All news articles for September 2019

Local menus: Diageo's Ketel One Vodka has challenged bartenders to create sustainable drinks

One-mile sourcing competition for bartenders

By Emily Hawkins

Premium vodka brand Ketel One has challenged bartenders to make a cocktail menu using ingredients that are sourced within one square mile of their site.

The perfect match: according to a new report, pubs contribute £40m to grassroots sport

Pubs contribute £40m to grassroots sport

By Stuart Stone

A report examining the link between the on-trade and grassroots sport has revealed pubs contribute, on average, more than £1,000 each to nearby clubs each year.

Out with the old: new look for Old Speckled Hen

New look for Old Speckled Hen

By Nicholas Robinson

Greene King-owned ale brand Old Speckled Hen has revealed its new look, along with a reimagined font design and glassware.

Dropping down: wine sales across the on-trade have fallen

Wine sales still in decline

By Nikkie Thatcher

Total wine and Champagne volume sales in the UK remain in decline and have dropped by 2.4% year on year in pubs, according to new figures.

Cost of sport: should pubs charge an entrance fee, or introduce a minimum spend, for customers watching live TV sport?

Should pubs charge customers to watch live sport?

By Stuart Stone

After a photo emerged on social media of a pub charging customers an entrance fee to watch televised sport – which entitled them to two drinks at the bar – The Morning Advertiser asked whether or not it was something that other operators would get on...

Family business: (l-r) Robinsons pub division MD William Robinson and beer division MD Oliver Robinson

Robinsons reports record turnover of £75.5m

By Nikkie Thatcher

North-west-based brewer and operator Robinsons has reported a rise in turnover of 6.1% to a record £75.5m for the year ending 31 December 2018 – up from £71.2m the previous year.

Early pay day: the scheme will boost staff retention and recruitment, says Stonegate’s Tim Painter

Early pay day for Stonegate staff

By Emily Hawkins

Stonegate Pub Company has partnered with an app that means pub staff can access some of their wages at any point before the next pay day.

Bugs challenge: the Eagle hosts charity event where participants ate creepy crawlies

Pub hosts bush tucker trial for charity

By Nicholas Robinson

A spin-off of the I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! bush tucker trial was hosted by a north-east pub to raise money for the Princess Ellie charity.

Hot treats: the new snacking range aims to pair food with craft beer

£8.1m snacking opportunity for pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

A new brand of hot bar snacks has claimed it will provide pub and bar operators with an £8.1m incremental opportunity in a bid to help operators build on craft beer and snacking occasions.

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