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Britvic to pass on cost of sugar levy to customers

24-Mar-2017 - Soft drinks giant Britvic, the manufacturer of products including Pepsi, will pass the cost of the sugar levy on to its customers, GB managing director Paul Graham has confirmed.

England, Ireland and Wales all in football action

24-Mar-2017 - International football, a much-anticipated boxing rematch and Premiership rugby are all a part of the best sport to show in the pub this weekend.

Fuller’s announces Chef of the Year finalists

24-Mar-2017 - London pub company Fuller’s has revealed this year's finalists for its in-house Chef of the Year competition.

World’s first ‘drip-free’ wine bottle unveiled by US scientist

24-Mar-2017 - The days of near-unavoidable tablecloth stains may be nearing their end, with a US scientist unveiling the world’s first drip-free wine bottle. 

Government supports amendment that protects pubs from change of use

24-Mar-2017 - The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the Government will support an amendment that will make it harder for big chains and developers to buy out individual...

Coffee shops to become ‘new local’ outnumbering pubs by 2030

24-Mar-2017 - Coffee shops are set to outnumber pubs by 2030 becoming “the new local”, according to a new report.

UKIP MEP furious over plans to demolish listed Dudley pub

24-Mar-2017 - UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge has accused developers NewRiver of “dirty tricks” after it lodged plans to demolish a Dudley pub.

Yorkshire’s ‘first gin bar’ to open next month

24-Mar-2017 - Inspired by the surge in popularity of gin, Yorkshire is set to receive its ‘first gin bar’ and distillery next month.

British women rate craft beer and ale as ‘tipple of choice’

24-Mar-2017 - Craft beer and ale is now the top tipple of choice among British women according to a survey conducted on behalf of Nicholson’s Pubs.

Meantime launches double IPA based on head brewer’s DNA

23-Mar-2017 - Asahi UK-owned craft brewer Meantime is launching a limited edition double IPA based on the DNA of its lead brewer.

Best of the pubs on the market

23-Mar-2017 - From Sussex to Somerset, here's our monthly roundup of the best pubs available.

Westminster attack: Fuller’s robust plan ‘sees pub safely evacuated’

23-Mar-2017 - A Fuller’s pub in Westminster implemented its “robust two-way communication plan” after the terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday afternoon (23 March).

Kent MP to quiz ministers over business rates concerns

23-Mar-2017 - The MP for Dover and Deal, Charlie Elphicke, said he would speak to ministers about the issue of soaring business rates after a group of publicans from his constituency wrote...

Low-calorie Skinny wine to roll out across M&B pubs

23-Mar-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) will introduce new wine brand The Skinny Fizz across a large segment of its pub estate next month.  

Mitchells & Butlers launches new steak brand

23-Mar-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers has unveiled its latest brand called Son of Steak, in Nottingham, this week (20 March).

Category update

Soft drinks are on the up

23-Mar-2017 - The soft drinks category has seen a rise in volume and value according to statistics from CGA Strategy.

Angry publicans contact MP over ‘out-of-date’ business rates

23-Mar-2017 - A group of publicans from Kent have written to their local MP in the hope “someone might listen” to their concerns about “out of date” business rates.

MP shines spotlight on pub development laws

23-Mar-2017 - Simon Danczuk MP has asked a Government minister to clarify the effect permitted development rights have had on pub closures.

Gallery: Fuller’s reopens the Half Moon, Herne Hill

22-Mar-2017 - London pubco Fuller’s reopened the Half Moon in Herne Hill this week after three years of closure. 

Pub success: Stepping up a gear

22-Mar-2017 - You’ve realised the dream and have the keys to your own pub. Now that you have your foot in the door, it’s time to think about how you can make...

Wild Beer Co smashes £1m crowdfunding target for new brewery

22-Mar-2017 - Somerset-based brewer Wild Beer Co has smashed its target to raise £1m via crowdfunding for a new brewery with days still to go until its fundraising campaign ends.

Vimto poised to make big push into pubs

22-Mar-2017 - Soft-drinks maker and distributor Nichols is set to make a bigger push of its brands, including Vimto and Feel Good, into the pub trade.

Michelin-starred Harwood Arms alumni to open Oxfordshire gastropub

22-Mar-2017 - David Holliday and Alex Sergeant both made their names managing Michelin-starred London pub the Harwood Arms before teaming up for their new venture, the Bottle & Glass, Oxfordshire, which opens...

Heineken says Tesco cull has ‘no impact’ for on-trade business

22-Mar-2017 - Heineken has reassured the pub sector that despite Tesco slashing its range of the brand’s products in half it will have “no impact” for its on-trade business.

‘Ask for Angela’ safety scheme rolls out in London pubs

22-Mar-2017 - The ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign, which gives people a discreet way to ask pub staff for help if they feel threatened, will begin in London today (22 March).

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