Entertainment

All the bar's a stage: pub theatre can entice a wider audience to your premises

Pub drama: theatre can pull in the crowds

By Fiona McLelland

Drama in your pub is not always a bad thing, particularly if you’re putting on a theatre production. Here are some pubs that have made a success of the stage business and advice that could lead you to get your act together

Casual gaming: harnessing the fun of computer gaming can offer pubs the chance to turn a profit

How can pubs make the most of eSports?

By Stuart Stone

Since May 2014, IT engineer Tino Moreno, founder of FifaPub, has been organising and hosting pub-based tournaments using EA Sports’ football title.

Still Barred: the fictitious 25-story anthology is based on a list of people barred from a pub

Book based on barred pub customers hits crowdfunding target

By Stuart Stone

A book of short stories inspired by the infamous barred list of a Herne Hill pub will be published in spring 2018 after hitting its fundraising target of £4,000 on crowdfunding publisher Unbound earlier this month.

Expensive tastes: the Qatari owners of Paris St Germain stumped up £200 million for Brazil’s Neymar

What sports pubs need to know about the transfer window

By Tommy Leighton

Last night, Sky Sports’ Jim White loosened his bright yellow tie, took a long, deep breath and brought another hectic transfer window to a shuddering halt. But what will your customers be talking about in the coming weeks and months? And were your local...

Sign of the times: Pete Brown asks whether the Great British Beer Festival is still relevant

Opinion Pete Brown:

Great British Beer Festival is 'same old, same old'

By Pete Brown

Did you go to the Trade Day at the Great British Beer Festival this year? Pete Brown shares his experience and it's not as glowing as the organisers might have hoped.

Great British Pub Awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park lane on 7 September

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Student Pub

By Ed Bedington

Our next set of previews for the finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards are the nominees in the Best Student Pub category. 

Evolution of entertainment: Pub goers enjoy a game created by Handmade Mysteries

Name of the game: evolution of pub entertainment

By Georgina Townshend

Once upon a time, not so long ago, all pubs needed to do to entertain their punters was have a dartboard, a pool table and perhaps a fruit machine tucked away in the corner with some ballads playing in the background.

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