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St Peter’s brewery launches second alcohol-free beer

24-Jul-2017 - Suffolk-based microbrewery St Peter’s has added a new alcohol-free beer to its range.

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Get the cocktail message across

24-Jul-2017 - Having a great offer when it  comes to cocktails is a proven way of increasing trade, but making sure you convey what you have to customers is the crucial aspect...

The rules for pubs around trading outside

24-Jul-2017 - Following national reports of a 5-year-old girl receiving a fine for trading on the street, The Morning Advertiser's legal experts Poppleston Allen advised operators on outdoor trading.

Sharp’s Brewery launches new seasonal beer

24-Jul-2017 - Sharp’s brewery has announced the limited release of a California common-style beer.

Star Pubs & Bars pumps more than £4m into pub kitchens

24-Jul-2017 - Star Pubs & Bars has invested £2.7m in kitchens, and will stump up another £1.6m this year, as part of its fixtures and fittings (F&F) policy.

Adjudicator raises £1.5m from pubcos in levies

24-Jul-2017 - The Pubs Code Adjudicator’s office raised a total levy of £1.5m in 2016/17 from the six pubcos covered by the legislation.

Gloucester rejects late-night levy proposals

24-Jul-2017 - Gloucester Council has rejected proposals to introduce a late night levy and has established a Business Improvement District (BID) instead.

Pub's licence suspended for failing to give police assault footage

21-Jul-2017 - A Leysdown-on-Sea pub has had its licence suspended with immediate effect after it failed to provide Kent Police with CCTV footage of an assault.

Rat-infested fridge and filthy kitchen lands pub with £42k fine

21-Jul-2017 - The owners of an Essex pub have been fined more than £42,000 and stopped from selling food after rats were found nesting under the fridge in its kitchen.

England to take on Spain in UEFA Women's Euro 2017 this weekend

21-Jul-2017 - All eyes will be on the Women's England football team as they face Spain in the next round of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. Catch this, as well as the...

Camerons brewery to open 11th Head of Steam venue

21-Jul-2017 - Camerons brewery is set to open its 11th Head of Stream venue this autumn, in the city of Liverpool. 

Pubs code: a year on

21-Jul-2017 - It is now a year since the pubs code was introduced but neither the trade, nor consultants and legal advisers negotiating deals between breweries and pubs, or pressure groups, seem...

If TV soap pubs were real, this is how much disasters would cost

21-Jul-2017 - Disasters at the UK’s favourite TV soap pubs would costs hundreds of thousands of pounds if the incidents happened in real life, according to security experts.

Leading industry bodies give evidence to LPC over wage rates

21-Jul-2017 - Leading trade bodies gave further evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) on Wednesday after previous concerns that any move to drastically increase wage rates could “put pub sector jobs...

Coach stages dinner date

21-Jul-2017 - Elite chefs met for the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs regional dinner and enjoyed a taste sensation from three of the very best in their field. Nicholas Robinson reports.

Bar staff insider: 'flaky' colleagues

21-Jul-2017 - While customers can prove tricky in themselves, colleagues can also be a thorn in one’s side. Here’s some advice for those ones who are, let’s say, flakey. ...

Frozen food: thawing profit opportunities

21-Jul-2017 - The stigma around frozen food is melting and operators should look at the segment to cut their costs and still deliver a great quality meal. Nikkie Sutton reports.

Craft Beer Rising announces 2018 festival dates

21-Jul-2017 - The dates for London’s Craft Beer Rising festival for 2018 have been revealed. 

New study reveals 'ongoing importance of pubs' to the UK

21-Jul-2017 - More than half of all pubgoers champion their local pub as the place for food and drink, with one in five visiting between once and three times a week, a study has...

Hawthorn Leisure reveals 'strong' third year results

21-Jul-2017 - Hawthorn Leisure, the Avenue Capital-backed pub operator, saw group EBITDA increase 10.1% to £9m in the year to 25 December 2016, its third year of “significant growth” since its creation in May 2014.

Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition returns

21-Jul-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition is back, following its success in 2016.

SIBA independent brewery logo to be used at Great British Beer Festival

21-Jul-2017 - Drinkers will be able to identify beers produced by independent breweries at this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), thanks to a partnership between the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)...

Pub Skills: How pubs can add to their bottom line with employee engagement

20-Jul-2017 - Employee engagement can help pubs be more profitable, according to industry insiders, as “happy staff equal happy customers”.

Niche sports can create 'something magical' in pubs

20-Jul-2017 - If pubs get behind niche sports such as handball, wrestling, netball and NBA basketball, it can “really add to their business”, according to leading managers in the trade.

Special feature: The lessons of Upton Park

20-Jul-2017 - East End pubs around the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, lived and died by their claret and blue credentials, so it’s little wonder a year after West Ham upped sticks...

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