The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
24-Apr-2014 - BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, will open its first craft beer bottle shop tomorrow (25 April).
24-Apr-2014 - With just seven weeks to go until the World Cup, publicans are being urged to kick off their plans for the big event or face missing out.
24-Apr-2014 - Milton Keynes could be the first town in the UK to face a second late-night levy proposal, after the first was narrowly rejected by its licensing committee last October.
23-Apr-2014 - Falling alcohol consumption and rising costs may have contributed to a decline in violence across England and Wales, new research has suggested.
23-Apr-2014 - Cornish brewer St Austell has opened the first of its Brewer & Bean outlets at the Great Western Hotel in Newquay.
23-Apr-2014 - Offering school meals at lunch times would help struggling pubs survive and provide children with “really good quality food”, according to community pubs minister Brandon Lewis.
23-Apr-2014 - An advert showing a man drinking a glass of beer with a tumour inside does not over-emphasise the risk of alcohol, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.
23-Apr-2014 - Campaigners hoping to save a Devonshire village pub have launched a share offer, after Punch Taverns agreed to sell the property to a community enterprise group for £190,000 — significantly below its original asking price of £295,000.
23-Apr-2014 - Most pub managers under 30 are running businesses with a turnover of more than a million pounds, with fewer than three years training to gain the position, according to a survey by Pub & Bar Careers Perceptions.
23-Apr-2014 - Households spent 6% less on drinking out of home in March than in February, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.
22-Apr-2014 - Publicans have been left “clinging on” by the year-long wait for a Government response on pubco reform, industry figures have told the PMA.
22-Apr-2014 - Tributes have flooded in for Bernard Brindley, who died suddenly last weekend at the age of 63.
22-Apr-2014 - JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has voiced most direct criticism yet of his rival pub companies for failing to support the industry’s VAT campaign.
22-Apr-2014 - A Leicestershire publican has been announced the winner of PRS for Music’s Music Makeover 2013 competition.
22-Apr-2014 - The number of licensing authorities in England and Wales considering the introduction a late-night levy has fallen sharply, an annual survey by Poppleston Allen has found.
22-Apr-2014 - Licensees running tenanted or leased (T&L) pubs have more money, health and housing worries than their freeholder or general manager counterparts, examination of the PMA’s recent survey of publicans’ wellbeing survey shows.
22-Apr-2014 - Black Sheep brewery has been designated as a Cask Marque Training Centre of Excellence.
21-Apr-2014 - Bernard Brindley, the pub industry stalwart and chairman of the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping), has died, aged 63.
17-Apr-2014 - A poll carried out for the Campaign for Real Ale has shown most British drinkers think wine is a healthier tipple than beer.
17-Apr-2014 - The search is now on for the best pubs in Britain in the Great British Pub Awards 2014.
17-Apr-2014 - A North Yorkshire publican has written to the Prime Minister warning him that village pubs will struggle to survive unless action is taken to address “crippling” and “ever increasing” business rates.
17-Apr-2014 - Significant numbers of publicans are struggling under the weight of worries about money, housing, family life and their health.
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 - 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 - Southampton City Council has voted to consult residents on the prospect of a late-night levy.
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