In fact, data experts CGA found every £1 in £5 spent on drinks in the on-trade is on gin – and flavoured gin now accounts for almost £1 in £3 spent on gin.
This issue’s spotlight focuses on security in pubs and how operators can ensure their venues are safe for customers and staff.
This includes installing knife arches, being a member of Pubwatch, door security alongside building good relationships with the local police force.
Licensing specialist Poppleston Allen outlines how CCTV and security systems have become commonplace in pubs over the past few years and highlighted that operators need to ensure outside areas are also covered by these systems.
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Also in the issue:
Online booking service Bookatable COO Kevin Stillwell delves into useful data insights for pubs and restaurants
The Premier League vs the EFL Championship – which promotes the most interest, and greater earnings potential for pubs?
Manchester’s night czar on new opportunities for the city’s night-time economy and how his role could be rolled out across the UK
More pub employees have the opportunity to learn their trade while earning thanks to the apprenticeship levy
Choosing the best plates to ensure your settings are Insta-ready
Leafy commuter-belt Surrey has much to offer aspiring pub owners
Top 50 Gastropubs:
London’s only Michelin-starred gastropub, the Harwood Arms