All news articles for January 2019

Bullish about the future: General manager Molly Raftery at the Bull, Ditchling, explains what makes her pub so special

My Pub: The Bull at Ditchling

By Emily Hawkins

Nestled in the rolling Sussex countryside, those running the Bull are determined to excel. General manager Molly Raftery explains how the freehouse pairs its ambition with a down-to-earth approach.

Year in review: Phil Mellows looks back at what happened in 2018

What happened in the pub industry in 2018?

By Phil Mellows

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… 2018 was the year the pub trade battened down the hatches for the Beast from the East, faced soaring business rates and worried about Brexit, but went on to revel in a long hot summer reminiscent of...

Profit building: operators advise on how best to utilise Instagram for their business

Making your business ‘Instagrammable’

By Nikkie Sutton

With leading operators due to discuss how they make Instagram work for their businesses at the next MA500 meeting, we take a look at what social media experts advise on how to maximise the photo-sharing platform.

Paid for: platforms such as TripAdvisor are fighting to protect real reviews

Operators ‘outraged’ over paid positive reviews offer

By Nicholas Robinson

Not long into the New Year and already operators are facing new threats against their businesses. On the face of it an email from a stranger suggesting you pay them money for positive pub reviews may, to some, appear innocuous. But the fact is, it poses...

Budding up: AB InBev has teamed up with cannabis production company Tilray to research cannabis drinks

AB InBev announces £80m cannabis partnership

By Nikkie Sutton

Global brewer AB InBev has created a partnership with cannabis production and distribution company Tilray to research non-alcoholic drinks containing tetrahydrocannabinol (TBH) and cannabidiol (CBD).

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