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The Alchemist has stopped offering plastic straws

A bar and restaurant chain is attempting to ditch straws in a bid to help save the environment.

Environmental impact: the Alchemist is to stop offering plastic straws

CVS calls for Government to publish rates relief payment schedule for pubs

24-Jul-2017 - The Government should publish a timetable on when pubs will get £25m worth of rates relief, a leading business rates and rents specialist firm has said.

Card payment surcharges to be outlawed

19-Jul-2017 - Pubs and other businesses will be banned from charging customers extra for paying by debit or credit card from January next year.

People 1st launches network to help pubs boost performance

18-Jul-2017 - A free-to-join virtual network where businesses can discuss key hospitality and tourism themes has been launched by management advice group People 1st.

Cornish pub serves up community allotments

18-Jul-2017 - High-end restaurants often boast of serving produce grown in their own kitchen garden but now a Cornish pub is going one better. 

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...

M&A activity in next few years depends on 'realistic sellers'

23-Jun-2017 - M&A activity in the pub sector is still likely over the next two years, although sellers must ensure they have realistic expectations, according to Sapient Corporate Finance founder, Peter Hansen....

BBPA calls for robust transitional arrangements as Brexit talks begin

21-Jun-2017 - As Brexit talks began this week, The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has set out its stance on what are expected to be two years of complicated and difficult...

Warning after pub’s garden furniture ‘explodes’ in heatwave

20-Jun-2017 - An Essex operator has warned others in the trade to be aware of “exploding” garden furniture during the UK’s heatwave.

London Bridge pubs to receive 'discretionary' rates relief

20-Jun-2017 - Pubs affected by the police cordon that closed a large area of London Bridge and Borough Market following the terror attack on 3 June are being offered business rates relief...

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%.

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...

Free BII membership for Butcombe tenants

08-Jun-2017 - Butcombe Brewery has announced it is automatically enrolling its tenants into the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), for free.

App helps Carlsberg uncover thinking behind drinks decisions

02-Jun-2017 - The mystery of how and why customers choose what they want to drink in the pub is being researched by Carlsberg UK using a smartphone app called Pickles.

Unique line cleaning partnership launched

25-May-2017 - Vianet has partnered with FullClear to provide what it says is a first-of-its-kind beer line cleaning service.

Paper £5 notes no longer legal tender

05-May-2017 - The paper £5 notes, featuring Elizabeth Fry on the back, will cease to be legal tender from midnight tonight (Friday 5 May). The Morning Advertiser looks at what you need to know.

7 day beer line cleaning rule ‘not strictly true’

12-Apr-2017 - Cleaning beer lines every seven days is not necessarily the tell of good hygiene, on-trade cellar sanitisation firm Avani has claimed after a report outed the ‘dirtiest’ beer in Britain.

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...

Pub success: Going multiple

03-Apr-2017 - You’ve squeezed everything you can out of your site and are now ready to move on up and run a second site. What challenges await you on the journey to...

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...

New Greene King kits to cut beer cooling energy by half

08-Mar-2017 - Greene King is rolling out new cellar kits with the aim of cutting the energy used by its beer cooling systems by 50%. 

Becoming a master of cellars

07-Feb-2017 - You might have a great reputation for live sport, you might have a super chef who can knock spots off your opposition and you might have one of the best...

BBPA urges pubs to capitalise on new water laws

25-Jan-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for pubs to make the most of the new competitive market for water and not let the changes wash over licensees.

Beer

Bellfield brewery signs deal with Bidvest Foodservice

09-Dec-2016 - Bellfield brewery is set to supply its gluten-free beer all over the UK after signing a contract with food supplier Bidvest Foodservice on Wednesday 7 December. 

Technology

Technology: Why up-to-date EPoS systems can benefit your pub

29-Nov-2016 - It may seem a big ask for pub and bar operators to keep up with the pace of technological improvements and developments when it comes to EPoS systems, but the...

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