All news articles for December 2019

Pack leader: the Dog at Wingham leads the pack with its pub-restaurant-rooms offer

My Pub: The Dog at Wingham, Kent

By Gary Lloyd

Creative Marilyn Brigden had designs on owning a hotel. So when fate brought the opportunity of rolling a pub, restaurant and hotel into one, she seized the chance. Here, her son Marc Brigden – co-owner – tells us about the strength of the bite at the...

Numbers game: a net rise in the number of licensed premises has bucked the trend of pub closures

Pub numbers ‘rise for first time in 10 years’

By Alice Leader

It’s nothing new that many UK pubs and bars have struggled and have been forced to shut their doors over the years, but for the first time in a decade, the number of licensed premises is on the rise.

On the rise: Asking for off-sales to be permitted is being questioned more

Concern over off-sales applications

By Poppleston Allen

Twice recently, I have been asked, in all seriousness in making a licensing application for both on and off-sales: “Why do you want off-sales?”

Brew regime: It turns out that you can strike up a pretty good relationship with your local wholesaler who will be happy to look after your cellar equipment, says Sam Cornwall-Jones

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Beat the brewer (a game for all the family and staff)

By Sam Cornwall-Jones

I was under the impression you must always have a ‘majority brewer’ on your bar so that they look after your cellar equipment, says Sam Cornwall-Jones, owner/proprietor of the Drawing Board, Warwickshire.

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