Origin of lager: Dark Light represents traditional German lagers


Caledonian Brewery launches black lager

By Nicholas Robinson

Caledonian’s recently-launched black lager Dark Light is the latest example of the 150-year-old Scottish brewery’s innovative new craft beers but what’s next for Wee George, the pilot brewery that produced the liquid?

Ian Wright signed books and met fans for five hours on Thursday, 22 September

Book launch

Ian Wright launches book in north London pub

By Liam Coleman

Rather than the traditional literary festival or large book store, retired footballer Ian Wright launched his autobiography, A Life In Football in north London pub, the Tollington Arms.

On the up: rum sales are soaring in the on-trade

Future Trends: Spirits

The masterclass: rum explosion in pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of rum in the UK on-trade are growing at 17% and pubs can do more to benefit from the boom, according to Pernod Ricard UK on-trade channel director Ian Peart ahead of the company’s study tour session at The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) Future Trends:...

BII winners 2016 rashleigh arms

My Pub

My Pub: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown, Cornwall

By Sara Hussein

After winning Licensee of the Year at the 2016 British Institute of Innkeeping Awards, Rob and Lucy Brewer discuss the secret to their success and how far they’ve come since they first entered the site 10 years ago

italian job pub

My Pub

My Pub: The Italian Job, Chiswick, London

By Sara Hussein

After opening the UK’s first Italian craft beer pub in Chiswick last year, co-founders Giovanni Campari and Giuseppe Verdoni explain how they’re planning to bring a taste of Italy to London.

How to make a Negroni

Drink deconstructed

Make the perfect Negroni

By Nicholas Robinson

Possibly one of the simplest, yet most impressive, cocktails to make. The Negroni is hot right now.

How to make a Mai Tai

Drink Deconstructed

Make the perfect Mai Tai

By Nicholas Robinson

Rum's fortunes are said to be turning, with the dark and spiced varieties growing in popularity. The Mai Tai, therefore, is a cocktail menu must, which isn't that difficult to crack.

How to make a Manhattan

Drink deconstructed

Make the perfect Manhattan

By Nicholas Robinson

Popular history says this three-part cocktail was first made in the Manhattan Club in the 1870s. We're not inclined to argue with that, but we can say it's a simple and sophisticated whiskey cocktail.

How to make an El Diablo

Drink Deconstructed

Make the perfect El Diablo

By Nicholas Robinson

The English translation of El Diablo means Devil, but this tequila-based cocktail is an angel to make and is a refreshing quencher in the summer.

A rum coffee twist on a classic


Three easy coffee cocktails you must make

By Nicholas Robinson

Each week millions of cups of coffee are sold in pubs, so finding ways to tap into rising customer demand for coffee during evening trade could be a big win for operators. Here are three coffee cocktails you should try

Long and refreshing: How to make The Queen's Park Swizzle

Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: The Queen’s Park Swizzle

By Nicholas Robinson

The Queen’s Park Swizzle dates back to 1920s Trinidad, but rising interest in rum and the desire for long cool drinks during summer, puts this mojito-style drink on trend.

Quick, easy and tasty cocktails

Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: Golden Daiquiri

By Nicholas Robinson

Dark and spiced rums are rising in popularity, so it's time to put some easy and refreshing rum cocktails on your bar menu, such as the Golden Daiquiri.

Mark Sargeant makes BBQ rib of beef

Dish deconstructed

Mark Sargeant makes BBQ rib of beef

By Nicholas Robinson

Not all pubs have the luxury of time and local suppliers, but that doesn’t mean the food has to be poor quality. Ex-Restaurant Gordon Ramsay chef Mark Sargeant works with Brakes to deliver a dish that’s both effortless and tasty

Veltins UK MD: pilsner 'more accessible' than some hop-forward crafted beers


They come for craft beer and stay for pilsner

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer drinkers are going to specialist pubs for the beer range, but are staying for less-challenging tasting beers like pilsners according to Veltins managing director of vertical drinks Steve Holt.

Loveday: 'More women should be in top drinks jobs'


Top 3 drinks trends from Love Drinks

By Nicholas Robinson

Premium soft drinks, twists on classic cocktails and balancing drinks with bitters are the top three drinks trends Love Drinks’ founder and managing director Kirsty Loveday has said pubs should tap into.

How PubLove founder Ben Stackhouse is working with Deliveroo

How to build a food offer from scratch

Pubs do Deliveroo food delivery, here’s how…

By Nicholas Robinson

Creating a good pub food offer is the ‘Holy Grail’ for many wet-led operators, but getting the customer traction can’t always be possible. PubLove jumped the struggle by developing a separate brand and now delivers across London, boss Ben Stackhouse tells...

