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Can Boris Johnson become the pub saviour?

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Good for pubs? Boris Johnson has been busy since he has become Prime Minister
Good for pubs? Boris Johnson has been busy since he has become Prime Minister
The new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a relatively good record when it comes to tackling issues in the on-trade, The Morning Advertiser’s managing editor Nicholas Robinson revealed in the latest issue of the magazine.

Johnson was voted the politician most trusted to run a pub in a Campaign for Real Ale survey in 2016.

The previous year, he outlined a plan to help London’s 33 local authorities to protect pubs from being lost where possible. This was the first time the role of pubs was recognised in the London Plan.

While Johnson is busy sorting out Brexit, The Morning Advertiser ​took a look at what the biggest pub companies have invested during the financial headwinds of the past couple of years.

More than half a billion pounds has been invested into UK pubs by some of the nation’s largest pub companies.

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Also in the issue:

Televised sport

England Test cricket bowler Stuart Broad discusses how business is going at his co-owned pubco the Cat & Wickets.


Multiple operator Rocket Leisure targets a fourth landing.

Whisky masterclass

The versatility of whisky means breaking away from the stereotypes.

Pre-batch cocktails

Making great cocktails need not be a time-consuming affair. Here we look at ways to increase speed yet maintain the highest quality.

Top 50 Cocktail Bars

Who has taken the crown this year and which other amazing venues are toasting their efforts to make it on to this exclusive list?

Food safety

Ensuring customers are safe is the most important thing in the hospitality sector – and it’s not only about the allergens.

Customer service

Heed the lessons of great service to maintain and bring in custom.

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