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Tax change: the temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% will rise to 12.5% from 1 October (image: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Price of a pint could rise by 25p predicts Sacha Lord

Night-time economy adviser and operator Sacha Lord estimated prices of drinks will go up by between 7% and 10% with the average price of a pint set to rise by 25p, in line with the 7.5% VAT increase to cover the overall losses felt by operators.

Company history: Stonegate started some 11 years ago

How the UK's biggest pub company was formed

With Stonegate now being the largest pub company in the UK, The Morning Advertiser has taken a deep dive in the company’s history of mergers and acquisitions in its 11-year history.

A premium offer: Steve Latto of the Criterion gives advice on making your drinks offer the best it can be

Quality time at the bar

Whether it is a bit more disposable cash or a lust to try the best products available, pub customers are going for quality when it comes to enjoying a drink since the on-trade reopened in earnest.

Acquisition trail: Brunning & Price looking for new sites

Brunning & Price on acquisition trail

Brunning & Price, the 55-strong pub chain, run by The Restaurant Group (TRG) is on the acquisition trail looking for is large and period or characterful leasehold or freehold sites in affluent rural, town and city centre locations across England and...

Industry celebration: National Hospitality Day gets industry backing

Industry rallies behind National Hospitality Day

Some of Britain’s best-loved celebrity chefs, including Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge, Gary Usher, Paul Ainsworth and more, star in a new video calling on the nation to go out and support their favourite pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels on Saturday...

Plan impact: UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls warned that hospitality venues are in a fragile state

Industry warns of devastating impact of ‘plan B’

The Government’s has been warned that plans to hold vaccine passports in reserve while revealing it in its ‘Plan B’ Winter Covid plan that compulsory face masks and ‘last resort’ lockdowns could be implemented could have a drastic impact on the pub and...

Big announcement: the list reveal will be taking place later this year

Top 50 Boutique Hotels to launch later this year

Following huge success in highlighting and promoting the best in the business when it comes to gastropubs and cocktail bars, the Top 50 brand is now expanding further into hospitality with the launch of the definitive guide to boutique hotels.

Exclusive use: the MA Leaders Club is open to multi-site pub owners and operators

How do I become a member of The MA Leaders Club?

Want to join the biggest group of multi-site pub owners and operators you’re ever likely to see in one place? Well look no further – our comprehensive guide to the MA Leaders Club awaits below…

Upgrade your food offer to snare extra spend: top pub chefs offer their advice

The premium food league season has begun

As the country begins the crawl out of the pandemic, pubs need a point of difference to attract customers, and elevating your food offer is one way to differentiate your business from rivals.

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