Soft & Hot Drinks

Champions: Spoken in Devon won Best Spirits Pub/Bar at the Great British Pub Awards

Drinks trends

Drinks Trends: what was big in 2016 and what is to come

By Nikkie Sutton

We all know that gin and craft beer are the big movers and shakers in drinks trends right now. But what else is making the ground move for licensees, and what’s around the corner?

Not so soft: some pubs are making a mint from soft drinks sales

In association with CCEP

How important are soft drinks to pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

A quarter of sales come from soft drinks in many pubs, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has learned during a Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) Pub & Bar Tour. Here, we take a look at the pubs and bars making a mint from softs.

Retro lads: the men behind Suede

In association with CCEP

Suede, Nottingham’s 1990s-themed bar

By Nicholas Robinson

A 1980s/90s retro theme is pulling in the punters to an eaterie in Nottingham, with Coca-Cola lending a hand with a neon sign and its iconic glass bottles.

Glasgow's club, bar and restaurant

In association with CCEP

The Òran Mór, Glasgow

By Nicholas Robinson

Sandy Gourlay knows a thing or two about catering for almost 2,000 customers on a busy night and has seen an ongoing uplift in soft drink sales at Glasgow pub Òran Mór.

How responsible are you? The Riverside promotes the Designated Driver Offer

In association with CCEP

How the Riverside pub in Avon works

By Nicholas Robinson

Putting a much stronger soft drinks offer in place has helped one operator in rural Avon encourage drivers to do the right thing on a night out.

New Queen Inn owner Will Everingham

In association with CCEP

Inside the New Queen Inn, Christchurch

By Nicholas Robinson

Destination pubs encounter problems not faced by others in built-up areas, but one operator based in deepest Dorset is using location to his advantage.

People relied on soft drinks as herbal remedies at one point in our history

In association with CCEP

How soft drinks started

By Nicholas Robinson

Softs have played an important role in society for centuries, but their history and value is too often overlooked. There’s a lot more to soft drinks than first meets the eye.

Sugar warning: pubs to be pressured into making food healthier

Legislation

Pubs to be ‘shamed’ into sugar reduction by Government

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs and other food and drink-serving outlets will be "shamed" into reducing the sugar content of their food by the Government, warns health secretary Jeremy Hunt and Public Health England (PHE) chief executive Duncan Selbie.

Hot and spicy: Adding heat and spice to your soft drinks in the colder months will keep things current

Soft drinks

Soft drinks heat up for the winter

By Sara Hussein

Summer will soon be fading and punters are going to be looking for drinks to excite them in the colder, darker months. While the alcohol categories have this covered, soft drinks are often associated with the summer only. Here’s how to keep your soft...

Bitter taste: the impact of a soft drinks tax analysed

Legislation

How the sugar tax ‘will hit the pub’

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators assuming the sugar tax won’t affect their businesses are in for a sharp shock, a leading industry expert has warned ahead of the tax’s implementation in 2018 and urges the Government to reconsider.

Profit booster: reap the rewards of a premium drinks offer

Premium

Top-end tipples: premiumise your drinks offer

By Nicholas Robinson

With the premium drinks category now worth more to the on-trade than ever before, here’s how you can take stock of your offer and navigate the busy waters of products on offer, Michelle Perrett reports