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Sky Sports video competition - fifth and final clue

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Sky Sports video competition: clue number five

By MA editorial

Sky Sports rugby union expert Will Greenwood will give you the fifth and final clue in the broadcaster's Winning Weekends Video Competition for the chance to win brilliant prizes.

Sky Sports video competition - clue number four

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Sky Sports video competition - clue number four

By MA editorial

Sky Sports presenter Pete Graves will give you the fourth clue in the broadcaster's Winning Weekends Video Competition for the chance to win fantastic prizes.

Boxing clever: Johnny Nelson

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Sky Sports video competition – clue number three

By MA editorial

Watch former boxer and Sky Sports presenter Johnny Nelson for the third clue in Sky Sports Winning Weekends Video Competition to pick up some fantastic prizes.

Winning Weekends: watch Sky Sports F1 pit lane reporter Natalie Pinkham for the second clue

In association with Sky Sports

Sky Sports video competition - clue number two

By MA editorial

Watch Formula One pit lane reporter for Sky Sports F1 Natalie Pinkham for the second clue in Sky Sports Winning Weekends Video Competition.

Top chef: Josh Eggleton says food will continue to be crucial to pubs

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

Inside Michelin-starred the Pony & Trap

By Nicholas Robinson

The great British pub has had to continually evolve over the years in order to survive and nowhere is there a more apparent example of that than at the Pony & Trap, a West Country icon of a Michelin-starred gastropub .

Expert opinion: former Liverpool skipper Jamie Carragher will be hoping for a win against United

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Sky Sports launches video competition for licensees

By MA editorial

Sky Sports has launched a video competition for UK licensees to celebrate its upcoming ‘Winning Weekends’ – a tantalising line-up of top sport during big weekends and packed days of action that no other broadcaster can offer.

My Pub: Great British Pub of the Year 2017, Eagle & Child

My Pub: Great British Pub of the Year 2017, Eagle & Child

By Georgina Townshend

At the beginning of September, Glen Duckett, landlord of the Eagle & Child, in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, lifted the award for Best Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2017, after first being named Partnership Pub of the Year. Here, Duckett...

New note, new checks: make sure your staff accept only genuine new £10 notes

Get your pub ready for the new £10 note

By Georgina Townshend

As with any business that handles cash, pubs will need to plan, prepare and train staff on key security features for the introduction of the brand new polymer £10 note, which will come into circulation tomorrow (14 September).

Pub Skills: how pubs can add to bottom line with staff engagement

Video: Pub Skill's speakers discuss challenges for pub employers

By Georgina Townshend

What are the biggest challenges for pub employers, and how can they be overcome? These were among questions addressed by industry experts as part of The Morning Advertiser's Pub Skills event on how employee engagement can add to the bottom line.

What's hot? Some of the top trends from Imbibe Live 2017

Imbibe Live 2017: top trends from the show

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks trends that operators should look out for this year include the continued rise of gin, increased interest in foreign imports and rising interest in sparkling wines, five alcoholic drinks producers told The Morning Advertiser in this video.

No magic: Nick Beardshaw won't use 'potions' on his plates

Top 50 Gastropubs

Coach head chef: ‘It’s all about deliciousness’

By Nicholas Robinson

Tom Kerridge’s the Coach in Marlow's head chef Nick Beardshaw lets The Morning Advertiser in on what drives dish inspiration at the Buckinghamshire pub, as well as what it is like working with Kerridge.

Boost: advice on driving spirits sales in pubs

In association with Diageo

How to drive spirits sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Cocktails in pubs are on the rise, but making money from mixed drinks is not as simple as just putting a menu together. Operators must not only consider what their back bars say to customers walking through the door, but also how their online and social-media...

Providing remarkable: Top tips from The Morning Advertiser's Pub Skills event

Video: Pub Skills speakers' top tips

By Georgina Townshend

Why should pubs do cocktails, and what are the challenges? These were just two of the many questions that industry experts answered as part of The Morning Advertiser’s Pub Skills event on spirits this month.

Esteemed company: highlights of the final will be shown ahead of the FA Cup final

Pubs urged to show support for BT Sport Pub Cup final

By Liam Coleman

BT Sport is urging pubs to show their support for the BT Sport Pub Cup and air the highlights of this year’s BT Sport Pub Cup final ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Final on Saturday afternoon. 

Make no mistake: simple steps to the perfect serve

In association with Diageo

Don’t get this wrong: how to create the perfect serve

By Nicholas Robinson

Lacklustre mixed drinks and cocktails will not do for drinkers these days, even for those who in the past would have accepted an iceless G&T served in a warm glass garnished with a sliver of limp lemon.

We're a local pub: Pern talks up the virtues of local produce

Top 50 Gastropubs

Why local is best for UK’s top gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

Chef-patron of North Yorkshire’s Star Inn Harome Andrew Pern does not use local “for local sake” in his venues, but because little else measures up to the produce available on his doorstep.

Star quality: chef-patron Andrew Pern talks expansion and the future of gastropubs

Top 50 Gastropubs

New rooms and fourth site for Star Inn Harome

By Nicholas Robinson

Top UK gastropub the Star Inn is set to expand its original site in Harome, North Yorkshire, while a fourth site in the local seaside town of Whitby will open soon.

High five: we twist the G&T

In association with Diageo

5 twists on the classic gin and tonic

By Nicholas Robinson

Look at these five twists on the classic gin and tonic, perfect for summer cocktail menus, which can add a touch of excitement to your offer.

