All news articles for June 2019

Coming soon: Ye Olde Six Bells Horley to reopen in autumn

Burnt out historic M&B pub Ye Olde Six Bells to reopen in autumn

By Nicholas Robinson

Vintage Inns pub the Ye Olde Six Bells in Surrey, which dates back to the 9th century, is expected to reopen this autumn following a full refurbishment after it was ravaged by fire last month, The Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Waste not: pubs are encouraging consumer sustainability by promoting themselves as places to fill up water bottles

How pubs are helping reduce plastic pollution

By Emily Hawkins

Thousands of pubs are now promoting themselves as points for people to refill their water bottles, as awareness of plastic pollution increases on the agenda of businesses.

Brand appeal: drinkers have a small portfolio of go-to brands according to Watneys’ Nick Whitehurst

‘Vast majority of drinkers buy brands over beer’

By Stuart Stone

Watneys Beer director Nick Whitehurst explains that while drink producers need to care ‘deeply and passionately’ about their product, consumers increasingly prioritise tried, tested and recognisable brands.

Community spirit: the return of The Plunkett Foundation's More Than a Pub programme means an extra £2.2m worth of funding for local communities

£2.2m pledged to save local pubs

By Stuart Stone

The Plunkett Foundation has announced a revamp of its ‘More Than a Pub’ programme, meaning an extra £2.2m worth of funding to support communities seeking control of their local pubs