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NHS pressures ‘could be reduced’ by shorter trading times, claims IAS

31-May-2017 - Pressure on ambulances, emergency departments, hospitals and the police could be “eased” if pub trading times were reduced, a study of licensing laws has claimed.

ALMR supports London mayor’s 'agent-of-change' stance

31-May-2017 - In response to Sadiq Khan’s consultation on culture and the night-time economy, which recognises the importance of protecting London’s pubs, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has said the...

London pub to focus on Asian food after £250,000 refurb

31-May-2017 - Star Pubs & Bars will focus on Asian food at its new south London pub following a pricey refurbishment later this month.

Hooch targets millions of drinkers with new ad campaign

31-May-2017 - Citrus ready-to-drink brand Hooch will launch a new multi-channel advertising campaign to push sales in the months ahead.

Bath Ales launches new permanent beer

31-May-2017 - St Austell Brewery-owned Bath Ales has announced a new addition to its core range.

Licensees call for urgent resolution of delayed rates discounts

31-May-2017 - Ongoing delays in sending out business rates discounts to pubs have prompted licensees and pub industry bodies to call for greater urgency.

Inside the Parkers Arms with Stosie Madi

31-May-2017 - The Parkers Arms, in Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire, claimed the award for highest climber at this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, coming in at 13th place. Here, enigmatic chef-patron Stosie Madi...

BrewDog UK sales rose by 97% in 2016

31-May-2017 - BrewDog's total UK sales soared by 97% last year and annual turnover was up 60%, making the Scottish brewer one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in the world.

The history of breakfast

31-May-2017 - Breakfast hasn’t always been the British institution it is now. The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the evolution of breakfast since the 1300s and how the ‘full English’ has managed to...

Star Pubs & Bars invests more than £3m in its Lancashire pubs

31-May-2017 - Star Pubs & Bars has earmarked £3.6m, out of its total £20m investment programme for 2017, to refurbish 16 of its sites in Lancashire.

Pub brunch and breakfast trends revealed

31-May-2017 - Eggs, Millennials and food-to-go are the latest trends operators need to look out for in their brunch and breakfast offer, according to foodservice bakery company Kara.

Confusion surrounds rates relief process leaving pubs in limbo

30-May-2017 - Pubs have been left in limbo after local authorities say they are still waiting for guidance from the Government on how to implement the £1,000 business rates discount promised in...

Is there room for breakfast in pubs?

30-May-2017 - With consumer spend for breakfast down, pubs needs to up their game when serving the first meal of the day to ensure profits rise.

Video: Pub Skills speakers' top tips

30-May-2017 - Why should pubs do cocktails, and what are the challenges? These were just two of the many questions that industry experts answered as part of The Morning Advertiser’s Pub Skills...

Butcombe invades craft beer market

30-May-2017 - Butcombe Brewing Co is to launch two new beers this month, Invader and Forty Two, in a bid to showcase its craft-brewing credentials.

Licensee complains to Punch after debt collectors ‘steal’ property

26-May-2017 - A licensee has complained to the chief executive of Punch pubco, claiming her personal property was “stolen” last month by the representatives of a debt collection firm used by Punch.

Meagre MRO take up across major pubcos

26-May-2017 - Only eight licensees have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option across five of the six pubcos governed by the pubs code since it came into force in July 2016.

AA Rosette chef Adam Turley joins Brakspear

26-May-2017 - AA Rosette chef Adam Turley has joined Brakspear to become head chef at the Running Horses, the pubco's managed outlet in Mickleham, Surrey.

Rugby legend Phil Vickery is Doom Bar ambassador

26-May-2017 - Former England rugby union captain Phil Vickery has been chosen as Doom Bar brand ambassador ahead of this summer’s tour of New Zealand.

National Pubwatch launches Star Awards

26-May-2017 - National Pubwatch has launched the first of its Star Awards to recognise the contribution made by people to their local schemes.  

Pubs urged to show support for BT Sport Pub Cup final

26-May-2017 - BT Sport is urging pubs to show their support for the BT Sport Pub Cup and air the highlights of this year’s BT Sport Pub Cup final ahead of the...

Award winners unveil £25k revamped garden

26-May-2017 - Ashley and Kelly McCarthy are former BII Licensees of the Year. Their pub Ye Old Sun Inn in Colton, North Yorkshire, is a roaring success and known for its quality...

UKIP wants to ‘restrict trading times’ for pubs

26-May-2017 - The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced plans to “reduce the density of alcohol outlets and restrict trading times” for pubs and bars in its pre-election manifesto.

£420,000 investment for Alchemist sites

26-May-2017 - The Alchemist has said it will temporarily close two of its sites in June as part of a full refurbishment.

Greene King loses bingo licence appeal

26-May-2017 - The Court of Appeal has refused a Greene King application to have bingo in its pubs, after the court ruled in favour of the Gambling Commission.

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