After selling its brewery and several key brands for £55m to Marston’s last year, Charles Wells is setting its sights on the future with pub acquisitions and the rollout of new beers from a modern brewery.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for more support for pubs in response to the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s inquiry into small business and productivity.
New data protection rules are looming with the threat of eye-watering fines for breaching the privacy of individuals. Pubs have much to do ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May.
UKHospitality has welcomed the Government's decision to ditch the 'latte levy', which would have "heaped more costs" on pubs and other hospitality businesses already trying to tackle the problem of waste.
Real ale is a uniquely British phenomenon, but the price of cask rarely reflects its premium nature. What can operators, brewers and other industry figures do to ensure that it remains the point of difference in the Great British pub?
Customers of a pub and a restaurant that were closed as part of investigations into the poisoning for a former Russian spy and his daughter have been advised to wash their possessions after nerve agents traces were discovered.
A spate of casual-dining chain closures has left the pub trade – once again – questioning its future, but the stories behind the doom-laden headlines of Jamie’s Italian, Prezzo and others may offer hope to our sector.
The Chancellor has been urged to take decisive action on business rates reform, hospitality VAT and post-Brexit excise duty by a coalition of industry and consumer hospitality bodies ahead of his spring statement next week.