All news articles for April 02, 2014

Left Hand Brewing's Milk Stout Nitro is just one of the drinks we'd like to see in the UK

13 drinks we really want to see in the UK

By Robyn Black

From cider-flavoured whiskies to sparkling rums and margarita beers there are lots of exciting new drinks in the world. So, here’s a list - in no particular order - of some recently launched drinks that aren’t yet available in the UK, but which we’d like...

WKD advertising standards (ASA) ruling

WKD ads fall foul of ASA rules

By Robyn Black

Alcopop brand WKD has been rapped over the knuckles by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for three of its adverts.

Successful cider brands share many attributes

6 things successful cider brands have in common

By Jessica Mason

With consumers demanding an ever more adventurous choice of ciders, Jessica Mason identifies six trends that successful brands are adopting to survive and thrive

Revere is looking for new Pitcher & Piano sites

Revere Pub Company names new targets

Revere Pub Company, Marston’s premium pub arm, is looking for sites across the country as it looks to grow its 18-strong Pitcher & Piano estate and unbranded portfolio this year.

Paul Thompson: 'There is a misconception that finance is more difficult to come by'

Pub finance specialist says banks are 'desperate to lend'

By Ellie Bothwell

A pub finance specialist has defended the Liberal Democrats’ adoption of ‘pro-pub’ policies last month and claimed that banks are “desperate to increase lending” to small businesses, after property agents slammed the measures as “naïve” and difficult...

The Pheasant was put up for sale in 2007

Landlord 'trapped' in his pub by ACV listing

By Helen Gilbert

A Shropshire landlord has voiced his despair at feeling “trapped in his pub after a tribunal upheld a council’s decision to list it as an asset of community value (ACV).