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Molson Coors: ‘a responsibility to support pubs’

Beer distributor and brewer Molson Coors has promised to uphold its support to help save the 'Great' British pub after launching a new campaign last week.

Save the pub: Martyn Cozens on Molson Coors' campaign

My Pub: The Doctor's Orders, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

20-Mar-2017 - Licensee Matt Steer has been in the pub business long enough to know what it takes to succeed. And in Sheffield, labelled ‘the real ale capital of the world’, the...

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.

Pub success: Starting out

09-Mar-2017 - Owning a pub is the aspirational dream for a significant minority of people who regularly soak up the atmosphere in a pub. But just what do you need to know...

Blaze a trail: the pros and cons of being part of a pub crawl

07-Mar-2017 - A pub crawl may not be the best thing to happen at your business if you are worried about infringing licensing guidelines, but don’t dismiss the idea because a variation...


LTC bursaries: A different school of thought

03-Mar-2017 - Did you know the Licensed Trade Charity provides educational sponsorship opportunities to families of people who work in the drinks trade? One of the objectives of the charity is to...


Look to Dubai for inspiration says brand expert

28-Feb-2017 - Operators need to look further afield than the UK, creative expert and founder of Keane Brands Aidan Keane told delegates at The Morning Advertiser’s MA500 event in Birmingham earlier this...

Marketing expert helps save 267-year-old pub

28-Feb-2017 - A village collective led by local marketing professional Lucy Boyes has saved a 267-year-old pub in Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire, after developers proposed turning the building into housing.

Charity gallery: heroic operators doing their bit for good causes

17-Feb-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at what those in the trade have been up to in order to raise funds to charity.

Carling offers pubs up to £30k support in Premier League tie-up

10-Feb-2017 - Carling is offering licensees ‘Bottoms Up’ pint dispensers, access to 4K HD coverage of football matches and discounts for Sky TV as part of a Premier League partnership promotion.

Disney pub crawl pairs drinking and dressing up

10-Feb-2017 - Glasgow's pub scene will be awash with Disney fans who will dress up as their favourite fairytale characters for a magical pub crawl in March.

TV weatherman legend backs Fuller's free pints giveaway

06-Feb-2017 - Fuller's has signed former weatherman Michael Fish as the face of a new campaign that promises to give punters a free pint of London Pride whenever it rains in the...

Heroic operators doing their bit for charity

24-Jan-2017 - Gallant pub companies, licensees and brewers have raised money for charities close to their hearts.

Pubs cashing in on Trump inauguration

19-Jan-2017 - Pubs are gearing up to hold Donald Trump-inspired parties ahead of the president-elect’s imminent inauguration on Friday (20 January).

Why Dry January is no longer a period of doom and gloom

19-Jan-2017 - The emptiness of a pub in January after a hectic Christmas can strike fear into the heart of any licensee but perhaps this month has the potential to be as...

Hunt for new CEO at The Portman Group continues

18-Jan-2017 - Recruitment is ongoing for the new chief executive of The Portman Group, following the departure of Henry Ashworth.

Bar staff insider: manners have gone out of the window

17-Jan-2017 - Why is it that usually nice, genial, friendly people turn into the devil’s spawn once they have a few drinks inside them? By day, they are pleasant, easy-going, lovely people....

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin celebrates triple-digit growth for third time

13-Jan-2017 - Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin has achieved a 100% increase in sales since last year, meaning the company has accomplished a triple digit growth for the third year in a row. 

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. 

All-day trading

How pubs are changing to widen their appeal

11-Jan-2017 - With consumers turning away in droves from traditional pub offers at traditional times, it is little wonder that the UK’s pub closure rate still stands at around 21 casualties a...


Christmas trading boom for pubs

09-Jan-2017 - Christmas trading was above expectations for pubs last year with many, reporting sales had increased significantly compared to the same period in 2015.

My Pub

My Pub: GBPA Winner The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex

04-Jan-2017 - Set in the heart of East Sussex, the Bull has come a long way in the past 14 years. Now crowned Great British Pub of the Year 2016, this historic pub is, according...


Heineken campaign to reinforce pubs' community role

22-Dec-2016 - Heineken has joined forces with a national poetry champion to shine a light on the important role pubs play in building community spirit. 


Camerons brewery launches Motörhead beer collaboration

20-Dec-2016 - Camerons brewery has launched a new beer, Röad Crew, as part of a collaboration with heavy metal band Motörhead

Historic Pub

Historic pub named among 21 'most fascinating' places to visit in England

20-Dec-2016 - A Grade II-listed pub is among 21 of the ‘most fascinating’ places to visit in country, according to a Historic England guide.