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Test findings: the research shows seven in 10 beer and wine servings were short measures (image: Getty/	HRAUN)

‘In no way do pubs want to be accused of short serving’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs don’t want to be accused of short serving their customers, one trade body has said in response to the results of research which claimed more than two thirds of beer and wine servings were short measured.

Top tips: Poppleston Allen shares how pubs can prepare for a summer of sport (Credit:Getty/Anchiy)

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Top tips for being a good sport this summer

By Joe Harvey, associate solicitor, Poppleston Allen

The recent appearance of that large yellow ball in the sky over battered isles means the return of the Great British Summer and with that a summer chock full of sporting events guaranteed to have customers flocking to your beer gardens and big screen...

Boundless possibilities: BBPA Pint Tech conference looked at the benefits of technology and AI for pubs (Pictured: Emma McClarkin)

Pubs urged to embrace AI to 'futureproof' sector

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs need to dive headfirst into embracing technology, in particular AI, to “futureproof” themselves and be prepared to fulfil the needs of the next generation of customers.

Sales boost and high-end predictions: All Bar One (pictured) is one of M&B's brands

M&B lfl sales up 7% and buys Pesto Restaurants

By Gary Lloyd

Mitchells & Butlers has claimed to be outperforming the market in like-for-like (lfl) sales and expects its annual results to be at the top end of its forecasts.

Expert insight: Lumina Intelligence's Maggie Davis highlights top trends shaping the pub sector

3 key trends shaping the pub market

By Nikkie Thatcher

Utilising space, tapping into experiences and drinks innovation are three trends operators should be showcasing in their businesses, one expert urged.

Excuses made: often a change of plans will see a booking cancelled or result in a no-show (credit: Getty/SolStock)

Top 5 reasons for no-shows

By Gary Lloyd

One in five hospitality guests fail to turn up for a reservation because they booked multiple venues to ensure they would get in somewhere.

What does the Fox say? pub licensee Andy King has plenty of events going on for his customers

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My Pub: The Fox, Birmingham

By Gary Lloyd

Andy King has been at the helm of the Fox on Lower Essex Street in Birmingham since 1997 and is the longest serving publican in the city’s gay village.

Positive trading figures: Thornbridge reports 18% uplift in sales during Q1 2024 (Credit:Getty/andresr)

Thornbridge sales up 18% in Q1 2024

By Rebecca Weller

Multi-site pub operator and brewer Thornbridge has announced “positive trading figures” in its latest update.

Rocket fuel: Andrew Fishwick tells MA Leaders attendees why he started acquisition and investment vehicle Hestia

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Fishwick: 'We want to add rocket fuel to businesses'

By Rebecca Weller

Andrew Fishwick wants to add “rocket fuel” to firms and champion the sector amid falling confidence from shareholders with new acquisition and investment vehicle, Hestia PLC.

Drinks Masterclass: A lookback on top tips and recipes from the series (Credit: Getty/	skynesher)

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Drinks Masterclass top tips round-up

By Rebecca Weller

With the most recent Drinks Masterclass series having come to a close, we’ve taken a look back at some of the top tips and recipes featured.

Cautiously optimistic: OakNorth predicts boost to trade from June onwards in inaugural report (Credit: Getty/jpa1999)

OakNorth shares 'cautious optimism' for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Firms should be “cautiously optimistic” with a summer of sport set to boost trade after a challenging six months, according to the inaugural Hospitality Tracker Report from OakNorth bank.

Priority: cost burden's need rebalancing as vacancies rise (Credit:Getty/Charday Penn)

Vacancies up 15% on pre-pandemic levels

By Rebecca Weller

Rebalancing cost burdens across the hospitality sector needs to be a “priority” as vacancies remain stubbornly above pre-pandemic levels.