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Interior Design

Top pub interior design trends for 2017

There’s been a design revolution in the restaurant and hotel sectors, with many reinventing themselves in ever-more stylish and innovative ways. Could 2017 be the year that pubs follow suit?

What key trends will dominate the pub industry this year?
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.  

Beer

Wimbledon brewery hosts new monthly comedy club

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

Beer

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...

Christmas

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.

Entertainment

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. 

government

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.

Halloween

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.

Halloween

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...

Christmas 2016

Planning for a Festive Fillip: How operators can make the most of Christmas

19-Sep-2016 - People on both sides of the bar may still be enjoying the late summer sun, but for those behind the jumps, Christmas is fast approaching and with it the need...

TV Show

Channel 5 show stars employees from the Withy Arms Group

06-Sep-2016 - An email received out of the blue has landed one licensee and his team a starring role in a Channel 5 documentary.

Events

Enterprise Inns pub celebrates 150 years

24-Aug-2016 - A family-run Warwickshire pub is celebrating its 150th birthday with a day-long event on Saturday 3 September, two days after its official anniversary.

Premium Pubs

Stand Out from the Crowd: How pubs can deliver a premium experience to customers

23-Aug-2016 - The lengthy shadows of global financial meltdown and austerity seem to fly in the face of prevailing trends in hospitality, where the products and service on offer have steadily improved...