Beer

Positive outlook: chief executive Jonathan Neame

No room for mediocre pubs, says Shepherd Neame boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Shepherd Neame’s focus on revitalising its managed pub estate through investment and acquisition has provided great profits for the Kent-based operator, but that does not signal the demise of the independents.

Cask beer: What price is right?

Cask beer: What price is right?

By Sophie Atherton

How sustainable is cut-price cask beer, and what is the wider effect on the industry? The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the role of price in securing cask’s future

Educational: there are a huge range of books about for sale about beer

Six beer books to help educate your bar staff

By James Beeson

Last week, the Campaign for Real Ale released its 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide. The guide contains 4,500 of the “best real ale pubs in the UK” and information on every real ale brewery currently operating and its key beers.

Sales slow down: managed pubs have suffered recently

Managed pub, bar and restaurant sales slow down

By James Beeson

Like-for-like sales in Britain’s pub, bar and restaurant groups were ahead just 0.2% nationally compared to last August, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Expert advice: beer sommelier Jane Peyton on how beer training for staff can benefits sales

Why it pays to educate your bar staff in beer

By Claire Churchard

Jane Peyton, beer writer and founder of the School of Booze, explains why educated bar staff can pave the way to higher profits for pubs and why paying more for quality beer is worth every penny. The Morning Advertiser caught up with her ahead of her...