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First speakers confirmed for Managed Pub Conference

An icon of craft beer, a Generation Z expert and the CEO of Revolution Bars Group have all been announced as speakers at the upcoming Managed Pub Conference.

All change: The conference will analyse changing consumer behaviour

Redcomb to open pop-up site on ‘floating park’

22-May-2017 - A pop-up site from Redcomb Pubs will open at London’s ‘Floating Pocket Park’ on the Paddington Basin section of the Grand Union Canal this summer.

‘Smallest rooftop pub in UK’ opens in London

19-May-2017 - Department store John Lewis claims it opened Britain’s smallest rooftop pub last week capturing “all the charm of a favourite watering hole” whilst boasting panoramic views of London.

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.

Will licensee optimism continue to rise?

17-May-2017 - In the Pub Market Report conducted by MCA Insight and the MA last year, the key finding was that licensees were increasingly positive about trading.

Support for campaign offering free pints for voter registration ‘snowballs’

12-May-2017 - A Bristol-based scheme to offer free pints to people who register to vote ahead of the general election on 8 June has gained support from pubs across the UK with...

Star invests £3m to boost pub garden trade at 99 sites

11-May-2017 - Star Pubs & Bars says it will invest up to £3m in gardens at almost 100 of its sites during 2017.

Strong April sales help managed pubs outperform restaurants

11-May-2017 - Managed pub operators saw a 6.1% jump in like-for-like sales last month, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

My Pub: The Doctor's Orders, Sheffield

09-May-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...

My Pub: The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston

09-May-2017 - Julie and Patrick Beaume’s Lancashire pub the Cartford Inn was named Best Inn at 2016’s Great British Pub Awards, ahead of celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The couple discuss...

Is social media ruining the UK's pub culture?

08-May-2017 - Millennials are drinking less than any other age group and licensees have put the blame on social media, but is this really the case?

Growth in third party delivery for pubs ‘pulls spend from grocery sector’

05-May-2017 - Third party delivery is a growing opportunity for operators to add real growth to the business, delegates to the ALMR’s 25th anniversary Spring Conference were told.

Pubs face ‘unprecedented headwinds’, says chair of Mitchells & Butlers

05-May-2017 - The pub and bar industry is facing unprecedented headwinds and will have to work hard to overcome them, a leading operator told delegates at the ALMR’s 25th anniversary Spring Conference....

Oakman Inns launches £2.5m crowdfunding programme

05-May-2017 - Oakman Inns is seeking to raise £2.5m through crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd to fund the total renovation of its newly acquired Royal Foresters pub site in Berkshire.

Kellie Maloney opens Kent pub

03-May-2017 - Prominent boxing promoter and reality TV star Kellie Maloney is set to open a Kent pub after completing a £250,000 renovation of the site.

What pubs think of TripAdvisor as platform grows ever larger

03-May-2017 - Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the power of TripAdvisor. The site recently hit the impressive milestone of 500 million comments last month and data released by the...

London’s 'first community pub' in the black

03-May-2017 - A site believed to be the first community pub in London, the Ivy House in Nunhead, is turning a profit for the first time since it came under community ownership.

Easter weekend 'disappointing' for pub dining sales

28-Apr-2017 - Pub sales over Easter held up relatively well compared to last year despite a 1% dip in sales, according to figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub Spy reviews ‘damaging’ pub business, says petition

27-Apr-2017 - A petition, allegedly set up by Brighton publicans, is claiming that a local paper’s review column is damaging pub trade in the city because it has become more interested in...

New Ei Publican Partnerships campaign set to giveaway 15,000 free pints

18-Apr-2017 - Ei Publican Partnerships is launching a national “Pub Fortnight” campaign, supported by Heineken and VisitEngland, which will “drive footfall” and see a giveaway of thousands of pints this summer.

Pub slams ‘unscrupulous untruths’ in TripAdvisor review

18-Apr-2017 - A pub has slammed one customer’s review on TripAdvisor, which criticised its staff, toilets and interior design, calling their comments ‘unscrupulous untruths’.

Outdoor ordering: Time for licensees to think about their gardens

13-Apr-2017 - The days are getting longer, the barometer’s rising and the temperature is on the up. Summer’s on its way and it’s time for licensees with gardens to think about maximising...

Trade predicted to take £280m in bank card spend over Easter

12-Apr-2017 - As Brits head out for long lunches and trips this Easter weekend, pubs across the UK are predicted to benefit, with the hospitality sector set to rake in more than...

People visiting pubs increases 12.5% on past year

12-Apr-2017 - People visiting the pub rose 12.5% year on year to March 2017, the latest data from Barclaycard has shown.

Pub football tournament offers sport and site makeover prizes

12-Apr-2017 - BT has launched a pub football tournament that is open to anyone over the age of 18 who wants to represent their local pub or any licensees who want to...