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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.

Limited 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.

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...

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.

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.

Pubs heading for bumper bank holiday trade

26-May-2017 - Pubs are expected to receive an increase in trade of 25% as consumers decide to eat and drink out over the spring bank holiday weekend.

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.

Young’s credits brunch and Sunday lunch offer for strong performance

26-May-2017 - The chief executive of pubco Young’s has claimed specific day-part offers have helped contribute to the group’s strong financial performance over the past year.

Molson Coors boss: Future of on-trade 'brighter than ever'

26-May-2017 - Taking on more responsibilty has seen Martyn Cozens react positively and he believes the future for the on-trade is brighter than it has ever been. Nicholas Robinson reports.

Streatham pubs to showcase district’s diversity with mini plates offer

26-May-2017 - A record number of Streatham-based pubs have signed up to a five-day food festival to showcase the eclectic cuisine in the district.

Pub ordered to close due to rodent infestation

25-May-2017 - A Lancashire pub was forced to close for three days by environmental health after rodent droppings were found throughout the site.

Unique line cleaning partnership launched

25-May-2017 - Vianet has partnered with FullClear to provide what it says is a first-of-its-kind beer line cleaning service.

Supermarkets behind pubs in lunchtime spend

25-May-2017 - Pubs are leading the way in consumers’ lunchtime spend versus supermarkets, according to data comparing takings from 2016 to 2017.

Provenance Inns co-founder quits as director

25-May-2017 - There will be “no changes to current or future projects” from Provenance Inns, despite the co-founder resigning as managing director.

Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

25-May-2017 - The MA500 business club hit Liverpool this month (Thursday 18 May) and included top tips from operators inside and outside the trade before an evening of networking at some of...

Battersea pub gains ACV status before planned demolition

25-May-2017 - A south London pub has been granted asset of community value (ACV) status less than a month after the owner notified Wandsworth Council it planned to demolish the site.

In association with Poppleston Allen

Legal Q&A: should pubs let punters use their Wi-Fi to bet online?

25-May-2017 - Should a publican allow customers to use their Wi-Fi to bet online? Legal expert Poppleston Allen explains the legal situation.

Tower Hamlets forced to delay late-night levy

24-May-2017 - Tower Hamlets has been forced to push back the introduction of a proposed late-night levy as a result of legal action taken by industry bodies.

How far will mainstream lager makers take craft?

24-May-2017 - Big brewers are flexing their muscles to stay on top of the industry by investing in craft beer, but why are customers finding the quirkier styles more enticing and will...

Optimising menus is key to combat rising food costs

24-May-2017 - Customer analytics can help pubs make more money in an environment of rising food costs, according to private equity firm Livingbridge.

Pubs called on to take part in Tax Equality Day

24-May-2017 - Pubs have been called on to cut the price of food and drink for a day, following results of a report highlighting the benefits of low VAT on job creation...

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