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Cask thoughts: Tim Bird met with Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt off the back of his previous opinion article on The MA

OPINION

OPINION: Pubs cannot afford to fail the ale test

By Tim Bird, owner of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Inns

It has been a busy time since by last ‘Opinion’ article when I shared my concerns that, as an industry, we are at times a little too ‘doom and gloom’ and raised the question as to whether we are asking Government for too many things to help our cause.

What's in the news 12 April

Review of the Week

The art of keeping things simple!

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Livelyhood non-exec director and business consultant Karen Bosher for her take on the weeks news which has seen a number of results and mergers

New products: This month's round-up features BrewDog Distilling Co, Global Brands, CMBC and more

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Thatchers releases new cider exclusively for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

This month's round-up includes a new cider from Thatchers only available to pubs as well as new products from BrewDog Distilling Co, Global Brands, CMBC and more.

Chasing pavements: advice on outside areas (credit: Getty/urbazon)

LICENSING HUB - LEGAL WITH POPPLESTON ALLEN

Q&A with Poppleston Allen: Pavement Licences

By Rebecca Weller

In this week's column, Poppleston Allen solicitor Alex Tomlinson answers questions on pavement licences for pubs.

Must protect pubs: Scotland Small Business Minister Richard Lochhead (credit: Scottish Government)

Mixed reaction to Scottish pubs code move

By Gary Lloyd

CAMRA and the SLTA have welcomed a move by the Scottish Government that will see the introduction of a Scottish pubs code from 7 October, if ratified, while the SBPA has expressed disappointment.

Estate numbers: Punch has around 1,300 pubs across the UK

Punch expands its growing estate

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch Pubs & Co has acquired a trio of Leicestershire pubs from Steamin' Billy into its leased and tenanted division.

Love Hospitality: The Burnt Chef Project event was attended by people across all sections of the sector

Russell Kane hosts Burnt Chef Project gala dinner

By Gary Lloyd

More than 360 people from across the hospitality sector came together to celebrate and highlight the importance of mental health at The Burnt Chef Project’s second gala dinner, titled ‘Love Hospitality’.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 76

The Lock In podcast

Winning ways!

By Ed Bedington

As the dust settles on the recent Publican Awards, the Lock In team caught up with some of the winners to find out what makes them tick.

(image: Getty/gahsoon)

March consumer spending up 3.2%

By Nikkie Thatcher

FA Cup fixtures, the Six Nations tournament and St Patrick’s Day helped drive a 3.2% rise in consumer spending last month (March) up from 1.1% in February, according to reports.

Financial results: despite losses, RedCat has seen turnover more than double (credit: Getty/PeopleImages)

RedCat posts £31m loss

By Gary Lloyd

RedCat Pub Company has posted a pre-tax loss of £31m for the year in its latest annual report.

Alastair Scott talks about improving on Mother's Day

OPINION

OPINION: Mum’s the word

By Alastair Scott, owner of Malvern Inns and CEO of S4labour

During the past 10 years, we have been trying to get Mother’s Day right and I am still not sure we have.

Importance of gas when serving drinks in pubs

PROMOTIONAL CONTENT

Let’s get fizzical

By BOC

Dispensing gas is one of many factors that influence the quality of beer, cider and soft drinks in a pub or club. Yet it’s often left out of training courses about the perfect pour. Carl Goode, Product Manager at BOC Sureserve®, explains why ‘fizzical...

Number crunching: the average price of a pint of beer is £4.94, according the data from The Morning Advertiser (image: Getty/Rouzes

EXCLUSIVE: Average lager pint prices across GB

By Nikkie Thatcher

A survey of The Morning Advertiser readers has shown the difference in pricing of beer across a range of regions and has taken a closer look at the lager category.

Demand for parity: SIBA CEO Andy Slee says investors and Government are not listening to the sector

OPINION

OPINION: How are we viewed by the outside world?

By Andy Slee, chief executive, Society of Independent Brewers & Associates (SIBA)

I recently took a call from a broadsheet journalist wanting to do a piece on “Why all breweries are closing and why cask beer is dead?”

Sector impact: UKH boss Kate Nicholls says hospitality continues to suffer as collateral damage in the rail dispute (image: Getty/ coldsnowstorm)

Train strikes to hit sector for £387m

By Nikkie Thatcher

Industrial action on train services this weekend (Friday 5 April to Monday 8 April) is estimated to cost the hospitality industry £387m.

Legal update: while there is no legislation going through parliament currently, there is a proposed draft bill (image: Getty/petekarici)

LICENSING HUB - LEGAL WITH POPPLESTON ALLEN

Martyn’s Law – Where are we now?

By Andy Grimsey, solicitor, Poppleston Allen

I thought I would provide a brief update on Martyn’s Law (also known as the Protect Duty) – proposed legislation to impose a legal requirement on publicly accessible venues to consider the threat from terrorism and to implement proportionate measures.

Publican Awards 2024 Best Pub Operations Team winner

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Publican Awards Best Pub Operations Team winner: Heartwood Inns

By The Morning Advertiser

The judges were impressed by Heartwood Inns’ innovative approach to its operational structure, adopting a dual approach, with separate teams for the core estate and the new openings that are coming on stream at a rate of knots.

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