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New study reveals 'ongoing importance of pubs' to the UK

More than half of all pubgoers champion their local pub as the place for food and drink, with one in five visiting between once and three times a week, a study has found.

Pubs key to UK life: new survey states the pub’s role as a vital community hub is 'secure'

Special feature: The lessons of Upton Park

20-Jul-2017 - East End pubs around the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, lived and died by their claret and blue credentials, so it’s little wonder a year after West Ham upped sticks...

Huddersfield pub aims to take JD Wetherspoon’s ‘biggest UK pub’ title

20-Jul-2017 - A new pub in Huddersfield believes it can beat JD Wetherspoon’s claim to have the biggest boozer in the UK.

BBPA releases latest operating cost guide for pubs

11-Jul-2017 - Operating costs for tied pubs accounted for between 33% and 40% of total turnover last year, according to the British Beer and Pub Association's (BBPA) latest edition of its operating cost...

50th co-operative pub opens in Theresa May’s constituency

07-Jul-2017 - A local in Prime Minister Theresa May’s constituency has become the 50th co-operative pub in the UK after residents rallied together to save the community site.

Pug Pubs puts expansion plans on hold

05-Jul-2017 - Pug Pubs, the three-strong pub chain, has put plans for rapid expansion on the backburner to focus on its current operation.

Publican responds to complaints over 'sexist' art work

28-Jun-2017 - Little did he realise how true it was when new licensee Mike Hales wrote on his website ‘It’s all going on at The Top Lock.’

Action group 'on the verge' of regaining pub

27-Jun-2017 - Villagers may be on the verge of getting their pub back after a 14-year battle involving a brewery, their local MP, a five-day public enquiry and council planning officers.

The Big Interview: Craft Union's Frazer Grimbleby

26-Jun-2017 - At the time the smoking ban came into force, many suggested it was the final nail in the coffin of the traditional wet-led pub. But 10 years on, a new...

Seven things pubs can do to attract elusive Generation Z

21-Jun-2017 - The latest challenge for pub owners is attracting Generation Z, people aged 18 to 24, who are addicted to technology and their phones.

A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade

19-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban became a fact in England on 1 July 2007 with an unprecedented impact for pubs. But how has the trade changed in the past 10 years since...

‘Pre-election jitters’ partly responsible for dip in managed pub trade

19-Jun-2017 - Britain’s managed pub operators saw a 0.7% dip in like-for-like sales in May compared to the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business...

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%.

My Pub: The Anchor at Walberswick

14-Jun-2017 - The Anchor at Walberswick sits in an idyllic spot overlooking Suffolk’s coastal marshlands; its expansive gardens rolling down to the beach. Yet it wasn’t until Mark and Sophie Dorber took...

CMA finds Heineken-Punch deal ‘reduces competition in 33 areas’

13-Jun-2017 - Heineken’s proposed acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs “could reduce competition in 33 areas across Britain”, according to an initial investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Managed drink-led pubs achieve ‘striking’ 8.7% growth

12-Jun-2017 - Rising business costs and difficult trading conditions have put the brakes on overall pub openings in the UK, but managed drinks-led community pubs and branded pubs have bucked the trend...

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

12-Jun-2017 - Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed...

New faces at NWTC and Loungers

09-Jun-2017 - New World Trading Company (NWTC) and Loungers reshuffle senior staff to boost growth.

Hospitality wages '62p higher than national living wage'

07-Jun-2017 - The hospitality industry’s average hourly pay of workers outstrips the national living wage (NLW) by 62p, a global software provider for the leisure and hospitality industries has claimed.

My Pub: The Sheffield Tap

07-Jun-2017 - When licensee Jamie Hawksworth found a derelict Edwardian building on platform 1b of Sheffield railway station, he saw potential beneath the boarded-up windows and damage. But he says the journey...

ALMR hires former Heineken sales director as chief operating officer

05-Jun-2017 - Rupert Culme-Seymour has been appointed as the chief operating officer at the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) to oversee the association’s commercial and membership growth and events management.

Be At One appoints head of marketing to drive innovation

05-Jun-2017 - Sophie Evans has been appointed head of marketing at cocktail bar operator Be At One.

Head chef to open Ei gastropub after £200,000 investment

02-Jun-2017 - An established head chef with 35 years’ experience has teamed up with Ei Publican Partnerships to open his first pub following a joint investment of £200,000.

Goose Island president reveals plans to perfect pub models in UK

02-Jun-2017 - Ken Stout, president of Goose Island, has told MCA that the brand’s first European pub – in Balham – has highlighted differences in beer tastes across the pond.

Leeds publican bans smoking in beer garden to get ahead

02-Jun-2017 - A publican from Leeds banned smoking in his beer garden because he can see it “becoming a lot more common in the next couple of years”.

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