All news articles for February 2019

Spirited changes: the choice of spirits available today has come so far from years ago

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A brief history of spirits and the ways we drink them

By Helen Gilbert

It wasn’t such a long time ago in pubs when customers had a choice of one brand when it came to ordering their favourite spirit. How times have changed – now we’re spoilt for choice. Industry experts assess the major changes on the top shelf

Prize pig: the Lazy Pig in the Pantry will become the 15th site in Marston's premium pub arm Revere

Revere Pub Company to open 15th site

By Stuart Stone

The premium arm of pub company Marston’s, has revealed plans to open the Lazy Pig in the Pantry in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

Tackling child hunger: pubs and restaurants across Merseyside are asking customers to add a donation

Businesses join forces to end child hunger

By Emily Hawkins

Hospitality businesses across Merseyside are being encouraged to tackle child hunger by asking customers to add a donation to a youth centre to their bill.

Demonstrations: are vegan activists taking their protests too far?

Fears grow over vegan protests

By Robert Mann

In recent months, businesses have been subject to protests from vegan activists who have taken their war against the meat industry to extreme lengths.

Enterprising: Mr Miggins launched a successful pub business in the 1800s

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‘We started selling beer from our living room and now we have a pub’

By Nicholas Robinson

Minnie Miggins and her husband Frank launched London’s Old Moon in the 1830s. While recent changes in law have thrown a few hurdles in the way of the business, new styles of beer and increasing footfall have seen things go from strength to strength.

New post: Nik Antona will take over from Jackie Parker as CAMRA chair

CAMRA chair steps down

By Nikkie Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chair Jackie Parker is stepping down from the post after a year in the role.

Hitting back: many licensees have responded to low-scoring reviews

Operators who have hit back at TripAdvisor reviews

By Nikkie Sutton

Licensees are under no illusion on the benefits and challenges TripAdvisor brings and while some operators don’t respond to disgruntled customers, others want to have their say. We take a look at a few of the responses pub owners have given to customers...