All news articles for January 2024

Strong festive trading: Amber Taverns targets 185 sites by the end of 2024 (Pictured: The Railway in Caerphilly, South Wales)

Amber Taverns reports strong festive trading

By Shwetali Sapte

Amber Taverns has reported strong trading over the festive period across its pub portfolio, with like-for-like sales up 20% in the period spanning 18 December to 1 January 2024.

Overnight stays: Voucher sales for pub accommodation website soar (Credit: Getty/ Kathrin Ziegler)

Pub accommodation predicted to grow in 2024

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs with rooms website Stay In A Pub has predicted pub accommodation to grow in 2024 after it reported a 50% increase in voucher sales over the Christmas period.

New products: this week's round up features Lucky Saint, Kingfisher and The Busker Irish Whiskey

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Kingfisher unveils new zero alcohol variant

By Rebecca Weller

This month's round-up features new products from Kingfisher, Lucky Saint, Hattingley Valley, Two Tribes Brewery, Hive Mind and The Busker Irish Whiskey.

Community hero: the Millhouse licensee Lisa Leyland says the support for Luke Littler brings the community together

Darts star Luke Littler is pride of Joseph Holt pub

By Gary Lloyd

Darts sensation Luke Littler was the centre of attention for fans of the sport across the world last night (3 January) but it was particularly special for his bartending older brother Leon.

De minimis nonsense: operators brand the introduction of pints of wine in pubs as

Pint of wine sales 'distraction from real issues'

By Rebecca Weller

Operators across the sector have branded the concept of selling pints of wine in the on-trade as a “peculiar distraction” from more pressing issues and an attempt to “scrape” some “benefit” to Brexit.

Kicking off 2024: James Watt wants to make January 'as painless as possible'

£1 burgers and pizzas at BrewDog bars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

From 3 January, BrewDog is offering customers burgers and pizzas for a quid as part of a ‘buy one, get one £1’ deal at any of their UK sites.

Bargain: JDW drops food and drink prices in a January sale

JDW launches January sale

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is rolling out a nationwide sale at more than 800 of its pubs to welcome in the new year, and £1.99 pints are on the cards.

Cumbrian charm: the Black Bull and co-owners Nina Matsunaga and James Ratcliffe (all photos credit: Amanda Farnese-Heath Photography)

MY PUB

My Pub: the Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria

By Gary Lloyd

The Black Bull has been a place of great repute for a few years now – vying for a host of prestigious awards with food being its speciality.

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