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Sustainability credentials: operator of the Green Man in Eversholt, Bedfordshire Candice Brown has partnered with the guide

First Green Pub Guide launched

By Nikkie Thatcher

The first ever Green Pub Guide has been launched to highlight venues that are looking to be kinder to the planet.

CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker: latest data revealed drinks sales in seven days to 30 July were 0.6% ahead vs the same week in 2019 (Credit: Getty/skynesher)

Women's Euro's boosts drink sales

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars, and restaurants in the seven days to Saturday 30 July were 0.6% ahead of the same week in 2019, the latest CGA by NielsenIQ Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.

In-depth education and training: Bluestone Academy launches hospitality apprenticeship programme (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Bluestone Academy new training programme

By Rebecca Weller

Training facility, Bluestone Academy, has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship programme set to benefit West Wales’ tourism and hospitality sector and due to start this Autumn at Bluestone National Park Resort, in Pembrokeshire.

Sport news: BT Sport's deal with Amazon to provide Prime Video’s Premier League coverage to commercial premises has also been extended (image: Getty/Schroptschop)

Cost of BT Sport to rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

BT Sport is set to make a 6.8% price increase from 1 September, which it said was below RPI and claimed was part of its commitment to bring customers “top quality live sport”.

Fourth Hospitality Workforce Report: data shows staffing numbers near pre-pandemic levels but sector still struggling  (Credit: Getty/Hispanolistic)

Staffing number near pre-pandemic levels

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality staffing numbers have neared pre-pandemic levels with employee headcount in pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, and quick service restaurants (QSRs) up 21.7% compared to June 2021, the latest data from Fourth has revealed.

Historic game: sector celebrates England's Lionesses' win at the 2022 Euros tournament (Credit: Getty/miodrag ignjatovic)

Pubs celebrate Lionesses' win

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs and industry leaders across the hospitality sector celebrated the England Women’s football team's win in the Euro 2022 finals.

Cheering England to victory: BBPA predicts Women's UEFA final could generate £40m boost for the trade (Credit: Getty/jacoblund)

Euro final could see 10m pints sold in pubs

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has predicted 10m pints could be sold this Sunday (31 July) during the UEFA Women’s Euro football finals as the Lionesses face Germany.

NPW celebrates 25 years: (pictured) Steve Baker NPW chair presenting Sofia Vancke manager at the Red Lion pub in Westminster a commemorative coin

National Pubwatch celebrates 25 years

By Rebecca Weller

National Pubwatch (NPW) has celebrated its 25th anniversary by handing out commemorative coins, featuring the Red Lion pub in Westminster, London, on one side, to thank people within the industry for their support.

Pub Flex: St Austell Brewery launches new flexible working scheme

St Austell announces new career scheme

By Rebecca Weller

Southwest based brewery and pub company St Austell Brewery has announced the launch of Pub Flex, a new flexible and inclusive career scheme, acknowledging the way people work has changed post-pandemic in a bid to attract more staff.

Celebrating partnership: BBPA and MPs celebrate pub partnership model (Pictured: MP Mike Wood with BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin / Credit: Gill Shaw)

BBPA celebrates partnership pub model

By Rebecca Weller

Publicans and MPs from across the country gathered in Parliament on Wednesday 20 July to celebrate the partnership pub model.

Fighting fire: Pubs impacted by blazes around the country (Getty/ Gannett77)

UK heatwave: Pubs tackle wildfires

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs were hit by the impact of wildfires yesterday (19 July), with some battling flames and others hosting evacuees as the UK sweltered in unprecedented 40°c heat.

Recruitment crisis: official figures from the Office of National Statistics show the number of job vacancies in the hospitality sector equates to more than 10% of all empty job roles (image: Getty/Charday Penn_

Sector job vacancies rise again

By Nikkie Thatcher

Empty job roles in the hospitality trade have increased again, highlighting the ongoing staff shortages, according to official figures.

Important relationship: 80% of licensees operating under a pub partnership praised advice given according to BBPA survey (Credit: Getty/sturti)

Publicans praise advice from pub companies

By Rebecca Weller

More than three quarters of licensees operating a partnered pub have praised the advice they receive form their pub company’s Business Development Managers (BDMs), new research conducted by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed.

Discovery Forum 2022: why pubs make great venues for corporate meetings (Credit: Getty/Extreme Media)

Corporate meetings 'big opportunity' for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs offer a versatile space to hold corporate meetings but the industry needs to do more to utilise what pubs already offer to capitalise on this market, according to leaders across the industry.

Fierce competition: the pubs will now be visited by judges before winners are decided

Great British Pub Awards

2022 GBPA finalists unveiled

By Nikkie Thatcher

The shortlist for this year’s ‘pub Oscars’, the Great British Pub Awards have now been announced.

How to sell water without bottles

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Drive pub profits and cut waste with Aqua Libra Co

By Aqua Libra

Water is a valuable revenue stream in for pubs and bars, worth over £358m[1] annually in licenced and foodservice. Yet, sales are threatened as consumers look to make more sustainable choices by swapping packaged options for tap water, while the sector...

Enticing interior: the Famous Three Kings pub is dedicated to sport


FEATURE: Building a sports offer at your pub

By Gary Lloyd

Many pubs make a real profit from increased footfall by screening top sports action but using a service such as Sky or BT Sport can be expensive.

Staffing issues: Sacha Lord also called on operators to ensure they were paying employees the right rates to help boost retention

Sacha Lord repeats staffing concerns

By Nikkie Thatcher

Night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester and operator Sacha Lord has reiterated worries about the sector’s staffing shortages and called on operators to commit to paying teams the living wage.

Fantastic opportunity: DesignMyNight claims to have already taken a record number of bookings to watch the men’s FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 'opportunity to increase footfall and profit'

By Rebecca Weller

Booking platform DesignMyNight has claimed to have taken a record number of bookings to watch the men’s FIFA World Cup with more than 10,000 recorded searches, up 30% in the past month, for ‘hospitality venues hosting World Cup screenings’ five months...

Critical level: staff shortages impacting industry and economic recovery (Credit: Getty/South_agency)

Staff shortages damaging economic recovery

By Rebecca Weller

Staff shortages within the hospitality sector have caused almost half (45%) of operators to cut trading hours or capacity in order to cope, costing the industry £21bn in lost revenue, a joint survey by UKHospitality (UKH), the British Institute of Innkeeping...

Nick and Amanda Hemming take the trophy from the BII's Steve Alton (r) and Sky's Damian Saunders (l)

Heron Inn scoops top award

By Ed Bedington

A Cornish operator was celebrating after taking home the prestigious title of Licensee of the Year (LOYA) yesterday.

Father’s Day weekend: trade was good at UK pubs even though the weather wasn’t perfect (credit: Getty/djiledesign)

Weather dampens weekend but footfall high

By Gary Lloyd

Trade at pubs during the Father’s Day weekend was good despite predictions for blistering sunshine quickly turning into a damp squib, particularly on Saturday, for many across the UK.

To beer or not to beer: multiple operator Fuller’s has put opera and Shakespeare shows on and gained huge traction with customers

Events & Occasions feature

FEATURE: Be wise before the events and occasions

By Michelle Perrett

There is nothing like an event or a big night to pull in the punters. Offering something special in the current climate to get people to come out is becoming more of a challenge than ever before.

Graham Bedford, licensee of the Bell Inn, with the GK Carling Cup and winning team members from Diageo

Pub tournament brings back the Carling Cup

By Ed Bedington

An inter-pub football tournament has helped to raise more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to Greene King Pub Partners and Carling.

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