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JDW pub kitchen forced to shut after ‘pests’ found in nearby bins

Pests, thought to be maggots were discovered in nearby bins to a JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub in Gloucestershire, forcing the kitchen to close temporarily. 

Pest control: the incident happened near to the Gloucester pub

How to avoid rat and other pest infestations in your pub

25-Jul-2017 - Preventing rubbish build-ups and filling up gaps in walls and floors are just two of the ways pub landlords can prevent rat and other pest infestations, according to a leading...

Alcohol sales clampdown call is 'rehash of old ideas'

25-Jul-2017 - A research organisation’s report calling for tighter measures on alcohol sales has been labelled a rehash of demands that campaigning groups have been making for the past 10 years.

Liberation Group bans plastic straws

12-Jul-2017 - Liberation Group is the latest pub chain to stop offering plastic straws in its pubs to help fight environmental waste.

Durham pub forced to evacuate 200 people due to ‘noxious substance’

10-Jul-2017 - A Durham city centre pub was forced to close temporarily after reports of a "noxious substance being sprayed". 

On-trade serving 1 in 4 teens alcohol without asking for ID

30-Jun-2017 - Operators sold one in four teenage mystery shoppers alcohol without asking for proof of age in 2016, according to new data.

How to avoid faecal bacteria in pub ice machines

30-Jun-2017 - Ice machine suppliers have issued advice to help pub operators ensure ice equipment is safe from bacterial contamination.

One in five people in Wales drink more than guidelines recommend

30-Jun-2017 - One in five (20%) people in Wales drink more alcohol than the recommended weekly consumption figure of 14 units, the National Survey of Wales has revealed.

Up in smoke: the rules of vaping inside pubs

30-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban came into effect in 2007 but where does that leave the many people who now want to vape in your premises rather than smoke cigarettes?

Open house event launched to celebrate London Bridge and Borough Market

30-Jun-2017 - London operators and customers alike are being urged to come together in London Bridge and Borough Market this Saturday (1 July) in support of local businesses following the terror attack...

‘We don't need to go back to the days of stinking like a rancid ashtray’: Your reactions to pro-smoking group’s call to review smoking ban

27-Jun-2017 - Around this time 10-years ago pubs and punters were nervous for the future of their local watering holes – with good reason. The smoking ban was days away from coming...

Drinkaware unveils five-year strategy as it focuses on older drinkers

26-Jun-2017 - A significant shift in drinking habits and falling sales have led the alcohol education charity Drinkaware to shift its focus from young to older drinkers. 

Pro-smoking group calls for review 10 years after ban

26-Jun-2017 - A pro-smoking campaign group has called on the Government to review the impact the smoking ban had on pubs, and to “consider alternatives to the policy”, as the UK approaches...

Warning after pub’s garden furniture ‘explodes’ in heatwave

20-Jun-2017 - An Essex operator has warned others in the trade to be aware of “exploding” garden furniture during the UK’s heatwave.

Police appeal after petrol bomb thrown at bar

20-Jun-2017 - Owners of a South Shields bar have been left “shaken” after a petrol bomb was thrown through the window of their venue on Sunday night.

A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade

19-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban became a fact in England on 1 July 2007 with an unprecedented impact for pubs. But how has the trade changed in the past 10 years since...

Grenfell Tower: Pubs rally to help victims

18-Jun-2017 - Pubs have been rallying to help the community in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster that may have killed close to 100 people. 

Police release CCTV images after series of pub fruit machine thefts

16-Jun-2017 - Kent police have released CCTV images of three men they are looking for in connection with a spate of pub fruit machine thefts.

Alcohol duty reform can ‘promote healthier attitudes to alcohol’

14-Jun-2017 - Restructuring the alcohol duty system can promote healthier attitudes to alcohol, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Special report

'We will not be defeated by terrorism' – Borough Market set to reopen

10-Jun-2017 - London Bridge, for the moment, has become an eerie, quiet place. Yes, people still walk around laughing and taking pictures, but there is a strong melancholic undertone as everyday business...

Security services publish terror attack guidance for pubs

09-Jun-2017 - The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) published new guidance specifically for pubs and bars on Thursday (8 June) following the recent terror attacks in the UK.

How to respond during a flash flood

08-Jun-2017 - As we head into summer, the risk of flash flooding in the UK is at its highest.

In association with Poppleston Allen

Legal Q&A: should you close your pub after a rat infestation?

08-Jun-2017 - If the local environmental health officer (EHO) finds evidence of a rat infestation in a pub kitchen, should the publican close the pub at the EHO's request? Poppleston Allen explains the legal position....

‘Heroic’ Borough pub manager acted on instinct

07-Jun-2017 - The actions of a Borough Market pub manager during Saturday night’s London Bridge terror attack have been called “heroic” by his employers pubco Crafted Projects.

ALMR chief launches bid to fund emergency services bar tab

07-Jun-2017 - A crowdfunding scheme to buy a round of drinks for the emergency services that responded to last week’s terrorist attack in London has been launched by the Association of Licensed...

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