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Look to Dubai for inspiration says brand expert

28-Feb-2017 - Operators need to look further afield than the UK, creative expert and founder of Keane Brands Aidan Keane told delegates at The Morning Advertiser’s MA500 event in Birmingham earlier this...

Bravo Inns takes estate up to 40 sites

28-Feb-2017 - Bravo Inns has taken on two town centre pubs, bringing its total number of sites up to 40.

Seafood Pub Company acquires first Yorkshire site

28-Feb-2017 - Award-winning group Seafood Pub Company has announced the purchase of its first site in Yorkshire.

There’s A Beer For That launches interactive initiative #dinewithbeer

28-Feb-2017 - Licensees are being urged to help consumers pair food and beer through social media by posting photos of their favourite pairings using #dinewithbeer.

'No post-Brexit cliff edge' for pub trade

28-Feb-2017 - Brexit discussions with the Government are progressing well, Kate Nicholls of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has revealed.

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Cask ale essentials

28-Feb-2017 - Looking to make more from the cask-ale market? Here are a few of the best brands around that can pep up the offer in even the most successful of outlets.

Dark Star to open fifth site

28-Feb-2017 - Brewer and pub operator Dark Star Brewing Co will open its fifth site in Crawley, West Sussex.

Marketing expert helps save 267-year-old pub

28-Feb-2017 - A village collective led by local marketing professional Lucy Boyes has saved a 267-year-old pub in Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire, after developers proposed turning the building into housing.

Ex-Potting Shed and Rectory couple set up Welsh food pub

27-Feb-2017 - The couple behind famous Cotswolds pub and boutique hotel the Potting Shed and the Rectory have set about transforming a Welsh village pub into a food destination.

Business rates revaluation: furore over rises

27-Feb-2017 - With pubs facing a perfect storm of rising costs, the prospect of unprecedented hikes in rates bills has released a wave of resentment among licensees, some of whom are fearful...

Fuller's head brewer: reimagining London pride for a new generation

27-Feb-2017 - Traversing the bearded throng of last week’s Craft Beer Rising festival in London, you’d be forgiven for thinking the UK’s big brewers had sat this one out. ...

Licensees 'holding off taking any action' over rates uncertainty

27-Feb-2017 - Confusion over whether pubs will be entitled to transitional business rates relief has meant that licensees do not know what action to take from April.

Number of pubs showing illegal Sky continues to decline

27-Feb-2017 - The number of pubs showing Sky illegally is decreasing, the broadcaster’s head of commercial piracy has confirmed.

Ground-breaking move means Cheltenham late-night levy will be canned

27-Feb-2017 - Cheltenham Borough Council has decided to scrap its late-night levy in favour of a business improvement district (BID), a decision that is the first of its kind.

CAMRA reformist trio up for election to its national executive

27-Feb-2017 - In a bid to push through radical reforms within the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), three former members of the Revitalisation Project are standing for election to the organisation's national...

New pub entries on Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies list

27-Feb-2017 - Pub employers have made a strong showing in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For 2017 list, with several new entries from the industry.

Irish craft brewery Brú eyes UK pub estate

27-Feb-2017 - Republic of Ireland craft beer brewery Brú plans to launch a UK pub estate this year, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has learned. 

Huge fine over illegal Sky Sports for ex-licensee of Birmingham pub

27-Feb-2017 - The ex-licensee of a pub on the doorstep of Aston Villa’s ground, Villa Park, has been fined almost £50,000 for showing sport illegally.

Full-time Fletch on Claudio Ranieri’s sacking from Leicester

27-Feb-2017 - Leicester’s decision to sack title-winning manager Caludio Ranieri is absolutely appalling yet sadly symptomatic of the modern game.

Brooklyn Brewery to launch limited edition sour beer

27-Feb-2017 - Brooklyn Brewery is set to launch its sour beer, Bel Air Sour, across the UK.

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Camden Town boss on criticism, investment and innovation

27-Feb-2017 - Camden Town Brewery faced criticism of ‘selling out’ when it agreed to a takeover by AB InBev in 2015, but founder Jasper Cuppaidge reveals the brewery always had plans to...

Bud Light launches in the UK

24-Feb-2017 - AB InBev has announced the launch of Bud Light to the UK in response to "growing demand".

Pubs code adjudicator in plea for ‘constructive discussion’

24-Feb-2017 - Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has urged critics of his office to “put hostility aside” and meet with him for “a constructive discussion”. 

Gin exports will hit £500m this summer

24-Feb-2017 - Overseas sales of British gin were worth almost half a billion pounds last year and the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has predicted exports of the tipple will hit...

First football silverware of the season to be settled

24-Feb-2017 - The EFL Cup final takes place on Sunday afternoon, and this weekend will also see the return of the RBS 6 Nations to pub screens.

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