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Top gong: the Red Lion & Sun took home the title of the best pub in the country at the 2018 Great British Pub Awards

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Licensee takes award-winning gastropub to the park

By Nikkie Thatcher

Heath Ball, operator of the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London, is delivering drinks to customers in a local park in a bid to reach more people and become ‘London’s largest beer garden’.

Prepared: the Government outlines measures for coronavirus preparation in its Budget

Budget 2020

Pubs win in Budget 2020 with significant financial support

By Nicholas Robinson

Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.

Pub view: live coverage of the Spring Budget

Budget 2020

Budget 2020 – Duty increase on beer, cider, wine and spirits frozen

By MA Reporters

Freeze on alcohol duties and business rates on pubs with rateable value under £51,000 abolished. Plus, national living wage to rise to £10.50 per hour by 2024. Here is a blow-by-blow account of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's first Budget.

On the grapevine: how wine can become your point of difference versus your rivals

Vine-tuning your pub’s wine offer

By Emily Hawkins

With some reports suggesting wine sales are down, what can pubs do to revive their offers and ensure they are making the most of the drink?

Launch roulette: Rebel Pi founder and former contestant on The Apprentice Jackie Fast proved the best at pitching ideas at Drink Tank and has been busy producing ice wine

Drink Tank

Launch Roulette: Grape news on ice

By Emily Hawkins

Rebel Pi founder and former contestant on The Apprentice Jackie Fast proved that producing ice wine was a cool idea by winning the honour of ‘best pitch’ at the inaugural Drink Tank

Sales shifts: Champagne sales have dipped while Prosecco and English sparkling wine have enjoyed growth

English sparkling wine sales fizz

By Emily Hawkins

Champagne sales in pubs have dropped in the past year with consumers looking to other varieties of sparkling wines instead.

Crunching the numbers: an in-depth look at the best performing brands and variants in every beverage category in the on-trade

Drinks list 2020

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2020

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting to grips with data in The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 will give operators a head start in formulating successful drinks menus.

Wine spill: operators could take advantage of decline in wine sales

Wine sales plummet £146m in the on-trade

By Alice Leader

Wine sales have slipped by £146m within the on-trade in the past year, with 17% of consumers saying they are drinking less wine than they were a year ago.

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