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Pub success: Starting out

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 about the trade before starting out and what challenges lie ahead for first-time operators?

Pursue your goal: Don't give up your vision of what you really want

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...

Water

Five things to know about the new water regulations

23-Nov-2016 - In April 2017 , water supply is set to become a competitive retail market, like the gas and electricity markets. We spoke to independent water consultancy Waterscan to find out what...

Property

How I plan to restore my local to its former glories

23-Nov-2016 - In despair at seeing the downward spiral of the pub in the village where he grew up - the White Lion, in Rempton, Nottinghamshire - Russell Pytches and three other...

Christmas

Subtle? Glamorous? How to do Christmas lighting in pubs

04-Nov-2016 - Christmas decorations are a must in pubs, but the finished look can vary enormously. While that is the case with the two licensees interviewed here, what they do have in...

Greene King

Greene King to offer discounted services for licensees

27-Oct-2016 - Pub company Greene King has launched a 'toolkit' to help licensees save money on various services relating to the day-to-day running of the pub.

Bar talker

Licensees discuss the importance of music in pubs

27-Oct-2016 - Following research that nearly 80% of people have left a pub or a café early because of the level of noise in the venue, licensees discuss the benefits and perils of...

Interior design

The tips of award-winning pub designers

25-Oct-2016 - These three recently-opened venues have been crowned the best in the country at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. We asked the designers for the secrets about their successful pub...

Pensions

A step-by-step guide to setting up a workplace pension

21-Oct-2016 - All employers – regardless of size – will soon need to set up a pension scheme for staff. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process of auto-enrolment and putting a...

Business rates

Q&A on the 2017 business rates revaluation

13-Oct-2016 - With the dust settling on the announcement of provisional business rates for 2017 onwards, we take a look at the essential questions ahead of the new rates being introduced in April...

Bar & Pub Show 2016

Bar & Pub Show 2016 in pictures

10-Oct-2016 - After the first Bar & Pub Show was showcased last week (Monday 3 October- Wednesday 5 October), The Morning Advertiser looks over some highlights of the event.

Design

Making your beer garden a winter wonderland

07-Oct-2016 - Since the smoking ban almost a decade ago, beer gardens often seem like an afterthought. The result is they are well populated in summer but, can be a depressing loss...

Bar and Pub Show 2016

Up-to-date online bookings systems 'can boost pub profits'

05-Oct-2016 - DesignMyNight co-founder, Nick Telson, urged pubs to brush up their online booking systems to gain more revenue and customer loyalty. 

MA Property

How to avoid a dilapidations disaster

22-Sep-2016 - A dilapidations bill can be a crippling expense at the end of a tenancy. Can that expense be avoided by something as simple as keeping the pub in a good...

Hygiene and Compliance

Clean up your act: why operators must prioritise food safety and compliance

20-Sep-2016 - With offenders now facing heavier fines and prison terms, The Morning Advertiser looks at some of the key compliance issues and solutions 

OPINION

TripAdvisor: who gives a hoot?

14-Sep-2016 - TripAdvisor: love it or hate it, if you work in hospitality, you’ve got an opinion. And the chances are it's a strong one.

Recruitment

How to win the recruitment war

08-Sep-2016 - Music festivals, YouTube videos, Snapchat clips and celebrity endorsements could all be weapons in the pub sector’s armoury as it fights the war for talent.

Water

How to prepare for the change in water law

02-Sep-2016 - There’s water, water everywhere in the pub, used for nigh on everything. At the same time, it’s something that’s not usually much thought about. It’s taken for granted that H2O...

Learning from Mistakes

How I Learnt from My Mistakes

25-Aug-2016 - It’s never easy to admit you’ve made a mistake, but while people do feel stigmatised, fear of failure can often lead deeper ramifications. Here is some advice on why mistakes...

Professional services

Never mind the paperwork, here's the way to get back to running the pub

25-Aug-2016 - As a pub owner, you want to get on with what you do best... running your pub. You don’t want to worry about paperwork and licensing laws, or struggling to...

My Pub

My Pub: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown, Cornwall

24-Aug-2016 - After winning Licensee of the Year at the 2016 British Institute of Innkeeping Awards, Rob and Lucy Brewer discuss the secret to their success and how far they’ve come since...