All news articles for September 2018

Join us: Spirits Summit to be held in London on 2 October

Get a full measure of the spirits category

By Nicholas Robinson

Pink gin, whisky, alcohol-free ‘spirits’ and the rise of English rum are just a handful of the topics we’re exploring at this year’s Spirits Summit at the Yard, Shoreditch, in London on 2 October.

Grape deal: Heath Ball emphasised the importance of a reasonably priced wine list

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Top tips from award-winning operator on making wine work

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators need to seriously up their wine offer and not add on huge mark-ups, according to Great British Pub of the Year licensee Heath Ball from the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London.

Waste reduction: Pete Rayner (left), Nick Burns (middle) and Clare Clark (right) discuss how pubs can reduce their waste footprint

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How can your pub cut back on waste?

By Stuart Stone

Businesses are under increasing pressure to cut back on waste and recycle more. Nick Burns from Robinsons Brewery, Clare Clark from the Roebuck in central London, and Pete Rayner of Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) look at the options for pubs...

Food fears: young Brits with food allergies are spurning eating when out of the home

Young Brits with food allergies 'fear' eating out

By Nicholas Robinson

A significant number of young people aged between 16 and 24 and suffering from food allergies or intolerances fear eating out in pubs and restaurants, shocking new research has claimed.

Strong results: JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5% increase in like-for-like sales and a 2% rise in total revenue

JDW like-for-like sales up 5%

By Emily Hawkins

JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5% increase in like-for-like sales in its annual financial report.