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Shortlist unveiled: the contenders for the upcoming Publican Awards is released

Publican Awards 2020 finalists revealed

First round judging is now complete and companies across the UK pub and bar sector are celebrating after making the shortlist for the sector’s leading event, The Publican Awards.

A brighter future: Rebecca Hamilton with son Henry, whose life has changed around since he went to LVS Ascot school

Raising a family while being a publican

“My son was just in the wrong situation, the wrong environment, the wrong friendship group and this all conspired against him to make a very bad situation... ”

Mixed cask: sales are up and down

Top-performing cask ales in UK pubs

It is not possible to replicate the cask beer experience outside the pub so if you can give customers the real thing, why would they want to even try to replicate it at home?

Otley row: pub campaigners have reissued concerns with a pub company’s plans for an historic pub (image: Dr Neil Clifton, Geograph)

‘Too many Star pubs in Otley’

A pub giant owns too many sites in one Yorkshire town and should sell some pubs to local operators, according to an historic pub campaign group.

Highly unusual: the Portman Group said it was rare for a second ruling to be made about a product but it was necessary

Tiny Rebel can complaint upheld again

A second complaint about Tiny Rebel’s branding has been upheld by the Portman Group for appealing to children, with the brewery describing the decision as “not based on facts”.

Looking forward: NewRiver aims to convert more leased and tenanted pubs to operator managed

NewRiver buys Bravo Inns for £17.9m

Hawthorn Leisure has ramped up its managed estate after its owner – NewRiver – acquired community pub company Bravo Inns Limited for £17.9m, which represents an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation) multiple of 6.8x....

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