In the video above Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh outlines how to build a spirits offer from scratch

In association with Diageo

How to build the perfect spirits offer

By Nicholas Robinson

We have heard that spirits and cocktail sales are on the rise in pubs, but it is not a new message. Getting in on the act and making a success of the category, however, is not so simple.

Nick Yates: Vimto ready to go big in the on-trade

Vimto poised to make big push into pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Soft-drinks maker and distributor Nichols is set to make a bigger push of its brands, including Vimto and Feel Good, into the pub trade.

'Really happy': Cheshire Cat's husband and wife team Mary McLaughlin and Tim Bird

Publican Awards: Watch winners' reactions

By Georgina Townshend

Winners of this year's Publican Awards have spoken to The Morning Advertiser about how important these awards are to them and their company, featuring a video message from David Beckham.

Crafty: top trends from five brewers at Craft Beer Rising

Craft Beer Rising 2017: top trends from the show

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer trends operators should watch out for this year include sour beers, extra strength and flavoured, five brewers at the show told The Morning Advertiser (MA) in this video.

It's bright: the future of cask beer is strong

Marston’s MD on ‘the cask beer conundrum’

By Nicholas Robinson

Cask brewers may have improved their beer quality over the years, but the on-trade’s openness to flout the rules and sell the product beyond its best condition could spell trouble for the category, according to Marston’s managing director Richard Westwood.

New brews: Charles Ireland of Guinness is excited about the new beers

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Guinness ready to extend range of new beers

By Nicholas Robinson

Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery Project in Dublin, the initiative that launched Hop House 13 and Dublin Porter, will release new beers over the next three years, The Morning Advertiser (MA) can reveal.

My Pub: The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex

My Pub

My Pub: GBPA Winner The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex

By Ed Bedington and Sara Hussein

Set in the heart of East Sussex, the Bull has come a long way in the past 14 years. Now crowned Great British Pub of the Year 2016, this historic pub is, according to owner Dominic Worrall, ready to take on new challenges in this charming little village.

Michael van Gerwen pub quiz interview for Dartcember

Sport

Dartcember pub quiz part 5 - Michael van Gerwen

By Liam Coleman

Ahead of the World Darts Championship, which will be shown live on Sky Sports from December 15, five of the world's leading darts players will be testing their wits against their fellow players in an exclusive pub quiz. In the final part, world number...

Raymond van Barneveld pub quiz interview for Dartcember

Sport

Dartcember pub quiz part 4 - Raymond van Barneveld

By Liam Coleman

Ahead of the World Darts Championship, which will be shown live on Sky Sports from December 15, five of the world's leading darts players will be testing their wits against their fellow players in an exclusive pub quiz. Next to test his knowledge...

Gary Anderson pub quiz interview for Dartcember

MA Sport

Dartcember pub quiz part 3 - Gary Anderson

By Liam Coleman

Ahead of the World Darts Championship, which will be shown live on Sky Sports from December 15, five of the world's leading darts players will be testing their wits against their fellow players in an exclusive festive pub quiz. Next up is the current...

Phil Taylor pub quiz interview for Dartcember

MA Sport

Dartcember pub quiz part 2 - Phil Taylor

By Liam Coleman

Ahead of the World Darts Championship, which will be shown live on Sky Sports from December 15, five of the world's leading darts players will be testing their wits against their fellow players in an exclusive pub quiz. Next up is the legendary Phil...

Adrian Lewis pub quiz interview

MA Sport

Dartcember pub quiz part 1 - Adrian Lewis

By Liam Coleman

Ahead of the World Darts Championship, five of the world's leading darts players will be testing their wits against their fellow players in an exclusive pub quiz. First up: two-time PDC World Darts Champion, Adrian Lewis. The championship will be...

Neil Morrissey outside the Plume of Feathers

My Pub

My Pub: the Plume of Feathers

By Ed Bedington

Richard Slingsby joined forces with Bob the Builder and Men Behaving Badly actor Neil Morrissey to launch the With Neil Morrissey Pub Company. Here, Slingby explains why their first venue, the Plume of Feathers, presses all the right buttons as a community...

A twist on the Pornstar Martini

In association with Diageo

Make the Wisely Wonder

By Nicholas Robinson

The Porn Star Martini has taken the UK by storm, but some long-time drinkers of the cocktail might be looking to try something a little different. Why not try this gin twist?

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.

The Great British Pub Awards Spirits Pub/Bar of the Year 2016 finalists

In association with Diageo

Make the Butler's Handover: gin, bourbon and plum

By Nicholas Robinson

This gin-based short drink was invented by Jess Hunter, assistant manager at the Queen Charlotte in Windsor, which was shortlisted in the Diageo-sponsored Great British Pub Awards Spirits Pub/Bar of the Year category 2016

Top dog: Whitby has risen to the top in fewer than five years

In association with Diageo

NWTC's Nick Whitby reveals secrets to success

By Nicholas Robinson

New World Trading Company's head of bars Nick Whitby reveals his secrets to rising to the top in one of the UK's most successful pub and bar companies.

Top cocktail: East by North East from Newcastle's Pleased to Meet You

In association with Diageo

Britain's best cocktail: East by North East

By Nicholas Robinson

Inspiration for cocktails can be close to home, as demonstrated by Pleased to Meet You’s Tom Proud with his beautiful drink East by North East

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