All news articles for April 2019

On the up: rum sales in the on-trade are increasing

Rum sales now worth £1bn

By Nikkie Sutton

Sales of rum are continuing to rise with almost 35m bottles sold worth more than £1bn in 2018, according to new figures.

Inaugural review: Kelly Tolhurst (right) revealed the first statutory review of the pubs code and its adjudicator on 30 April

Government launches first pubs code review

By Stuart Stone

Small business minister Kelly Tolhurst MP has revealed that the Government has launched its first statutory review of the pubs code and pubs code adjudicator.

Tragic event: a customer died after choking while dining at the Barley Mow in Friskney, Lincolnshire (image credit: Alex McGregor)

Diner chokes to death on pub lunch

By Nikkie Sutton

A customer at a Lincolnshire pub died after he choked on his lunch earlier this year (13 January) a coroner has confirmed.

Big investment: JDW has pumped millions into an Irish venue (image: Ian S, Geograph)

JDW to open pub following €3m investment

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to open a new site in Carlow, Ireland, after a €3m (£2.6m) investment alongside the creation of 65 new jobs.

Upcoming event: the next MA500 is on 16 May in Manchester

MA500 study tour for Manchester unveiled

By Nikkie Sutton

Next month, Manchester will play host to the MA500 business club conference and study tour and we can now reveal the vibrant venues included.

Bridge the gap: Amstel brand ambassador Jeff Bridges

Amstel signals millions of on-trade spend

By Nicholas Robinson

Heineken is set to spend millions of pounds to activate its Amstel lager in the on-trade as part of a £7m advertising campaign featuring actor Jeff Bridges, which launches today.

Inn on the act: The Coach & Horses will stage a play starring television actor Robert Bathurst (image: Tom Howard)

Soho pub to stage play amid battle over lease

By Emily Hawkins

A London pub will stage a play about a past patron to celebrate the site’s cultural presence as part of a campaign against Fuller’s plans to take back the lease.