Actor-turned-publican Neil Morrissey added some star power to the day

Video: watch the highlights from the latest PMA500 in Soho

By Emily Sutherland

Operators at the latest PMA500 in Soho heard from industry experts about the potential impact of Britain leaving the European Union on the sector, how pubs can do more to tap in the lucrative family market and how can manage high rents in competitive...

Heineken's brand director for cider Emma Sherwood-Smith

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Heineken sets out the future of beer and cider

By Nicholas Robinson

The macro trends affecting the on-trade, women and families, food, technology and the demand for premium experiences are just a few of the topics Heineken's brand director for cider Emma Sherwood-Smith will discuss at this month's Future Trends:...

A simple, yet satisfying cocktail for pubs

Cocktail Masterclass

How to make a Negroni

By Nicholas Robinson

The Negroni is a simple cocktail to make, as it consists of just three ingredients used in equal measures and doesn't require shaking or even stirring (although there is some debate about that). Bar staff at the gin and rum bar the Merchant House...

Is this the future and will you try it in your pub?


Martin Thatcher: the future is cider and food

By Nicholas Robinson

Not enough is being done by the cider industry and pubs to push the fermented apple tipple with food, Thatchers' managing director Martin Thatcher has told the Publican's Morning Advertiser (PMA).

The perfect serve: Whisky & Ginger

World Whisky Day

Whisky cocktail masterclass: a simple serve for World Whisky Day

By Nicholas Robinson

Boosting sales with whisky cocktails can be easy, once pub operators find the right serve. Haig Club brand ambassador David Sinclair walks us through the Whisky & Ginger mixed long drink in this exclusive video for the Publican's Morning Advertiser,...

White Lady cocktail: Delicate, fluffy and lemony

Cocktail masterclass

How to make the perfect White Lady

By Nicholas Robinson

Gin is increasingly in demand from customers, who are seeking new ways to drink it. Nicholas Robinson caught up with City of London Distillery operations manager Luke Shackleton to find out how to make the White Lady.

How Tap Takeovers are disrupting the UK beer scene

Craft beer

How Tap Takeovers are disrupting the UK beer scene

By Pete Brown

The idea of taking the beer festival to a new level, to involve whole cities, is an idea that could easily be embraced by freehouses and small groups across the country, argues Pete Brown.

Step-by-step: Making the perfect risotto

Risotto report

Video masterclass: Make the best risotto

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting a risotto right on a pub food menu is easier than it at first may seem, according to Italian Embassy head chef Danilo Cortellini in this exclusive video masterclass.

How to make pizza

Sponsored: Pizza Report

Sponsored - VIDEO: A masterclass in pizza making

By Nicholas Robinson

Pizza is quickly becoming a popular dish in pubs as more operators turn to the quick, easy and tasty food to entice new customers into their businesses. Watch this video to see how the masters create delicious pizzas.

MA300 club rebrands as PMA500

Multiple operators

MA300 club rebrands as PMA500


The Publican’s Morning Advertiser is delighted to announce the relaunch of its MA300 multiple operators club as the PMA500.

PMA Sport

Exclusive Q&A with football superstar Gareth Bale

By Mike Berry

Welsh footballer Gareth Bale is one of sport's global superstars having made the move to Spanish giants Real Madrid two years ago. The PMA caught up with the BT Sport ambassador in Madrid recently to chat about his new life and hopes for Wales in...

Top 50 Gastropubs profile: the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset


Inside the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset

By Daniel Woolfson

Brother and sister duo Josh and Holly Eggleton's country pub the Pony & Trap came second in this year's Top 50 Gastropubs, with chef patron Josh's cuisine revered as being some of the best British cooking in the country.

Top 50 Gastropubs Profile: the Pipe & Glass Inn, Yorkshire


Inside the Pipe & Glass Inn, Yorkshire

By Nicholas Robinson

Coming third on the Top 50 Gastropubs list 2015 has made Pipe & Glass chef patron James Mackenzie more determined to push the East Yorkshire Michelin-starred pub further.

Showing NFL is an untapped opportunity for pubs

Making the Most of Sport - in association with Sky

Supersize Sunday with NFL in your pub

By Kevin Cadle

Sky Sports NFL presenter Kevin Cadle gives the PMA the lowdown on the new season, including three matches at Wembley Stadium, and why it’s a sport that can really drive a pub’s business

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