The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
21-Nov-2014 - A tall tale of fracking and jam butties has earned George Kemp of the Lifeboat Inn in Maryport the title of the World’s Biggest Liar 2014.
21-Nov-2014 - A new beer for dogs brewed in Belgium has been launched in the UK.
20-Nov-2014 - The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) is urging publicans to reach out to a former colleague or friend who is on their own this Christmas.
20-Nov-2014 - A study has found that consumers are ignoring drinking guidelines because of a lack of scientific basis and because of the disconnect between official advice and average lifestyles.
20-Nov-2014 - Greene King employees have raised £125,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this year.
20-Nov-2014 - Four pubs in England have been ordered by the High Court to each pay the Premier League costs for breaching copyright by making unauthorised broadcasts of Premier League football in their pubs.
20-Nov-2014 - The Government has accepted MPs’ decision to vote for a market rent only clause for tied tenants in the pubs code and will not seek to challenge it.
20-Nov-2014 - Slug & Lettuce has updated its brunch menu and begun rolling it out across all of its sites as part of its evolution of the brand.
20-Nov-2014 - A Lake District brewery claims it is the first in the UK to launch a mobile and tablet ordering app for publicans.
20-Nov-2014 - Staff working at a South Yorkshire pub and restaurant could have been forgiven for feeling ever so slightly ‘Under Pressure’ last week when a legendary musician rocked up for a bite to eat.
20-Nov-2014 - Pubs are turning into casual-dining venues in an attempt to appeal to Generation Y, according to Geronimo Inns.
20-Nov-2014 - Yummy Pub Company co-founder Anthony Pender has been unveiled as the new chairman of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII).
20-Nov-2014 - A coalition of trade bodies — as well as the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) — has called on the Chancellor to give further support to the pub sector through business rates reform in next month’s Autumn Statement.
20-Nov-2014 - Just one third of pubs open on Christmas Day are serving food, according to a survey of Publican’s Morning Advertiser readers about their festive plans.
19-Nov-2014 - Anglian Country Inns' site the Fox at Willian has been announced as Gastro Pub of the Year for England in the inaugural Food Awards England and Wales 2014.
19-Nov-2014 - Pubs are gaining ground on restaurants in terms of their share of the eating-out market and satisfaction scores.
19-Nov-2014 - An award winning Surrey pub is in the running to scoop a Champion of Champions accolade in an X-factor style competition.
19-Nov-2014 - Spirit Pub Company has appointed a new team to deliver its award-winning apprenticeship scheme.
19-Nov-2014 - Salisbury Pubs' site the Alford Arms in Frithsden, Hertfordshire has won an award for being the most allergen-aware eatery in the UK.
19-Nov-2014 - Leading figures in the pub trade have responded to the new market rent only option for tied tenants in the pubs code. New Clause 2 was voted through by MPs yesterday following a passionate debate in the House of Commons.
19-Nov-2014 - Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay told last week's Pub Retail Summit his company is considering investing in small, casual-dining operators.
19-Nov-2014 - The pub trade is still awaiting clarification from the Home Office regarding the application forms that need to be completed to renew personal licences.
18-Nov-2014 - MPs have voted to include a market rent only option clause for tied tenants in the pubs code following a passionate debate in the House of Commons, putting the future of the beer tie into question.
18-Nov-2014 - Simon Buckley, chief executive of Evan Evans, said the biggest challenge for small pub companies in growing their estate was the difficulty of securing debt funding.
18-Nov-2014 - Follow the latest updates on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill - including the potential introduction of an amendment for a market-only rent option for tied tenants.
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