What the Sunday papers said

Related tags Pub garden Public house United kingdom Odor

A 22-month-old girl is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a dog she had apparently tried to stroke in a pub garden on Saturday. The...

A 22-month-old girl is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a dog she had apparently tried to stroke in a pub garden on Saturday. The toddler was sitting with her parents in the Famous Old Pines pub in Winton, Bournemouth, when the animal, which had been on a lead, leapt at her, clamping its jaws around part of her face. Her parents pulled the child free and she was rushed to hospital, where she underwent emergency treatment for serious facial injuries. Police said she needed 60 stitches. The owner, who was with the dog at the time, is helping police. There have been no arrests. - Sunday Telegraph

Pubs are planning to pump in artificial scents to mask the smell of stale beer, sweat and drains that used to be disguised by cigarettes before the smoking ban. The aromas of ocean breezes and freshly cut grass are being tested by Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), which manages 2,000 pubs in Britain. The group is even considering a perfume that smells of tobacco smoke. - Sunday Times

A robber snatched £4,000 takings from a pub's safe - then coolly helped himself to a pint before fleeing. The thirsty raider's cheeky antics were captured on CCTV. One customer at the Eagle Tavern in Rochester, Kent, said: "He was very cool." Police issued pictures of the podgy crook who was dressed in baseball cap and sports T-shirt. Det Con Mike Seager said: "I urge landlords to be careful where they keep their takings so they can prevent such thefts." - Sunday People

Scottish & Newcastle will reveal the "good, the bad and ugly" in its half-year figures this week which are likely to show that the wet British summer has led to a five per cent fall in beer sales. Despite rising sales in Russia, in the UK, the picture is "much more grim", says analyst Trevor Stirling, who notes that the figures are being compared against last year's World Cup tournament played in soaring temperatures. S&N said last month that UK cider sales had continued to deliver firm growth despite the weather. But investors will be eyeing an update on the cider market following recent profit warnings from Magners maker C&C, which has seen sales slide amid the lack of sunshine in the UK and Ireland. - Scotland On Sunday

Scottish & Newcastle, the UK's largest brewer, will show why directors are now on almost permanent bid alert when they roll out latest trading figures on Tuesday that will underline the group's increasing reliance on its Russian joint venture. The BBH operation, run in partnership with rival Carlsberg, is set to confirm that it has lifted its profits contribution by a hefty 48% to £100 million in the latest half-year, at a time when the UK and other mature European businesses have struggled. - Sunday Herald

Related topics Other operators

Property of the week


£ 60,000 - Leasehold

Busy location on coastal main road Extensively renovated detached public house Five trade areas (100)  Sizeable refurbished 4-5 bedroom accommodation Newly created beer garden (125) Established and popular business...

Follow us

Pub Trade Guides

View more