All news articles for March 2020

Duty bound: former Bake Off winner Candice Brown explains why she’s trapped in an upside-down pint glass and gives her take on the trade

Big Interview – in association with Long Live the Local

'Boris Johnson seems to enjoy a pint. It’s time to help us'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Since winning TV show The Great British Bake Off, Candice Brown has not rested on her laurels and one of her latest objectives is to take the fight to save pubs to the Government.

Total invasion: a customer complained that the cameras in a JDW pub invaded her privacy

JDW vows to continue CCTV use in toilets

By Alice Leader

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has apologised for making a female customer feel “uncomfortable” after she noticed CCTV in the pub’s toilets, but the pubco defends its right to have them for the prevention of crime and disorder.

Called off: Greene King distribution and production employees will not walk out this week after a pay agreement was reached

Greene King strikes cancelled

By Emily Hawkins

Strikes at Greene King warehouses have been called off after a pay agreement was reached this week.

Noise issues: Mumbli is bidding to make all venues, including pubs and restaurants, easier on the ears of customers

Loud noise forces 80% of customers to leave a pub

By Alice Leader

A new study shows eight out of 10 people have cut their visit to a pub, restaurant, or café short because of noise, with 75% of people saying they would eat out more often if venues were quieter, according to the charity Action on Hearing Loss.

Berry cool: gin brand Bombay Sapphire has released its first coloured gin with a blackberry variant

Bombay Sapphire launches berry gin

By Emily Hawkins

Premium gin brand Bombay Sapphire has released a berry flavoured variant, as flavoured gins continue to drive growth in the category.

Growing portfolio: the new variant will be available this week (12 March)

Kopparberg launches new gin flavour

By Nikkie Thatcher

Swedish drinks supplier Kopparberg has announced a new flavour to its gin portfolio – Passionfruit & Orange – which will be available this month (12 March).

28 days later: death or insolvency ends the licence

Top tips: don’t let your premises licence lapse

By Poppleston Allen

A premises licence is a precious asset – lose it and not only will you lose precious trade in the intervening period but you have no guarantee that an application for a new licence will be granted with the same hours and conditions.

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