All news articles for December 2018

2018 round-up: from bolstering the country's football excitement to raising thousands for charity, there were plenty of heartwarming moments

The publicans who gave back in 2018

By Emily Hawkins

Amid statistics of increased closures and Brexit fears, publicans continued to work closely with their communities and enjoy success this year. The Morning Advertiser looks back at seven uplifting moments from 2018.

Rising up: this year saw 66m more bottles of gin sold in the UK – a 41% increase on the previous year

Gin sales ‘almost double’ in two years

By Nikkie Sutton

Sales of gin in the UK have reached another record-breaking high boosted by this summer’s heatwave, World Cup fever and by Millennials discovering their love for pink and flavoured gins, new research has revealed.

Generation zone: Watson predicts a return to zoning to keep pubs relevant to all

Listed life is elementary for dear Watson

By James Wallin, MCA

A year on from City Pub Group’s IPO, chairman Clive Watson spoke to MCA's James Wallin about growing pains, avoiding the “corporate haze”, the enduring attraction of “wet-led boozers” and what he has learnt from operating a vegan pub.

Follow us

Pub Trade Guides

View more


Subscribe to The Morning Advertiser

The definitive voice for the pub trade

Get the latest news, analysis and insights from the uk pub sector straight to your inbox!

Listen to The MA Podcast