All news articles for January 2018

Parliamentary reception: winners will be announced on 5 February at a reception at the House of Lords

Finalists announced in National Best Bar None awards

By Stuart Stone

Bolton, Sheffield, Plymouth and Torquay have made it through to the final of the ‘National Best Bar None awards’ to be presented at a reception at the House of Lords on 5 February.

Unlocking potential: Ei Group is constructing a coffee offer that can help pubs take on high street coffee chains

Ei Group licensees to take on coffee chains

By Stuart Stone

Ei Group has unveiled a tailored ‘Beerista’ coffee offer to support publicans across the country tap into the UK’s coffee market – worth £3.7bn per year.

The rise in staycationing in 2018 is set to provide a boost for the south west

Regional focus on...the south-west

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the south-west takes a look at the best pubs available in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire

Cultural and economic assets: the Government has pledged to help protect Britain's music venues

Government backs 'agent of change' rollout

By Stuart Stone

The pub industry has reacted positively to the news that an agent-of-change principle, protecting the UK’s live music venues from property developers, has received Government backing and will be written into planning law.

Committed: Punch is the latest pubco to turn its back on single-use straws

Punch becomes latest pubco to stop using straws

By Georgina Townshend

Punch has become the latest pubco to join the war against plastic straws by eliminating their use across its 70-strong retail pub estate, while encouraging its circa 1,200 leased and tenanted pubs to follow suit.