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Queen’s Speech promises ‘best possible’ Brexit deal

21-Jun-2017 - Brexit was at the heart of the Queen’s Speech (21 June), as she announced the Government’s priority to secure the “best possible deal” as the country prepares to leave the...

Pubs that have made it onto the Top 50 Gastropubs list from day one

21-Jun-2017 - The prestigious Top 50 Gastropub list was founded in 2011 and from then, has gone from strength to strength.

Toby Carvery to give away free meals to troops

21-Jun-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers brand Toby Carvery has announced it will be serving free carvery dinners to military personnel for Armed Forces Day this Saturday (24 June).

Seven things pubs can do to attract elusive Generation Z

21-Jun-2017 - The latest challenge for pub owners is attracting Generation Z, people aged 18 to 24, who are addicted to technology and their phones.

Recruit from within UK, industry leaders tell MCA conference

21-Jun-2017 - With Brexit talks underway and the potential for tighter immigration limits on the horizon, a panel of industry leaders emphasised the importance of recruiting more people from the UK.

Bar proprietor turns detective to find owner of lost wedding ring

21-Jun-2017 - Cocktail bar owner Jason Hole is determined to find the owner of a wedding ring discovered inside pipework under a sink in his bar, That Place, in Swansea marina.

Let's all drink beer in: Norwich

21-Jun-2017 - Regional brewers and the pubs that sell their beers extolled the local values of Norwich’s beers at this year’s City of Ale festival, which has now celebrated its seventh year....

‘Smart mirror’ keeps punters in the sun

21-Jun-2017 - Meantime has launched what it is calling the UK’s first ‘smart mirror’, which promises to keep beer garden drinkers in the sunshine constantly.

BBPA calls for robust transitional arrangements as Brexit talks begin

21-Jun-2017 - As Brexit talks began this week, The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has set out its stance on what are expected to be two years of complicated and difficult...

Tiny gin is the new big thing

20-Jun-2017 - With gin production and sales still booming, what way will the market will go? The words small, craft and local will certainly be part of the success story.

Life after Anton: the future of the Treby Arms

20-Jun-2017 - The duo in charge of shaping the future of the Treby Arms speak candidly about the pub’s past and the changes made to hopefully secure its Michelin star for a...

Warning after pub’s garden furniture ‘explodes’ in heatwave

20-Jun-2017 - An Essex operator has warned others in the trade to be aware of “exploding” garden furniture during the UK’s heatwave.

Diners turn their backs on ‘fad hipster' food trends

20-Jun-2017 - UK diners are suffering from ‘food fatigue’, according to a poll commissioned by Bookatable.

BrewDog makes amends with Wolf bar by collaborating on gin

20-Jun-2017 - BrewDog has made amends with the owners of an independent Birmingham bar after the Scottish brewer came under fire for forcing the venue to change its name by threatening it...

Lunch is the only meal we can truly count on

20-Jun-2017 - Fewer consumers across the globe are eating three square meals a day at traditional times, apart from lunch, which is still eaten by the majority of people between 12noon and...

Stop using pubs as ‘cash cows’, reform business rates now, says ALMR

20-Jun-2017 - The Government should push ahead with a wholesale root and branch reform of the rates system that was promised at this year’s Spring Budget and during election campaigning, the Association...

London Bridge pubs to receive 'discretionary' rates relief

20-Jun-2017 - Pubs affected by the police cordon that closed a large area of London Bridge and Borough Market following the terror attack on 3 June are being offered business rates relief...

Police appeal after petrol bomb thrown at bar

20-Jun-2017 - Owners of a South Shields bar have been left “shaken” after a petrol bomb was thrown through the window of their venue on Sunday night.

Deadline extended for Beer & Cider Marketing Awards

20-Jun-2017 - The deadline to enter the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards has been extended to 17 July.

OBE honour ‘recognises work of many people’ says Beds & Bars founder

19-Jun-2017 - The Queen unveiled her birthday honours list at the weekend with the news that she has awarded Beds & Bars CEO and founder Keith Knowles an OBE for services to...

Scottish licensees ordered to pay £10,000 over illegal broadcasts

19-Jun-2017 - Two licensees in Scotland have each been ordered to pay £10,000 after being found to be infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports without a licence. 

Pub hits back at ‘fake review about microwave food’

19-Jun-2017 - An Essex pub has hit back after a review on TripAdvisor claimed it served "vile cheep (sic) food" and that its curry was not home-made.

Pub food safety failings of 2016/17

19-Jun-2017 - Poor food hygiene is a sure fire way for your pub to make the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Here, we look at 10 of the worst food...

Nutritional information on menus demanded by consumers

19-Jun-2017 - More than two-thirds (67%) of consumers want to know the nutritional information of every dish on a menu when they eat out, according to Fourth, software partner to the hospitality industry.

In association with Alaska Seafood

Why frozen fish could be the new 'fresh'

19-Jun-2017 - Working with frozen fish and seafood could help pub chefs meet growing consumer demand for a greater variety of fish dishes, be more creative and cut wastage, they just need...

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