All news articles for January 2020

Career change: 'there is simply nothing better than the buzz of a busy pub,' according to Brendan Padfield of the Unruly Pig in Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Teaching a pig some new tricks

By Brendan Padfield

After spending 33 years as a solicitor, Brendan Padfield – now owner of the Unruly Pig in Woodbridge, Suffolk - had a dramatic career change and became a publican.

Try something new: the nationwide campaign has encouraged people to support their local pubs this month

How have pubs been encouraging Tryanuary?

By Emily Hawkins

A nationwide campaign has encouraged people to make a trip to their local pub during ‘Tryanuary’ to try a new drink, even if they are not drinking alcohol.

Time at the bar: a council will not grant extended opening hours after neighbours complained about noise

Publican loses battle to extend opening hours

By Alice Leader

A council has rejected a publican’s application to extend a pub’s opening hours after neighbouring residents warned it would worsen the existing “nightmare of noise” and disruption.

Government rule: workers benefit but pubs have to pay the wages

Licensees may make sacrifices over wage increases

By Alice Leader

While workers will receive a greater reward for their hard work through upcoming national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) increases, could this put pressure on operators in a time of great economic uncertainty?

On-trade targeted: Ryan Fritsch is ‘hugely excited’ to take on his new role at Budweiser Brewing Group

Budweiser takes on new on-trade sales director

By Alice Leader

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, a part of AB InBev, has announced Ryan Fritsch as its new on-trade sales director, who will be pushing on-trade sales across Budweiser Brewing Group’s entire portfolio.

Building bridges: the fundraiser has accepted the pub’s apology and donation after he was asked to leave during his charity walk (image credit; flickr.com/photos/darkdwarf)

‘Speedo Mick’ accepts Punch’s apology

By Alice Leader

An unfortunate misunderstanding that resulted in an avid Speedo-wearing fundraiser being asked to leave a pub during his 1,000-mile charity walk, has been resolved.

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