All news articles for October 2018

Dropped: Greene King pulls judicial review into PCA MRO advice

Greene King drops PCA judicial review proceedings

By Nicholas Robinson

Operator Greene King has dropped its call for a judicial review into an MRO advice note from the Pubs Code, over four months after announcing its intentions to bring court action against the office.

Less tax: trade bodies including the British Beer & Pub Association and UKHospitality are calling on the Government to freeze beer duty in the November Budget

Beer tax to add extra £125m on beer spend

By Nikkie Sutton

A 2% rise in beer duty at next month’s November Budget would mean an additional £125m on what consumers are already spending annually on pints of beer.

Disparities occur: the ratings system is not as simple as it should be

How clean is your pub?

By Andrew Don

Are the UK’s food hygiene inspection schemes fit for purpose or do they have inherent weaknesses that need addressing?

Oakman Inns' chief executive and founder Peter Borg-Neal said the pubco had made

Sales growth of 8.5% for Oakman Inns

By Emily Hawkins

Oakman Inns has reported a like-for-like sales growth of 8.5%, with the pubco’s performance exceeding its forecasts for the year to date.

Ultimate makeover: Heath Ball has turned a gloomy basic boozer into the best pub in Britain

My Pub: the Red Lion & Sun, Highgate, north London

By Ed Bedington

Heath Ball has had a busy year, not least because his Red Lion & Sun pub won the John Smith’s Great British Pub of the Year award. Here he explains the secrets of his success

Creating a 'good vibe': 'incidental' music is allowed in pub gardens

Legal Q&A: music volume and personal licences

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A with specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen looks at the regulations governing music volume and personal licence holder's with prior convictions