All news articles for October 2019

I keg your pardon: it is vital that pub staff know how the cellar works and can ensure beer reaches the consumer’s glass in mint condition

Hints and tips for working with local breweries

By Stuart Stone

There’s more to greasing the wheels between pubs and brewers than paying bills on time. Here, we look at how a licensee can build a better relationship with local brewers and the difficulties faced if you are not free of tie.

Counting calories: alcohol drink producers explain why consumers aren’t seeing more low-calorie products in pubs

Don’t miss out on the low-cal alcohol revolution

By Alice Leader

With abstinence to alcohol becoming more ‘mainstream’ among young adults and fuelling the growth of low-and-no alcohol products, some operators may be missing out on an opportunity in the low-calorie sector.

Different class: there is money to be made through premium products

The beer report 2019

Premiumisation pouring an extra £380m into pub coffers

By Phil Mellows

As people become more health-conscious, beer volumes have dropped but customers are prepared to pay more for what they do drink – here is the analysis of the latest beer statistics.

My word is bond: BrewDog has relaunched an alternative way of investing in the business

BrewDog announces new bond

By Nikkie Thatcher

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has joined forces with Crowdcube to introduce a new fixture income investment, which will be launched later this month (October).

Making waves: the Boat Inn chef-owner Liam Dillon always wanted to open a high-class gastropub

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

How to create an award-winning gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

After just two-and-a-half years, Liam Dillon – chef-owner of Lichfield’s the Boat Inn – has established an admirable reputation for his Staffordshire gastropub.

Urgent work: Sometimes no one will be aware that a premises has been operating illegally for years

Beware of insolvency complexities

By Poppleston Allen

We have recently been involved in several cases where the premises licence has lapsed by virtue of the licence holder becoming insolvent or being dissolved.

Not meating standards: the majority of people surveyed think vegan pub food is ‘average’

Pubs must improve vegan game

By Emily Hawkins

Consumers are not impressed with the vegan food offerings at pubs, according to new research, and the industry has been urged to up its game.

Double standards: the Kings Arms sits on the ground floor while the adjoining Popworld brand is on the level above

My Pub: the Kings Arms, Morecambe, Lancashire

By Simon Longbottom

Adam Hulme took over the Kings Arms as general manager almost a year ago and has seen it through a million-pound transformation. Here, he tells Stonegate boss Simon Longbottom what makes the pub tick and where he’d like the pubco to invest in its future.

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