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Whatever floats your Longboat: set sail for the Longboat Inn near Penzance Harbour in Cornwall

My Pub: the Longboat Inn, Penzance, Cornwall

By Emily Hawkins

Once a temperance hotel, this welcoming family pub near Penzance harbour was given a new lease of life by licensees Martyn and Lynda Cripps and is now particularly proud of its ales

Independent operator: the Cross Keys in Somerset will

Pub declares independence from Great Britain

By Stuart Stone

The owners of Somerset pub the Cross Keys Inn at Lydford-on-Fosse have written to Prime Minister Theresa May to let her know they intend to secede from the United Kingdom.

God save the Queen: drag shows are hot right now for business, so putting on some glam and glitz could provide a sweet cash source

Should your pub host a drag show?

By Phil Mellows

Drag queens are in vogue, seriously in vogue if the excitement around RuPaul’s Drag Race is anything to go by. Here’s how pubs are already wowing customers with nights that shine bright enough to rival the crown jewels

Farewell: Chalk Farm's iconic Lock Tavern is set to change hands at the end of this month. (Image: Ewan Munro, Flickr)

Iconic Camden music venue changes hands

By Emily Hawkins

Famous Camden venue the Lock Tavern is set to change hands at the end of this month, with new owners pledging that the pub will continue its showcasing of live music.

Career progression: we ask business development managers Adam Sykes from Fullers (top) Anna Clissold from Admiral (middle) and Craig Nevins from Star Pubs & Bars (bottom) about their career development and training

Street smarts: BDM career progression

By Claire Churchard and Greg Pitcher

Business development managers (BDMs) play a vital role in supporting and developing pubs in a group, but the career path to success isn’t always obvious. Three top BDMs reveal how they got to where they are now

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