All news articles for December 04, 2017

Cheers: What does 2018 hold for your pub? (Image: Deklofenak/istock/

Survey: What does 2018 hold for your pub?

By Georgina Townshend

With warnings about the pub trade coming in thick and fast - with business rates, inflation, changes in consumer demand, declining beer sales and Brexit all looming over publicans' heads - what will 2018 have in store for your pub?

Exciting opportunity: SIBA chief executive Mike Benner

SIBA purchases majority shareholding in Flying Firkin

By Nikkie Sutton

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has purchased a major stake in beer supplier Flying Firkin as part of its commercial strategy to develop routes to market opportunities for its members.

Pubs should be exempt from deposit scheme costs says BBPA

By Stuart Stone

British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds has highlighted the pub industry’s good record on recycling in response to a call for evidence by the Department for Environment & Rural Affairs on the subject.

Accolade: Moor was recently named brewery of the year by the British Guild of Beer Writers

Moor Beer to open London venue

By James Beeson

Bristol-based brewery Moor Beer has acquired a new 2,000sq ft premises in London, in close vicinity to the area known as the ‘Bermondsey Beer Mile’.

Shropshire pub launches formal share offer

By Stuart Stone

The White Lion Pub in Ash Magna, Shropshire, launched a formal share offer at a public meeting on 30 November in the hope of keeping the 250-year-old site open.

New addition: Laine CEO Gavin George has welcomed Distinct Group's staff

Laine Pub Co acquires Distinct Group

By Nikkie Sutton

Regional brewer and operator Laine Pub Company has acquired the four-strong leasehold pub estate of the Distinct Group.

In trouble: Eastender's pub the Queen Victoria is under threat (Image: Matt Pearson)

Eastender's Queen Vic storyline inspires 'save your local' advice

By Georgina Townshend

As BBC's Eastender's beloved public house, the Queen Vic's, future is under threat, campaign groups including Crowdfunder and the Plunkett Foundation have taken to social media to give advice and tips on how to save struggling pubs across...

Tough times: pub and bar insolvencies have risen for the first time in four years

Pub and bar insolvencies rise 9% in past year

By Georgina Townshend

Smaller pubs should consider their funding options to "tap into popular trends and retain market share", according to London-based commercial lender Ortus Secured Finance, as it warns pub and bar insolvencies have increased by 9% in the past...