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Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Cider Bar/Pub

Next up in our previews of each of the 100+ finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards is the Best Cider Bar/Pub category.

Great British pub awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park Lane on 7 Setpember

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Beer Bar/Pub

26-Jul-2017 - It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Yes, it’s that time of year again, when judges close in on the category winners in The John Smith’s Great British...

NWTC to launch new brand of pub in Birmingham

13-Jul-2017 - The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has announced it will be launching an all-new brand of pub, and its second Birmingham site, next month.

My Pub: GBPA sports pub winner 2016, Famous Three Kings

10-Jul-2017 - You can leave the sports pub management stereotypes at the door when you walk into award-winning Stonegate pub Famous Three Kings. General manager Paul Eastwood talks about the pub that...

Rare 250-year-old receipt unearths 'great coaching inn days'

30-Jun-2017 - The discovery of a rare 18th-century receipt from the oldest pub in Stafford includes the purchase of two breakfasts, supper, stables and pints of ale – totalling around 60p in...

Pub awarded zoo licence after two and a half year wait

28-Jun-2017 - A pub in Kent has finally been given the go ahead to open a fully-fledged zoo in its grounds after a two-and-a-half-year licensing battle.

PRS licence reminder following pub ban

27-Jun-2017 - Operators are being warned to ensure they are fully licensed to play music in venues after one licensee was hit with a bill for £3,200 and banned from playing music.

Sky price rise limited to 5% to account for spiralling business rates

16-Jun-2017 - Sky has revealed that it is to increase prices from 1 August 2017, but promised that no pub would see an increase of more than 5%.

Publican breaks Guinness World Record for pool marathon

06-Jun-2017 - A publican from South Devon has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest ever pool marathon, clocking up more than 100 hours of continuous play in four days.

Pub profits from fruit machines ‘in long-term decline’

01-Jun-2017 - Takings from fruit machines has fallen by an estimated £600m over the past decade, with average weekly income decreasing 25% since 2007, an auditing company has revealed.

What the Millennials say about pubs

18-May-2017 - Drinks offers, atmosphere, ‘shareability’ and the entertainment available in the pub play a big part in where Millennials choose to spend time in the on-trade.

Pub joins 40 community cinemas in northern England

02-May-2017 - The Wrygrath Inn has joined the ranks of 40 community cinemas in the north of England, supported by Cine North, a subsidiary of the British Film Institute based at the...

Nine things you didn’t know about historic London pubs

21-Apr-2017 - London’s pubs have played a part in the love affairs of Charles II, been the base for the 'great train robbers' to hatch their plans and were even used to...

Reasons behind Manchester’s oldest pubs' names revealed in study

12-Apr-2017 - A study into the names and folk stories of Manchester’s oldest pubs, such as the Peveril Of The Peak, the Britons Protection and Lass O’Gowrie, has led to a University...

The Grand National: Legal advice on sweepstakes in pubs

07-Apr-2017 - As pubs prepare to welcome Grand National punters, on-trade legal specialists Poppleston Allen have listed everything you need to know about sweepstakes and gambling in a pub.

How pubgoers influence Sky Sports Premier League TV pundits

04-Apr-2017 - Sky Sports presenters have revealed their end of season Premier League predictions, unmissable matches, and why the pub is one of “the best” places to watch football.

MPs invited to join Community Pubs Month celebrations

03-Apr-2017 - All MPs have been invited to a community pub in north London as CAMRA’s Community Pubs Month kicks off.

‘Lickable’ menus, hippo petting zoos and job-stealing dogs: the best April Fools gags

03-Apr-2017 - From some questionable menu innovation by Flaming Grill to horseplay from Robinson’s Brewery, it’s clear the pub trade was feeling silly this weekend. Here’s our round up of the best...

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

15-Mar-2017 - 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.

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).

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