club London residency

02-Mar-2015 - David Beckham welcomed guests last night (1 March) to the first evening of the Haig Club residency in London - part of Diageo's plans to promote the single grain whisky...


JD Wetherspoon reaches £10m fundraising milestone

02-Mar-2015 - JD Wetherspoon has announced a fundraising milestone, after reaching £10m raised for its chosen charity CLIC Sargent.


BII to support the Beer Marketing Awards

27-Feb-2015 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has pledged its support for the Beer Marketing Awards, which aims to recognise and celebrate the brewers, marketeers and creative teams behind beer brands...


Only 5% of Brits keen to try new drinks in 2015

27-Feb-2015 - Only 5% of British adults plan to try a new alcoholic drink in 2015, compared to 16% who want to experiment with different food, the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker has shown.

Norfolk pub re-opens with bakery and community cafe

27-Feb-2015 - A village pub dating back to the 13th century has re-opened its doors with a bakery and community cafe following an 18-month closure.


Birmingham pub gets trade bounce from new Quiz Nights show

26-Feb-2015 - A Birmingham pub has reported an uplift in trade for its weekly quiz after featuring in the new Sky One reality show Quiz Nights.

Home Office rules out locally-set licence fees

26-Feb-2015 - The Government has decided not to introduce locally-set licensing fees, one year after launching a consultation on the move.


Run a pub? Take our survey on General Election voting intentions

26-Feb-2015 - The 2015 General Election is only a matter of weeks away. MPs of all political colours are desperate to be seen as pub-friendly and keen supporters of the 'Great British...

Pubs enjoy a happy Christmas with food and drink sales up

26-Feb-2015 - A total of 165 million visits were made to pubs, bars and clubs over the festive period - an increase of 15 million from the previous year - with total food and...

Cheltenham nightclub boss jailed for VAT fraud

26-Feb-2015 - A nightclub director from Cheltenham who submitted false invoices in an attempt to steal almost £40,000 in VAT has been jailed for eight months, following an investigation by HM Revenue...

RICS: Highest pub rent costs in two years

26-Feb-2015 - Pub rent as a percentage of projected turnover reached its highest level for almost two years in the last quarter of 2014, but saw a slight drop overall compared to...

BT Sport signs Serie A TV football deal

26-Feb-2015 - BT Sport has secured the TV rights for Serie A Italian football for another three years.

PICA-Service report shows self-regulation 'is working'

26-Feb-2015 - Pub industry self-regulation is not dead — far from it. That is the message from Pub Governing Body (PGB) chairman Sir Peter Luff MP following the publication of the PICA-Service...

Andrew Griffiths shortlisted for award for supporting brewing industry

25-Feb-2015 - Andrew Griffiths MP has been shortlisted from over 100 candidates for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award for his extensive work with the brewing industry.

Sky Sports wins rights to show Major League Soccer from March

25-Feb-2015 - Sky Sports has won the rights to show Major League Soccer (MLS) from the US for the first time, in a new four-year deal which begins in March.

Industry figures fear cumulative impact policy plans

25-Feb-2015 - Crime reduction powers under consideration by local councils that could severely hit pubs have been strongly criticised by trade figures.

Low Pay Commission recommends 20p national minimum wage increase

24-Feb-2015 - The Government has been urged to increase the minimum wage by 3%, as it names and shames hospitality firms that failed to abide by the policy.