The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
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.
20-Oct-2014 - Star Pubs & Bars, the Heineken owned leased pub operator, is installing its SmartDispense draught cooling systems in 50% of its 1,100 strong estate by the end of 2016.
20-Oct-2014 - Sky Sports has revealed it will show more rugby league than ever before next season, with around 100 live matches from the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship, Challenge Cup and World Club Series.
20-Oct-2014 - Former Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) chief executive Nick Bish has been drafted in to help boost membership of Jacques Borel’s VAT Club.
20-Oct-2014 - The long-awaited separation of pubs and restaurants on TripAdvisor is “on its way”, a senior figure in the company has promised.
17-Oct-2014 - Two pub operators have been recognised in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014.
17-Oct-2014 - Drinkaware and the Nottingham Crime & Drug Partnership have joined forces to launch a campaign to address sexual harassment in the night-time economy.
17-Oct-2014 - Diageo has revealed “ambitious plans for this year and the following years” across its spirits portfolio - including a packaging update and shot machine for Smirnoff, an investment and new launch for Baileys, an increase in field sales teams as well as a long term plan to build its Reserve Brands business.
17-Oct-2014 - Punch Taverns and Admiral Taverns have both ruled out introducing managed divisions alongside their leased and tenanted estates, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) can reveal.
17-Oct-2014 - Star Pubs & Bars has reassured its lessees that the sale this month of 111 pubs to Admiral is the end of the company’s disposal programme.
17-Oct-2014 - A new report commission by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for London councils to set up pilots for a minimum price for alcohol and the introduction of mandatory traffic-light labelling on menus.
17-Oct-2014 - Carlsberg UK has created two new sales directors roles in its executive team with the appointments of on- and off-trade sales directors.
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