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New role: James Calder will become SIBA boss next month (1 July)

SIBA appoints new chief executive

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has appointed a new chief executive James Calder, replacing Mike Benner who is leaving to head up the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Expensive taste: Northern Ireland is the region where drinkers expect to pay the most for a standard pint

Priciest beer regions revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ahead of Beer Day Britain tomorrow (15 June), personal finance experts have polled the UK to find out how much people would expect to pay for a pint of lager or craft beer.

Security: who is policing the streets?

How much do pub staff police the streets?

By Robert Mann

Operators, especially those with multiple sites, are spending big to ensure customer safety, on door staff as well as CCTV focusing on the streets outside. With police funding under constant pressure, who is really policing our streets?

Down the rabbit hole: Jessica Tomkinson runs the Mad Hatter

A look at the Mad Hatter in Oxford

By Gary Lloyd

You may think you’ve gone mad at this speakeasy-style pub and licensee Jessica Tomkinson may well agree, but let me tell you something, the best people usually have

No comment: Dark Star managing director James Cuthbertson

Dark Star MD leaves brewery?

By Ed Bedington

Confusion surrounds the disappearance of the Dark Star brewery managing director (MD) James Cuthbertson who appears to have left the role.

Pub grub: more than a quarter of out of home dinners, and one in 10 breakfasts, involved a pub visit in Q1 2019

More than a quarter of dinners out are at pubs

By Stuart Stone

While an overall slide means pubs are becoming a slightly less popular option for an evening meal, they have increased their market share at breakfast according to findings from foodservice and hospitality research agency MCA Insight.

Beer delivery threat: drivers vote in favour of strike

Strike vote threatens northern beer deliveries

By Nicholas Robinson

Drivers who deliver beer to pub chains in the north and the Midlands have voted in favour of strike action, which could threaten stock levels in some pubs.

In the mix: (l-r) People’s Champion Scott Addison, Southern Showdown winner Adam Day and Global Southern Showdown 2018 winner Lee Jones

Southern Comfort crowns best mixologists

By Robert Mann

Two triumphant bartenders were cheered to victory last night – becoming winners of Southern Comfort’s Southern Showdown cocktail competition.