All news articles for June 2019

Advice withdrawn: the PCA has withdrawn statutory advice on rent dispute clauses and Calderbank letters published in July 2017

Pub group’s anger as PCA withdraws statutory advice

By Stuart Stone

Chair of the British Pub Confederation and former MP Greg Mulholland believes the withdrawal of statutory advice makes the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby’s position “untenable”.

Reputation: is your online reputation right?

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How to manage social media reviews

By The Morning Advertiser

Social media and review sites means a pub’s reputation is under constant scrutiny. Hospitality marketers from the pub and restaurant sector met to discuss how businesses can manage their online reputations and enhance them.

Wine and shine: Sandro Bottega says the UK is set to enter a new era of Prosecco premiumisation

Prosecco bubble hasn’t burst yet, says Bottega boss

By Robert Mann

The founder of Prosecco producer Bottega has bitten back at claims that the UK has reached ‘peak Prosecco’ and shared his thoughts on why quality is of the utmost importance to the category.

Flying colours: choosing the best plates to ensure your settings are Insta-ready

What tableware should you use in your pub?

By Phil Mellows

The first bite of a meal is with the eye so make sure your food is served on ‘Instagrammable’ plates with the appropriate cutlery to give the best impression possible.

On the up: weekend pub visits have returned to growth

Weekend pub visits rise 2.8%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Brits visiting a pub at the weekend have increased by 2.8% over the 12 months to 30 April 2019, while weekday visits have dropped by 0.2% new data has found.

New role: James Calder will become SIBA boss next month (1 July)

SIBA appoints new chief executive

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has appointed a new chief executive James Calder, replacing Mike Benner who is leaving to head up the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Expensive taste: Northern Ireland is the region where drinkers expect to pay the most for a standard pint

Priciest beer regions revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ahead of Beer Day Britain tomorrow (15 June), personal finance experts have polled the UK to find out how much people would expect to pay for a pint of lager or craft beer.

Security: who is policing the streets?

How much do pub staff police the streets?

By Robert Mann

Operators, especially those with multiple sites, are spending big to ensure customer safety, on door staff as well as CCTV focusing on the streets outside. With police funding under constant pressure, who is really policing our streets?

Down the rabbit hole: Jessica Tomkinson runs the Mad Hatter

A look at the Mad Hatter in Oxford

By Gary Lloyd

You may think you’ve gone mad at this speakeasy-style pub and licensee Jessica Tomkinson may well agree, but let me tell you something, the best people usually have