Legal

Disparities occur: the ratings system is not as simple as it should be

How clean is your pub?

By Andrew Don

Are the UK’s food hygiene inspection schemes fit for purpose or do they have inherent weaknesses that need addressing?

Creating a 'good vibe': 'incidental' music is allowed in pub gardens

Legal Q&A: music volume and personal licences

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A with specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen looks at the regulations governing music volume and personal licence holder's with prior convictions

Requirements: make sure your staff know what to do and you are robust with allergen labelling procedures

Tragedy puts allergens in spotlight

By Poppleston Allen

You might have read recently about the case of a teenager who tragically died following an allergic reaction to sesame, an ingredient that was contained within a sandwich that she ate. This awful incident has again brought the issues of allergens into...

Destination venue: Barons Pub Company has added a freehold pub to its portfolio (Image: P L Chadwick, Geograph)

Barons Pub Co acquires £2.5m pub

By Emily Hawkins

Barons Pub Company is the new owner of a freehold destination pub in Surrey, which gives the group a larger portfolio of pubs in the region.

High street saviour: a varied night-time economy could help 'the beleaguered high street'

Pubs, bars and restaurants 'will save the high street'

By Stuart Stone

A new study by the Local Government Information Unit and the Portman Group has revealed that 92% of councils believe that the night-time economy can prevent the decline of high street retail.

The real deal: The dos and don'ts of rent negotiations

The dos and don'ts of rent negotiations

By Stuart Stone

Paul Thompson from Acorn Finance and Savills’ Dan Mackernan reveal what tenants need to consider when entering rent negotiations