Running your pub

Down the rabbit hole: Jessica Tomkinson runs the Mad Hatter

A look at the Mad Hatter in Oxford

By Gary Lloyd

You may think you’ve gone mad at this speakeasy-style pub and licensee Jessica Tomkinson may well agree, but let me tell you something, the best people usually have

Identity crisis?: 'If people can go in and have a few pints in a decent bar without feeling as though they should be ordering food, then it’s a pub.'

Opinion

When is a pub not a pub?

By Sophie Atherton

Sophie Atherton wonders if the pub is in the eye of the beholder after a friend has a confusing experience

Gin boom: maximise your sales as the category continues to grow

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Gin sales overtake vodka

By Nikkie Thatcher

Gin sales are overtaking vodka for the first time in the UK and it is flavoured gins that are driving this trend forward – and there are no signs of the category slowing down. The latest issue of The Morning Advertiser, which is out today (10 June), has...

Cashing in: the Women's World Cup presents a great opportunity for pubs, according to the BBPA (image credit: TuiPhotoengineer/gettyimages.co.uk)

Women’s football world cup could boost beer sales by 3m pints

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Women’s World Cup could drive beer sales over the next month (7 June to 7 July) in pubs by three million pints if the Lionesses reach the final of the competition, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has predicted.

Buyout: CGA acquires CPL Training in full

CGA buys out CPL Training Group

By Nicholas Robinson

Food and drinks insight agency CGA has acquired CPL Training, one of the largest hospitality training providers, in full after buying the online business last year.