The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
16-Apr-2014 - Southampton City Council has voted to consult residents on the prospect of a late-night levy.
16-Apr-2014 - The licensee of freehold the Old Star Inn in Winsford, Cheshire and nine of his customers are heading to Rio in June after winning a competition organised by crisp brand McCoy's.
16-Apr-2014 - Punch Taverns executive chairman Stephen Billingham has insisted “a deal will get done” to tackle the pubco’s £2.3bn debts.
16-Apr-2014 - Recent cases have seen pubs fined as much as £65,000 for illegally screening football games. But many publicans say they are still confused about why these actions are being taken and exactly what the legal situation is. Mike Berry and James Wallin spoke to senior figures involved in the screening of football matches to get to the bottom of the issue:
16-Apr-2014 - An East London publican has installed what is thought to be the first beer vending machine in a British pub.
15-Apr-2014 - The Publican’s Morning Advertiser is the exclusive media partner of Craft Beer Takeover, which takes place at trade show Hotelympia next week.
15-Apr-2014 - The Government must dispense with “ineffective gimmicks such as assets of community value (ACV)” and instead reform the planning system to offer “robust protection” to pubs, a CAMRA officer has said.
15-Apr-2014 - A Yorkshire brewery has successfully completed its first delivery to the Falkland Islands.
15-Apr-2014 - Comedian Lee Mack has appealed for help in tracking down the sign for the pub he grew up in.
15-Apr-2014 - Alcohol consumption in the UK fell 2.1% in 2013, according to figures released by the British Beer & Pub Association.
15-Apr-2014 - A Ramsbottom pub has swept the board at the Thwaites Awards for Excellence 2014, winning pub of the year and the dining title.
15-Apr-2014 - For the second time in as many months a north London council has invoked planning powers to make it more difficult for developers to close a community pub.
14-Apr-2014 - Two regional brewers have collaborated to open their first pub, in Brighton.
14-Apr-2014 - It’s the biggest thing to happen to smoking since the ban. Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are on fire.
14-Apr-2014 - A Wiltshire brewer is painting the town red after its apprentice signwriter secured a place in the final of the Dulux Decorator Centres Apprentice of the Year awards.
14-Apr-2014 - The oldest barmaid in Britain turns 100 this week - but has no plan to retire.
14-Apr-2014 - The shortlist for the International Beer Awards 2014 has been released.
14-Apr-2014 - Pubs are increasing their share of the UK eating-out market at the expense of restaurants, new research by Allegra Foodservice has found.
11-Apr-2014 - A Government minister has stressed that any intervention in the tenanted pub company model would be “proportionate and targeted” and a response will be published “as soon as we can”.
11-Apr-2014 - Sky and BT Sport will share the broadcasting rights for the new European Rugby Champions Cup – the replacement for the Heineken Cup.
11-Apr-2014 - New Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino celebrated success in his protracted takeover of the club in style – by having a drink with fans at his new local.
10-Apr-2014 - Trade bodies have warned that the Government's proposed changes to licence fees could result in ‘increased costs and complexity for both operators and local authorities’.
10-Apr-2014 - Pubs and bars are being urged to share their views on business rates in a new consultation.
10-Apr-2014 - The British Beer & Pub Association’s Midlands regional secretary Richard Matthews has stepped down after 11 years in the post and 35 years in the industry.
10-Apr-2014 - Campaigners for pubco reform met at Westminster yesterday to urge the Government to include pubco reform in the Queen’s speech.
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