All news articles for July 2019

In the pink: Mermaid Gin is launching a new pink variant to meet consumer demand

Mermaid Gin debuts pink variant

By Robert Mann

Just three months after the successful relaunch of Mermaid Gin, Isle of Wight Distillery has introduced its first ever pink gin.

Barriers to progress: a survey shows small and medium businesses have been slow to cut down on single-use plastics

Small businesses struggling to cut out plastics

By Emily Hawkins

Small businesses have struggled to cut down on single-use plastics – with just under one third of small hospitality companies having opted for more sustainable alternatives.

Interactive strategy: whether it's via darts of computer games, keep 'em entertained

Ready player one: How have pub games evolved?

By Gary Lloyd

In the past a drink and a game of dominoes was all a pub had to do to keep a regular’s custom. Now the bar is set much higher and the expected experience is key.

Previous experience: Kanwar Gurmohan worked at Jamie Oliver Restaurants for six years

Former Jamie Oliver Restaurants chef takes on pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Jamie Oliver Restaurants’ former operations chef Kanwar Gurmohan has taken on the lease of a Surrey pub and is undertaking a joint £272,000 refurbishment of the site.

Dream team: Martyn Cozens says his staff members are what keeps the business at the top

Little interview

Martyn Cozens: beer is our passion

By Robert Mann

With more than 350 years of brewing heritage, combined with a lasting connection to drinkers and a healthy dose of modern business is what makes, according to Molson Coors, a leading global brewer.

Future prediction: managed, branded and franchised pubs have been forecast to drive 1.9% growth

Managed pubs will drive sector growth in 2019

By Emily Hawkins

The UK pub market will reach a value of £23bn this year, up 1.9% from 2018, according to a prediction from foodservice and hospitality research agency MCA Insight.

Close-knit village: The Hail Weston Community Pub Society refused to allow the last pub disappear and now owns it

My Pub: the Royal Oak, Hail Weston, Cambridgeshire

By Gary Lloyd

The Royal Oak has become a standard bearer of pubs but it was almost a pub that never meant to be. Tony Baker, one of The Hail Weston Pub Company directors, reveals all about the fight the community took on.

Moving forward: David Hancock founded Inn Places four years ago

The Epicurean Club acquires Inn Places

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Epicurean Club has bought travel accommodation website Inn Places with a view to creating the “largest direct marketing channel and booking platform for premium inns and pubs”.