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Keys to the door: Dodo Pub Co boss Leo Johnson

Dodo brings portfolio up to 9 sites

By Ed Bedington

Neighbourhood pub specialists the Dodo Pub Company has announced an expansion to its operations with the takeover of the White House in Oxford.

Welcome boost: economy grew 0.4% in May (Credit:GettyJ Studios)

May GDP growth 'positive news'

By Rebecca Weller

May’s GDP boost was a welcome indication the economy is returning to sustained growth but Government action is needed to unlock the hospitality sector’s full potential.

Perfect result: Pint sales exceed expectations by 56% during Euros 2024 semi-final (Credit:Getty/FG Trade)

EXCLUSIVE: 12.5m pints poured during Euros 2024 semi-final

By Rebecca Weller

Beer sales in pubs during the Euros semi-finals finished 56% higher than previously predicted with 12.5m pints poured during the 90-minute match, data from real time market intelligence firm Oxford Partnership has revealed.

Celebration: England makes it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament (Credit:Getty/FG Trade)

Pubs celebrate as England secures place in Euros final

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs celebrated after England made it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament yesterday (Wednesday 10 Jul) and on-trade bookings for the final game soared after the final whistle.

Raising awareness: Star & Timothy Taylor joined forces to release collaborative charity brew


Star and Timothy Taylor's release charity brew

By Rebecca Weller

Star Pubs, the pub arm of Heineken UK, has joined forces with Timothy Taylor Brewery to introduce a new limited-edition cask ale in a bid to tackle loneliness.

Football fever: the BBPA predicts up to 8m pints could be consumed in the run up to and during the match this evening

4 in 10 pubs to open later for Euros semi-final

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 40% of pubs are preparing to stay open later for the Euros semi-final tonight (Wednesday 10 July) where England will fight for a place in the final against the Netherlands.

Do you need a licence to show live sport?

Questions raised around MPLC licensing calls

By Ed Bedington

Licensees have been reporting phone calls from a film and television licensing body claiming, incorrectly, that they need a licence to show the Euros tournament in pubs.

The Hound in Chiswick launches

JKS expands with third pub site

By Ed Bedington

A former police station is set to open as a leading London pub operator gears up for its third drinking and dining destination site.

How can pubs improve their design?


Creating the wow factor with pub design

By Ed Bedington

Design is key when it comes to pubs and bars, and with the ever-more competitive leisure market, it’s never been more crucial to create a space that appeals to the punters.

Record results posted by Hydes Brewery

Hydes celebrates record results

By Ed Bedington

Salford-based brewer Hydes is celebrating after results showed it had increased turnover and profitability across its business.

Bohem bring Czech twist to London pub

Czech style brought to London pub

By Ed Bedington

London-based brewer Bohem has announced the opening of their second site after taking on the lease of pub in Finsbury Park.

Marston's sells last share of brewing to Carlsberg

Marston's exits brewing to focus on pubs

By Ed Bedington

Marston’s has announced the sale of the remainder of its brewing operations as it refocuses its business to entirely focus on running its pub estate.

Jerry Brunning closes Henry Potts pub

Brunning mothballs city centre site due to WFH

By Ed Bedington

Pubs Limited, the north-west-based pub company launched by industry legend Jerry Brunning has announced the closure of its Chester site, laying the blame at the working from home culture.

Data analysis: pub and bar company insolvencies increased by 30% in the year ending 30 April (image: Getty/Alexander Sanchez)

Pub and bar insolvencies soar by 30%

By Felicity Giles

The amount of insolvencies of pub and bar companies has increased by almost a third (30%) as 784 were lost in the past year.

Significant promise: Labour pledged to reform business rates in its manifesto (Ingus Kruklitis)


Lookback at Labour's pledges during election campaign

By Rebecca Weller

After the nation elected Keir Starmer as Prime Minister, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has looked back on the pledges made by the Labour Party during the election campaign.

Top tips: Poppleston Allen issues advice on how to stay vigilant around underage drinking during the summer holidays (image: Getty/andresr)


Underage drinking: staying vigilant during summer holidays

By Paula Kioko, marketing associate, Poppleston Allen

The summer holidays bring an influx of customers to pubs and restaurants, creating a lively and bustling atmosphere. However, this busy season also comes with its own challenges, specifically the prevention of underage sales.

What's in the news 5 July

Review of the Week

'Light at the end of a gloomy tunnel'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with pub operator and top chef Gary Usher to get his take on the week's news, as the country absorbs the result of the General Election.

New site: the Queen's Head in Felixstowe aims to appeal to locals and visitors of the town who want quality food and drink in a more casual setting than a formal restaurant

Marco Pierre White opens town pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White’s new pub in Felixstowe, Suffolk has opened its doors.

Co-op anti-pub advert misses the mark


Co-op promotion a slap in the face

By Ed Bedington

While the Co-op’s decision to focus on the pub sector with its recent sniping advert might be viewed internally as a bit of “light-hearted” fun, it's gone down like a cup of cold sick with the people it’s targeting.

Work to be done: business administrations have risen (credit: Getty/okeyphotos)

NTIA: new Gov must stop rise in administrations

By Gary Lloyd

The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has demanded the incoming Government take action after research showed there has been a 16% surge in business administrations so far this year.

New products: This week's round up features an on-trade exclusive from Seven Bro7hers


Seven Bro7hers introduces fruity new beer for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round up features an on-trade exclusive from Seven Bro7hers alongside new products from Nirvana, Hooch, Greene King and more.

Co-Op Euros advert targets pubs

Co-op slammed by pubs for Euros ads

By Ed Bedington

The Co-op has come under fire from pub operators after its latest adverts urged punters to shun the pub and stay home to watch the football.

New deal: BBG to take over distribution of San Miguel in the UK from CMBC

BBG to take over San Miguel's UK distribution from CMBC

By Rebecca Weller

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company’s (CMBC) has shared its “disappointment” at Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I’s (BBG) new deal with Mahou San Miguel to distribute San Miguel in the UK.

Plenty of cheer: Euro 2024 has boosted sales at pubs (credit: Getty/monkeybusinessimages)

Knockout stages of Euros delivers for pubs

By Gary Lloyd

Pint sales in pubs have been helped by the Euros football tournament but, as with Euro 2020, the on-trade has been helped even more when the competition has reached the knockout stages.