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Top beer and cider launches of 2017

31-Mar-2017 - Beer and cider producers are taking advantage of healthy on-trade sales and have already launched dozens of new products this year; here we look at just a few of the...

Star Pubs & Bars licensees back Punch takeover

31-Mar-2017 - Heineken’s proposal to take over 1,900 Punch pubs received a morale boost as licensees from its tenanted-arm Star Pubs & Bars voiced support for the deal.

EU migrant report could be used as ‘bargaining chip’ for pub trade

31-Mar-2017 - A British Hospitality Association (BHA) report on EU migrant employees published this week can help “strengthen our bargaining chip” in discussions with the Government, according to trade bodies.

Great Repeal Bill an ‘opportunity to help pub industry on taxes’

31-Mar-2017 - The Great Repeal Bill White Paper offers an opportunity to boost the pub sector with changes to beer tax, alcohol by volume (ABV), VAT, and to “reduce EU red tape”,...

Why the apple is back on top for cider

31-Mar-2017 - Cider makers are convinced the apple is back and more drinkers will be enjoying the original ingredient with a more artisanal approach in the upcoming months and years. But there’s...

North Brewing Co unveils new sour beer

31-Mar-2017 - The Best Brewing Pub Company winner at this year's Publican Awards – North Brewing Co – has revealed a new sour beer, among a flurry of other launches.

Foodservice price inflation ‘particularly unwelcome for pubs’ says CGA

31-Mar-2017 - Foodservice price inflation rose again in February – to 3.7% – with further rises likely in the next few months, something that will be “particularly unwelcome in the pub sector”, the latest...

BrewDog targets 20% food sales

31-Mar-2017 - BrewDog bars' managing director David McDowall will aim to achieve 20% food sales across the pubco's and brewer's estate.

Westons launches Rosie’s Pig Rusted Wheel cherry cloudy cider

31-Mar-2017 - Westons has expanded its portfolio with a new cherry-flavoured cloudy cider – Rosie’s Pig Rusted Wheel.

In association with Diageo

5 twists on the classic gin and tonic

30-Mar-2017 - Look at these five twists on the classic gin and tonic, perfect for summer cocktail menus, which can add a touch of excitement to your offer.


Has BrewDog bitten the hand that feeds?

30-Mar-2017 - BrewDog’s trademark dispute with an independent pub is likely to have upset many beer aficionados. But experts say James Watt’s craft beer behemoth acted the way many companies of its...

Four big pubcos commit to Beer Day Britain

30-Mar-2017 - Punch, Fuller's, Shepherd Neame and the Ei Group will take part in the national celebration Beer Day Britain, which was founded three years ago to support British brewers and pubs.

CAMRA and APPPG urge pub developers to obey amended planning laws now

30-Mar-2017 - Plans to develop or convert any pub in England should be subject to a full planning application process from now onwards, according to a letter sent by the Campaign for...

SIBA celebrates highest BeerX attendance since launch

30-Mar-2017 - The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has said this year’s BeerX event had its biggest attendance since launching in 2013. 

‘Over-regulation’ fears on sugar guidelines

30-Mar-2017 - Public Health England (PHE) has issued guidelines to reduce the amount of sugar in pub meals.

How to make: 'perfectly wobbly' panna cotta

30-Mar-2017 - Emily Scott’s Cornish pub the St Tudy Inn came 39th in this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs awards. Here’s a classic dessert ideal for ending a lavish meal....

Some of the 'best' TripAdvisor responses from pubs

30-Mar-2017 - TripAdvisor has come under fire many times from the hospitality industry and operators have previously blamed the review site for staff resignations, sleepless nights and police intervention. Here we look...

Hartlepool council delays EMRO decision until summer

30-Mar-2017 - Hartlepool Borough Council has pushed back a decision on introducing an early morning restriction order (EMRO) this week.

Ei Publican Partnerships launches digital tools for current and aspiring publicans

30-Mar-2017 - Ei Publican Partnerships has revealed two new digital tools designed to help publicans run “successful, efficient pub businesses” while attracting new entrepreneurs into the trade.

Hop Stuff brewery launches four canned brews

30-Mar-2017 - London brewery Hop Stuff is launching its core range of beers in 330ml cans.

Glen’s Platinum Vodka invests £1.5m in new campaign

29-Mar-2017 - A campaign costing more than £1.5m is being rolled out across the UK for Glen’s Platinum Vodka.

BrewDog hits back at pub name debacle

29-Mar-2017 - BrewDog pleads “please don’t steal our trademarks” in a blog post following the dispute over a Birmingham pub name that left the brewer and pub operator criticised by consumers.

House of Commons pass Permitted Development Rights amendment

29-Mar-2017 - Members of Parliament and Industry groups have welcomed new proposals passed by the House of Commons yesterday to “protect” pubs from change of use and demolition.

Brexit: employers concerned as future of EU workers remains unclear

29-Mar-2017 - Article 50 will be triggered today and the official countdown to Britain leaving the EU will begin in earnest, but the detail that is worrying most who work in the pub trade is...

Star Pubs & Bars join SIBA scheme to offer wider choice of cask ales

29-Mar-2017 - Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars is joining the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) Beerflex scheme, offering licensees a wider choice of local cask ales.

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