All news articles for December 2019

Christmas trouble: police crack down on crime in pubs to create a merrier Christmas

Troublemakers can expect 13-month pub ban

By Alice Leader

Cumbria Police are knuckling down on drink-fuelled trouble in pubs and clubs across Whitehaven by implementing a bar ban for troublesome customers, spanning both this Christmas and next.

Staff targets: mentors and mentees will work together to help boost female progression in the business

Stonegate launches female mentoring scheme

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stonegate Pub Company has unveiled a female mentoring programme in a bid to push the representation of women in leadership roles across the group.

Christmas spirit: pubs across the UK are pushing the boat out to provide something extra this Christmas

Are these the UK’s most Christmassy pubs?

By Alice Leader

From a pub that boasts 100 Christmas trees to another that has a real-life reindeer in the garden, CAMRA is celebrating its 12 Pubs of Christmas, each offering something special for the festive season.

Day after polling: the drinks industry calls on Conservatives to honour their election pledges

Trade reacts to Conservative election win

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub industry bodies have reacted to the Conservative Party winning the general election today (13 December), and called on the Government to consider the trade moving forward.

Talking to a friend: Jackie Parker, a Licensed Trade Charity volunteer, expresses her need to help others

How to overcome loneliness in the run-up to Christmas

By Nicholas Robinson

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely but almost two-thirds feel uncomfortable admitting to it, according to research by the British Red Cross and Co-Op.

Social-friendly: small biz owners make changes to their sites to be more appealing on social media

Operators alter sites for social media

By Alice Leader

Social media is proving to have quite an impact on small businesses as operators reshape their sites to make them more visually enticing.

Mouse in the bar: environmental health officers also visited the pub following the rodent sighting

JDW pub closed after mouse spotted

By Nikkie Thatcher

A JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub in Essex was closed for a short period after a mouse was discovered, which the pub group put down to local building activity.

Sublime food: the Kentish Hare is unlikely to be the Tanners’ final site

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

Hare’s to 20 more years

By Nicholas Robinson

After two decades in the biz and five years at their gastropub the Kentish Hare, chef brothers James and Chris Tanner have a desire to hop into another pub site.

Growing trends: 'the big drink trends developing in 2019 centre around sustainable cocktails, craft fruit beers, no-and-low alcohol spirits and wine in cans,' according to Adrian Taylor, head of on-trade for Roust

Which drinks trends have caught on in 2019?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Whether your customers still love their beer or perhaps a spirit, while others may not indulge in alcohol at all, there have been plenty of trends to take advantage of this year.

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