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Mystery surrounds identity of blogger opposed to Heineken/Punch Taverns takeover

31-Jan-2017 - The industry has raised questions over the identity of a person behind a blog that is campaigning against Heineken’s proposed takeover of Punch Taverns. 

Cut your pub a slice of the profit with pie

31-Jan-2017 - More and more people are choosing to eat out rather than at home and, with a growing demand for increasing informality when doing so, pubs are ideally placed to cash...

BBPA releases guidance for pubs on catering for customers with access needs

31-Jan-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has published updated guidance in a bid to help licensees ensure their pubs are welcoming to customers with access needs.

Top 50 Gastropubs winner feels 'absolutely bloody amazing'

31-Jan-2017 - The chef and owner of the Star Inn, Harome, has told of his joy at coming top of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs.

TV's Matt Tebbutt: hosting Top 50 Gastropubs is great honour

31-Jan-2017 - Food Unwrapped and Saturday Morning Kitchen star Matt Tebbutt called unveiling and presenting the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list awards a great honour.

The best of the Top 50 Gastropubs social media action

31-Jan-2017 - Guests at yesterday's prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards took to social media to celebrate their wins, praise other operators and share their experiences of the day. We take...

Thwaites freezes beer prices to tenants

30-Jan-2017 - Thwaites has revealed it is to freeze its own beer prices to its tenants this year.

Top 50 Gastropubs 2017: Yorkshire pub steals the top spot

30-Jan-2017 - Yorkshire pub the Star Inn, Harome, has been named the best gastropub in the country at this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

Industry welcomes second phase of the local alcohol action areas

30-Jan-2017 - The industry has welcomed the second phase of the local alcohol action areas (LAAAs) programme aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm, crime and disorder, which the Home Office said costs England...

Pub restaurants increased prices for festive menus

30-Jan-2017 - Pub restaurants offered a wider range of Christmas meal options for consumers and increased prices for the 2016 festive season, new research from The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has revealed....

Pub company finalists unveiled for Retailers' Retailer awards

30-Jan-2017 - Stonegate and the New World Trading Company are among the finalists for this year’s prestigious Retailers’ Retailer of the Year as compiled by The Morning Advertiser's sister title MCA. ...

New head brewer for Fuller’s

30-Jan-2017 - Fuller’s has announced that Georgina Young has been promoted to head brewer with John Keeling moving to a more ambassadorial role.

Conviviality ahead of schedule on Matthew Clark and Bibendum integration

30-Jan-2017 - Drinks retailer Conviviality has said it is ahead of schedule on the integration of Matthew Clark and Bibendum.

Full-time fletch on managerial pressure

29-Jan-2017 - None of the top six managers have been in a situation as competitive as they are now and that is why they are starting to show the signs of pressure.

My pub: The Hare, Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

27-Jan-2017 - Sue Gray (now Hawkins) shot to pub industry fame – and fortune - with her second pub, Bar Humbug. She continues to rescue failing pubs and develop them into thriving...

Booker boss claims there are no plans for job losses following Tesco merge

27-Jan-2017 - Booker CEO Charles Wilson has stated that following the wholesaler’s merge with supermarket giant Tesco, there are no plans for job cuts.

Licensee wins planning case against NewRiver Retail

27-Jan-2017 - A pub in Leek was celebrating after quashing its owners’ plans to build two residential houses in the car park. 

MPs call for update to Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy

27-Jan-2017 - MPs are set to debate whether the Government should consider an update to the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy 2012.

Inside Fuller's Ale & Pie pubs

27-Jan-2017 - Pies and pubs go together like a horse and carriage, so it should have come as no surprise that London brewer and pubco Fuller’s would make the most of the...

FA Cup 4th round takes centre stage

27-Jan-2017 - Find out what potential shocks and top sporting action can be shown in the pub this weekend.

Scrapping gaming machine fee ‘would save pubs £500,000’

27-Jan-2017 - Business in Licensing (BIL) and the Gambling Business Group (GBG) have joined forces in a bid to remove the fee pubs have to pay to inform licensing authorities if they...

Gap in the market for no-booze pub, claims pop-up bar owner

27-Jan-2017 - Alcohol-free pop-up bar owner Jamie Walker has said there is a gap in the market for a booze-free pub.

Booker merges with Tesco in £3.7bn deal

27-Jan-2017 - Booker and supermarket giant Tesco have announced they have agreed terms to merge in a huge £3.7bn deal.

Punch pumps funds into Liverpool pubs

27-Jan-2017 - Punch has announced plans to capitalise on an "exciting time for the city" of Liverpool by investing £450,000 in two of its city centre pubs.

New World Trading Company to launch new concept

27-Jan-2017 - New World Trading Company (NWTC) is to launch a new concept in Birmingham this year. 

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