All news articles for September 29, 2016

Halloween Bonfire Night in pubs

Halloween and Bonfire Night

Making the most of Halloween and Bonfire Night

By Sara Hussein

It can be hard for operators to maintain their creative flair with new ideas every year for Halloween, and many tend to play it safe with similar themes from previous years. However, there’s more to Halloween than the classic pumpkin carving or costume...

Ram raid: the shop and pub are just a few feet apart

Crime

Pub 'shook' after tractor ram raid

By Nikkie Sutton

A licensee has told of his dismay after the shop next door to his pub was ram raided with a tractor in the small hours of this morning (29 September).

Tim Douglas and Mitch Stark of CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Partnership finalist - CC Blooms, Edinburgh

By MA

Having enjoyed many years as Edinburgh’s most famous gay nightspot, CC Blooms was, understandably, feeling a little jaded when experienced licensees Mitch Stark and Tim Douglas took on the leasehold of the Punch Taverns site in 2008.

Kings Head, Kent, licensees, Scott Richardson and Mark Lightford

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Partnership finalist - The Kings Head, Wye, Kent

By MA

Kent-based family brewer Shepherd Neame was on the point of giving up on the Kings Head when Scott Richardson and Mark Lightford turned up with a comprehensive business plan and a clear idea of how they could turn around a struggling pub.

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