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Fipronil egg scandal hits pubs

18-Aug-2017 - Food suppliers to the pub trade have been implicated in the Fipronil egg scandal after it was discovered stock held by several businesses had been made using contaminated eggs. 

Cave Direct launches first ever cask beer range

18-Aug-2017 - National speciality beer supplier Cave Direct has announced it will be selling cask beer for the first time in its 38-year history.

Tottenham Hotspur face Chelsea in first Wembley match

18-Aug-2017 - It’s a bumper weekend of Premier League football this weekend, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all in televised action. 

TripAdvisor quick to remove review about ‘swearing pub chef’

18-Aug-2017 - A critical review of a pub on TripAdvisor has been removed in double-quick time, appearing to fly in the face of the typical experience of many licensees who struggle to...

Critics shame pub food as unhealthy

18-Aug-2017 - Pubs have been criticised for supplying unhealthy food to children that falls “far behind” the standards of the retail sector.

CPL Training releases right-to-work validation service

18-Aug-2017 - Pubs will now be able to use a tool that enables them to validate documents to prove a person’s identity and right-to-work status.

CMA greenlights revised £403m Heineken deal to buy Punch pubs

18-Aug-2017 - The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has accepted proposals from Heineken to address concerns that its purchase of 1,900 Punch Taverns – worth £403m in cash – would undermine competition in...

Camden Town Brewery launches seasonal summer lager

18-Aug-2017 - Strawberry Hells Forever, Camden Town Brewery’s summer version of its Hells lager, will be available in Camden Brewery-supplied bars across London, and via Ocado and independent retailers.

Beer & Cider Marketing Awards 2017 shortlist

18-Aug-2017 - The shortlist for the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards 2017 has finally been revealed, after weeks of arduous judging by category experts.

Over 55s staying away from the pub and drinking at home

18-Aug-2017 - Over 55s are more likely to drink at home instead of going to a traditional British pub, new YouGov research has claimed in its Getting in-home drinkers to go out...

Brits’ taste for Cognac on the rise

18-Aug-2017 - Cognac exports have reached their highest ever levels, with British businesses growing their share of take up.

Top restaurant chef Dom Robinson to open gastropub

18-Aug-2017 - Highly acclaimed restaurant chef Dom Robinson, who has worked in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, is to open a new gastropub in Berkshire.

Carlsberg UK volumes down 7% in first half of 2017

17-Aug-2017 - Carlsberg has reported UK volumes down 7% in H1 2017, which it blamed on tough comparatives with Euro 2016.

Name of the game: evolution of pub entertainment

17-Aug-2017 - Once upon a time, not so long ago, all pubs needed to do to entertain their punters was have a dartboard, a pool table and perhaps a fruit machine tucked...

Pubs outed in Government list for not paying minimum wage

17-Aug-2017 - A number of pubs have been “named and shamed” in the Government’s latest list of companies that have failed to pay the national minimum and living wages.

Work to rebuild 'historic' Carlton Tavern begins

17-Aug-2017 - Work has started on a historic pub that Westminster City Council demanded must be “rebuilt brick by brick” after it was illegally knocked down.

St Austell Brewery reveals new beer bottle designs

17-Aug-2017 - Cornish brewery St Austell has unveiled revamped designs for its bottled beer range. 

Overseas tourists make beeline for pub accommodation, finds research

17-Aug-2017 - Pubs are sewn into the very fabric of Britain, and it turns out that foreign visitors think so too.

Most pubs overlooked in Good Food Guide’s top 50 UK restaurants 2018

17-Aug-2017 - Just two pubs have been named among the top 50 UK restaurants in the country by The Good Food Guide this year.

Hogs Back Brewery offers beer at 1992 prices to mark 25th birthday

17-Aug-2017 - A Surrey brewery is celebrating its 25th birthday by offering pints of its flagship beer for just £1.30 a pint. 

8 problems only bar staff will understand

17-Aug-2017 - Bar staff can be put through the mill at times, having to deal with rude customers, expected to create miracles and all with a smile on their face.

MA500 Edinburgh study tour unveiled

16-Aug-2017 - The MA500 crowd is heading north of the border for the first time and will hit the streets of Edinburgh to visit some of the city’s most exciting and vibrant...

7 lower-strength beers for 'mindful' drinkers

16-Aug-2017 - While many new craft brewers are seemingly chasing numbers and producing ever-stronger beers, there are a whole range of great lower-strength ales and lagers available for more mindful drinkers.

Flaming Grill pub blasted over serving ‘raw’ burger to child

16-Aug-2017 - A Flaming Grill pub in Derby has been criticised on Facebook after it served an undercooked burger to a child.

Burger bar's tirade at internet reviewers

16-Aug-2017 - A Kent bar has hit back at TripAdvisor reviews calling one user a “fantasist”, another “opinionated, rude and ignorant” and one other user “insane”.

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