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Increase the bottom line: new research reveals pub crawls are still a big hit with stag and hen parties

How do stags and hen dos benefit the trade?

By Alice Leader

A new survey has revealed pub crawls are a top way for stags and hens to see off their single status, with it being stag party’s number one choice of activity and second for hens.

Fully digital: Rock and Roll Bingo is now accessible on smartphones

Rock and Roll Bingo goes digital

By Alice Leader

Rock and Roll Bingo is going digital, bolstering a slicker, hassle-free and less time-consuming experience by changing their dabbers and bingo cards to the smartphone.

Interactive strategy: whether it's via darts of computer games, keep 'em entertained

Ready player one: How have pub games evolved?

By Gary Lloyd

In the past a drink and a game of dominoes was all a pub had to do to keep a regular’s custom. Now the bar is set much higher and the expected experience is key.

Inn on the act: The Coach & Horses will stage a play starring television actor Robert Bathurst (image: Tom Howard)

Soho pub to stage play amid battle over lease

By Emily Hawkins

A London pub will stage a play about a past patron to celebrate the site’s cultural presence as part of a campaign against Fuller’s plans to take back the lease.

A wind up: pub operators have reacted angrily to news of a new music tariff from the PPL

Operators livid over £49m music fee hike

By Stuart Stone

The announcement that, as of 1 July, a Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) licence will be, on average, 130% more expensive has been branded ‘stupid’ and ‘ridiculous’ by incensed publicans.

Reel to reel: Tips on keeping gaming machines in pubs

'What happens if an under-18 uses my gambling machine?'

By Poppleston Allen

Many pub and club operators holding premises licences under the Licensing Act 2003 operate gaming machines within their premises, often under a notification for two machines or a Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit (LPGMP).

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