Rum boy rum: Ian Burrell will be giving expert advice at RumFest in October

How to make rum a drink for everyone at your pub

By Gary Lloyd

Leading voice on rum and TV presenter Ian Burrell has told pubs stocking a variety of rums according to quality will mean everyone becomes a customer because they are not being priced out.

Revved up: Shaun Craven and partner Sophie Starkey at celeb hangout Le Reve

Le Rêve cocktail bar celebrates 10th anniversary

By Gary Lloyd

Independent cocktail bar Le Rêve celebrated its 10th anniversary at the weekend and has been celebrating for the entire month of September with a packed entertainment programme.

Arkell's shows support for Cask Ale Week

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Arkell’s is on board for Cask Ale Week

By Gary Lloyd

Wiltshire-based Arkell’s Brewery is making the most of Cask Ale Week and its head brewer is keen to tell people why we should all be quaffing the beer in its finest form.

Daily Drinks Tracker: sales in managed venues 7% ahead of 2022 in week to Saturday 16 September (Credit: Getty/Royalty-free)

Drinks sales up but real-terms growth 'hard won'

By Rebecca Weller

Drinks sales in managed venues were ahead of 2022 levels for the fifth week in a row in the seven days to Saturday 16 September though real-terms growth will continue to be “hard won”.

What are you doing for Cask Ale Week?

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Bring in the customers with Cask Ale Week

By Gary Lloyd

It’s the time of year when licensees across the land need to be pushing their hand-pulled beers as Cask Ale Week begins on Thursday 21 September and runs until Sunday 1 October.

Beer cost: Most pubs charge more than £4 for a pint (Credit: Getty/ nazdravie)

82% of pubs charge over £4 for a pint

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The majority of pubs (82%) are selling pints of lager for more than £4, a recent survey by The Morning Advertiser has revealed.

'Craziness': James Watt shares the story of a rogue employee

James Watt shares story of rogue employee

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

BrewDog chief executive James Watt has shared a story of a fraudulent employee to highlight the less-talked-about side to being a CEO.

Excise duty freeze: newly elected NACM chair David Sheppy (pictured) calls for more Government support for cidermakers

New NACM chair calls for excise duty freeze

By Rebecca Weller

The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) has elected director of family-owned and Somerset-based Sheppy’s Cider, David Sheppy, as its new chair.

Nicholson's and Gipsy Hill Brewing Co collaboration for Cask Ale Week

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Nicholson’s & Gipsy Hill join forces for Cask Ale Week

By Nikkie Thatcher

Nicholson’s Pub Collection is set to partner with Gipsy Hill Brewing Co to revive the brewer’s original session IPA Hepcat for the first time in more than five years to celebrate Cask Ale Week.

New products: this week's round-up includes Captain Morgan, Dead Man's Fingers, Timothy Taylor, Luscombe, Shepherd Neame and more.


Captain Morgan enters alcohol-free category

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Captain Morgan, Dead Man's Fingers, Timothy Taylor, Luscombe, Shepherd Neame and more.

Brixton Brewery research reveals consumers want craft beer to tell a story


Brixton Brewery's research reveals consumers want craft to tell a story

By Brixton Brewery

Recent research from Brixton Brewery demonstrates that craft beer provides a real opportunity in the on-trade, with 61% of consumers preferring to purchase craft beer in this channel , and 84% saying they are happy to pay more for a craft beer vs a more...

Keep cool: BrewDog launches new weather-based discount scheme taking place this week (Pictured: BrewDog co-founder and CEO James Watt)

BrewDog launches weather-based discount scheme

By Rebecca Weller

Scottish pub operator and brewer BrewDog has announced a “cost-saving initiative” to help customers keep cool during this week’s hot weather by reducing prices of its Cold Beer in line with temperatures rises.

Greene King IPA cask sales boost for women's sport

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Greene King’s £250k pledge for women’s sport

By Gary Lloyd

Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator Greene King has pledged to donate more than £250,000 towards women’s sport after the England Lionesses’ amazing football World Cup campaign.

Building a rapport: securing guest taps in pubs crucial to success for small breweries (pictured: Titsey Brewery new taproom)


Top tips from Titsey on brewing success

By Rebecca Weller

Building a strong rapport with local communities to secure guest ale taps in pubs is crucial to the success of a small brewery, but quality and marketing are top of the list for Kent-based Titsey Brewery.

New chapter: Cleeves Palmer steps down from the Dorset-based brewery (Credit: Getty/ Monty Rakusen)

Palmers brewery boss steps down

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Palmers brewery boss Cleeves Palmer has announced that he will be retiring after more than 40 years.

What does the future hold for CAMRA?

Big Interview

'There's no silver bullet'

By Ed Bedington

With challenges facing the sector and pub closures rising, how can CAMRA play a positive role to help the sector move forward?

New products: this month's round-up includes Diageo, Double Dutch, Beavertown, Fentimans and more Smokehead


Diageo releases new Captain Morgan's flavour

By Rebecca Weller

This month's new products round-up features new serves from Diageo, Double Dutch, Beavertown, Fentimans, Smokehead, Britvic and more.

Impact of new alcohol duty rules on pubs


Thanks for next to nothing, Mr Prime Minister

By Ed Bedington

The days when Rishi Sunak was viewed as the white knight of the pub trade, riding to the rescue with furlough, VAT cuts, business rates holidays and (maybe) Eat Out To Help Out are now something of a dim and distant memory.