Running your pub > Entertainment

BBPA and ALMR call on pubs to get involved in live music census

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged pubs to get involved in a first-of-its-kind live-music census to measure its cultural and economic value.

Live Music: New census will be used to assess the challenges the industry faces

Molson Coors launches ‘save the pub’ campaign

13-Mar-2017 - Drinks giant Molson Coors has launched a direct attack on the UK’s “one-size-fits-all” global coffee shop culture by revealing its save the great British pub campaign.

The MA pub quiz

02-Mar-2017 - Quiz evenings are cost-effective, relatively simple to organise and can encourage a healthy number of customers to come in on quiet nights, but some preparation is essential to make it...

Madness present Camden pub with award

26-Jan-2017 - A pub in Camden was presented a prestigious award by ska band Madness.

Interior Design

Top pub interior design trends for 2017

12-Jan-2017 - Theatre, entertainment, escapism, wellbeing and sociability are all set to be major inspirations for design in 2017. 

Christmas Safety Campaign

‘Better for businesses’: licensee launches Christmas safety campaign

20-Dec-2016 - A licensee has launched a campaign to make sure people stay safe when partying during the festive season.  


Wimbledon brewery hosts new monthly comedy club

09-Dec-2016 - Wimbledon brewery will host its first monthly comedy club next week (Saturday 17 December).


Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers becomes British Guild of Beer Writers’ first honorary member

08-Dec-2016 - The Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers has been made the first honorary member of the British Guild of Beer Writers. 

Night Tube

Northern line extension to Night Tube services will give ‘extra boost’ to late-night business

18-Nov-2016 - London pub operators and trade members have welcomed the opening of an additional Night Tube service this weekend, saying it will deliver ‘greater access’ and give an ‘extra boost’ to...


Customers willing to spend up to £45 per head in pubs over Christmas

07-Nov-2016 - Christmas spend in pubs increased by more than 13% last year, with customers willing to spend up to £45 per head, new research has shown.

P&S Entertainment

House of Fun: alternative forms of entertainment can gather customers to your venue

31-Oct-2016 - People need a reason to leave the comfort of their own home for a night out in the pub.


All fun and games: How to boost revenue with cutting- edge entertainment

27-Oct-2016 - While the more traditional pub games have endured, operators have embraced technology by offering some cutting-edge entertainment for their tech-savvy customers. 


Gaming machines consultation: ALMR to push for 'more attractive offer'

26-Oct-2016 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has said it will call for a 'more attractive offer' on gaming machines in pubs as part of Government consultation on the issue.


Are these the spookiest pubs in Britain?

14-Oct-2016 - Trying to cash-in on Halloween by claiming your venue has ghosts? Check out the Morning Advertiser's collection of top spooky UK pubs.


Brakspear launches haunted pub tour

10-Oct-2016 - Henley-on-Thames-based pubco and brewer Brakspear is marking this year’s Halloween with a ‘Ghost Hunt’ around three of its pubs.

Bar and Pub Show 2016

Up-to-date online bookings systems 'can boost pub profits'

05-Oct-2016 - DesignMyNight co-founder, Nick Telson, urged pubs to brush up their online booking systems to gain more revenue and customer loyalty. 

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment WInner - The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

30-Sep-2016 - The Hare & Hounds is a thriving entertainment venue and very much the community hub for Kings Heath.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment Pub finalists

30-Sep-2016 - All of the finalists for this year's Great British Pub Awards, Best Live Entertainment Pub category.

My Pub

My Pub: Sandford Park Alehouse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

30-Sep-2016 - Grant Cook, licensee of the Sandford Park Alehouse, talks about the transformation from nightclub to reigning CAMRA National Pub of the Year.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment finalist - Two Brewers, Clapham, London

30-Sep-2016 - The Two Brewers is a well-established gay bar that has been operating for 35 years, with 80% of customers regulars. 

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment finalist - Salsa!, Charing Cross, London

30-Sep-2016 - Well-known South American-inspired bar, restaurant and late-night venue Salsa! is located a stone’s throw from Leicester Square.

Great British Pub Awards, Best Live Entertainment Pub

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment finalist - The Oast House, Manchester

30-Sep-2016 - Originally opened as a quirky pop-up bar in 2012, the Oast House has morphed into a successful permanent drinking, dining and entertainment venue in vibrant Crown Square.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment finalist - Blues Bar, Harrogate

30-Sep-2016 - In a great location, two doors down from the famous Bettys tea rooms and overlooking a spacious green, the Blues Bar is part of a terrace.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment finalist - Chaplin's, Dorset

30-Sep-2016 - Chaplin’s extends back from it’s eye-catching façade into a quirky bar/dining area and down into an atmospheric cellar bar, and through to a very individual alfresco eating and drinking space,...

Halloween and Bonfire Night

Making the most of Halloween and Bonfire Night

29-Sep-2016 - It can be hard for operators to maintain their creative flair with new ideas every year for Halloween, and many tend to play it safe with similar themes from previous...