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Who is the Hawthorn Pub  of the Year?

GBPA Hawthorn Pub of the Year: The Robin Hood

By Ed Bedington

The coronavirus crisis has revealed how important community pubs are to the people that depend on them, and they don’t come more special than the Robin Hood in Overseal.

Who is the Punch Pub of the Year?

GBPA Punch Pub of the Year: The Wise Man Inn

By Ed Bedington

Set in stunning surroundings, the Wise Man Inn was celebrating after taking home the title of Punch Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Which pub has the best beer garden?

GBPA Best Pub Garden: The Brisley Bell

By Ed Bedington

There’s been a lot of change at The Bell in the north west Norfolk village of Brisley since co-owners Amelia Nicholson and Marcus Seaman came on board, and that has netted them the title of Best Pub Garden in the Great British Pub Awards.

Which pub is best for rooms?

GBPA Best Pub for Rooms: The Knife & Cleaver

By Ed Bedington

Recent investment by Copper Birch Inns to transform the Knife & Cleaver has seen a struggling site more than triple its turnover and net it the title of Best Pub for Rooms in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

What can the sector do to boost gender equality?

MA Leaders Club

Campaign to boost diversity launched

By Nikkie Thatcher

A new campaign to level the playing field for professional women across the sector has been unveiled.

What's in the news 10 September

NI hike 'a kick in the teeth'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser spoke to multiple pub boss Dianne Irving of Drouth Ltd on the headlines of the week.

What’s in the news 29 July

Review of the Week

Pingdemic fuels no-show excuses and wine woes

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington and Frisco Group managing director Heath Ball reflect on the week’s headlines and how the pingdemic is ratcheting up and fuelling no shows.

What's in the news 2 July

MA's Review of the Week

‘Staying open is a challenge’

By Ed Bedington

This week’s headlines highlight the ongoing staffing challenges faced by the sector alongside closures of venues due to self-isolation. The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington also caught up with Alastair Scott, managing director of Catton Hospitality...

What's in the news 18 June?

'No great surprise' on 21 June decision

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington speaks with Paul Wigham, CEO of All Our Bars to discuss some of the biggest stories of the week.

North Bar and North Brewing Co Fiona Potts Big Interview

Big interview

Secrets behind the success of North Bar/North Brewing Co

By Nikkie Thatcher

Off the back of North Bar/North Brewing Co’s recent win at the 2021 Publican Awards, The Morning Advertiser caught up (virtually of course) with head of retail Fiona Potts just before the company opened its latest venue for outdoor trading.

How important are cocktails to pubs?

Spirits Week – in association with Diageo

Cocktails 'vital part' of on-trade sales mix

By The Morning Advertiser

On day two of Spirits Week, brought to you by Diageo, CGA’s Tom Quinn serves up some key stats about the spirit and cocktail categories and runs through the recipe for spirits success.

How can I get Heineken SmartDispense in my pub?

Free Heineken SmartDispense up for grabs

By Heineken

Heineken is giving twelve lucky operators the chance to win with SmartDispense over the next 12 months, inclusive of three years free services and line cleaning as well as additional staff training benefits and access to the Heineken Buying Club – all...

How can pubs sell more cocktails?

Spirits Week - In association with Diageo

Cocktail-led outings 'much, much more of a reward'

By The Morning Advertiser

To introduce Spirits Week, brought to you by Diageo, drinks expert Douglas Blyde distils some of the key trends and new consumer behaviours shaking up the spirit and cocktail categories.

What’s in the news 30 April?

MA’S REVIEW OF THE WEEK

‘We’re still feeling a bit like the fun police’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington spoke with Phil Thorley of Thorley Taverns to discuss the most recent on-trade news - including the latest on vaccine passports.

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MA’s review of the week

Council enforcement at pubs ‘annoying’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington spoke with Steamin’ Billy Brewing Company boss Billy Allingham to discuss the most recent on-trade news.

How can operators up their soft drink offer?

In association with Britvic

Premiumise for success on reopening

By The Morning Advertiser

With the hospitality sector starting the long slow process towards reopening their businesses this week, it’s time for operators to reassess their offer and think about premiumisation.

What's in the news 1 April?

MA's Review of the Week

'Sustainability more important than ever'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington spoke with Darwin and Wallace boss Mel Marriott on the headlines of this week

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In association with Diageo

How can pubs prepare to reopen in 2021?

By The Morning Advertiser

With less than a fortnight before outside service is permitted and under two months until inside trading is allowed, Diageo has outlined top tips on how operators can reopen.

Competition time: the boxes include a plethora of goodies

Publican Awards 2021

Publican Awards: what's in the box?

By The Morning Advertiser

Surprises are winging their way through the post to our guests and finalists for this year’s Publican Awards from today (Friday 26 March).

What’s in the news 5 March?

The MA’s Review of the week

Beer duty freeze ‘could have been bolder’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington mulls over the Spring Budget with the help of Herefordshire-based freehouse operator Matt Slocombe of the Crown at Woolhope.

What's in the news 27 February

The MA's Review of the Week

Frustrations and optimism for reopening

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington speaks with Punch Pubs ceo Clive Chesser about the week's biggest headlines.

Pub of the Future: The Morning Advertiser's technology hub

Special report

Pub of the Future: How technology can save your business money

By The Morning Advertiser

Technology for pubs has advanced light-years in recent time, but arguably pubs themselves haven’t taken up much of the new tech. That's all changing though, so read on to find out what's new and how the right tech can benefit your business....

What's in the news 12 February?

The MA’s Review of the Week

‘Forget’ overseas tourists this summer

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington speaks with City Pub Group chairman Clive Watson to reflect on some of the week's biggest headlines.

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