All news articles for June 2019

Outside edge: Cricket legend Mike Gatting (left) with Garth Warren of the Pavilion End

Standing the test of time

By Stuart Stone

Although the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral might not seem the most natural spot for a cricket-themed sport pub, the Pavilion End’s general manager Garth Warren runs a big hitter in the big city

Opportunity knocks: Use your temporary event notices well

Top tips: making the most of the UK summer

By Poppleston Allen

In the UK, we are unfortunate not to get a consistent summer of good weather. So it’s crucial for operators to try and maximise every sunny spell possible for that extra trade it can bring in.

The joy of pubs: Licensing committees are often too quick to dismiss a pub, which can bring a lot to an area

‘The only really quiet pub is a closed pub’

By Poppleston Allen

While the message that pubs play an important role within communities is increasingly appreciated at Government level, it has not always trickled down to local authorities.

Saucy request: operators have their say on charging customers for additional gravy (image credit: Griffin24/

Should you charge diners for extra gravy?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Following a Twitter debate about a Merseyside restaurant charging £1 for gravy, The Morning Advertiser spoke with operators to find out if they had a policy on making diners pay for extras.

Safety warning: top tips on avoiding listeria in food at your premises (image: Getty images)

How not to kill your customers with listeria

By Nikkie Thatcher

Experts have given advice on how pub kitchens can avoid becoming a haven for listeria following an outbreak where hospital patients died after eating sandwiches.

Perfectionism: customers will begin to justify premium price tags if you get your perfect serve right

What makes a perfect serve?

By Robert Mann

Getting your range of drinks is, of course, crucial but making sure you serve them correctly and with elegance will help maintain and even grow custom.

A leap of faith: Gareth Bath describes the multi-million pound Curious Brewery as a ‘cathedral of beer’

Big interview

Curious Brewery is as disruptive as anyone

By Stuart Stone

The difference between punk idealists BrewDog and Chapel Down’s Curious Brewery is not quite as vast as one might believe. Gareth Bath explains what’s happening with his new calling

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