Entertainment

When parents bring their children to the pub, it is crucial you take the heat off the adults for a while and play equipment can give a real point of difference to your rivals

Everything to play for: pub play equipment

By Georgina Townshend

The benefits of a beautifully designed pub playground not only keep children occupied for longer – and therefore parents happy – but can also help drive footfall and repeat custom

Whether it's a music festival or a fun day for children, outdoor events can make a huge difference at your premises

Summer lovin': Planning your outdoor event

By Georgina Townshend

Make your garden sing by putting on spectacular outdoor events with advice from pubs that have made it their business to put on a successful show

Game on: The VR Concept and Lost Rivers will open central London's first virtual reality arcade in a new site

New Lost Rivers pub home to first VR gaming arcade

By Stuart Stone

Lost Rivers Brewing Co has teamed up with The VR Concept to launch central London’s only multiplayer virtual reality arcade, Gameboxx and Bar, within the brewer’s new Lost Rivers Elephant site.

It's in the game: How pubs can tap into esports

How pubs can tap into the world of esports

By Georgina Townshend

From hosting local competitive games to streaming big finals, tapping into the world of esports could be the next big thing for pub entertainment.

'Forced out': one of Covent Garden's oldest music venues faces eviction from developers

Eviction threat for award-winning music venue

By Stuart Stone

The Roadhouse, one of the oldest live music venues in Covent Garden, London, faces eviction if planning permission is given to developers looking to revamp the site.

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.

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