All news articles for February 2019

Slow down: the rate of pub closures have fallen from 18 to 14 a week (image credit: Phaustov/gettyimages.co.uk)

Pub closures slow to 14 a week

By Nikkie Sutton

There are now 14 pubs closing a week, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – a drop of four per week compared to last year.

Bend the rules: How has pub marketing and advertising changed?

How has pub marketing changed?

By Emma Eversham

There are so many rules around advertising now, be them from the Advertising Standards Authority or the Portman Group. Here we highlight some of the defining moments in marketing and advertising and look at how regulation and legislation has changed the...

All grown up: the team at the Botanist in Coventry, 'have high standards, work hard, innovate relentlessly and smile a lot'

My Pub: The Botanist, Coventry

By Robert Mann

At a time when the happiness and wellbeing of communities is threatened by pub closures, the latest branch of the Botanist demonstrates what a modern operator has to deal with these days. Sales manager Laura Gardner explains.

Think pink: sales of flavoured and pink gin on the up

Pink gin’s on-trade value rockets

By Nicholas Robinson

Pink gin generated record sales across the UK last year, as punters fill their glasses to the brim with the fruity liquid.