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

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Managed pub

By Ed Bedington

With less than a month to go until the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards 2017, it’s the turn of the nominees for Best Managed Pub to be previewed. 

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

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Inn

By Ed Bedington

Next in our previews of each of the 100+ finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards is the Best Entertainment Pub category.

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

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Freehouse

By Ed Bedington

Our round-up of the finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards is back. Today we are taking a look at the nominees in the Best Freehouse category. 

Reasonable steps: Pubs should be up to date with copyright laws

Copyright laws: Rules pubs should be aware of

By Georgina Townshend

Publicans should be aware of recent changes to copyright law, affecting what can and cannot be publicly screened without charge, and whether they need a Motion Picture Licensing Company license.

Great British pub awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park Lane on 7 Setpember

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Cider Bar/Pub

By Ed Bedington

Next up in our previews of each of the 100+ finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards is the Best Cider Bar/Pub category.

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

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Beer Bar/Pub

By Ed Bedington

It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Yes, it’s that time of year again, when judges close in on the category winners in The John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards – the highlight in the calendars of licensees up and down the land.

A winner with customers: Famous Three Kings embraces all sports

My Pub: GBPA sports pub winner 2016, Famous Three Kings

By Tommy Leighton

You can leave the sports pub management stereotypes at the door when you walk into award-winning Stonegate pub Famous Three Kings. General manager Paul Eastwood talks about the pub that is always a winner with customers.

Sound system: operators must ensure they are fully licensed for music (Photo by Richard Clyborne of MusicStrive)

PRS licence reminder following pub ban

By Ed Bedington

Operators are being warned to ensure they are fully licensed to play music in venues after one licensee was hit with a bill for £3,200 and banned from playing music.

Social media: Millennials explain why they go to the pub

What the Millennials say about pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks offers, atmosphere, ‘shareability’ and the entertainment available in the pub play a big part in where Millennials choose to spend time in the on-trade.

Not-so-quiet days: the Wrygrath Inn adds trade by having cinema nights

Pub joins 40 community cinemas in northern England

By Georgina Townshend

The Wrygrath Inn has joined the ranks of 40 community cinemas in the north of England, supported by Cine North, a subsidiary of the British Film Institute based at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Revealed: the famous histories of London pubs

Nine things you didn’t know about historic London pubs

By Georgina Townshend

London’s pubs have played a part in the love affairs of Charles II, been the base for the 'great train robbers' to hatch their plans and were even used to hide the Crown Jewels during the First World War.

Fight the caffeine revolution: how pubs can stay relevant

Molson Coors launches ‘save the pub’ campaign

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks giant Molson Coors has launched a direct attack on the UK’s “one-size-fits-all” global coffee shop culture by revealing its save the great British pub campaign.

Community: pub quizzes are a great way to bring people together

The MA pub quiz

By MA Editorial

Quiz evenings are cost-effective, relatively simple to organise and can encourage a healthy number of customers to come in on quiet nights, but some preparation is essential to make it a success.

What key trends will dominate the pub industry this year?

Interior Design

Top pub interior design trends for 2017

By Michelle Perrett

Theatre, entertainment, escapism, wellbeing and sociability are all set to be major inspirations for design in 2017. 

The Mermaid Inn in Rye, East Sussex: so haunted it's claimed there is a ghost in every room

Halloween

Are these the spookiest pubs in Britain?

By James Evison

Trying to cash-in on Halloween by claiming your venue has ghosts? Check out the Morning Advertiser's collection of top spooky UK pubs.

Haunted: local ghost Mary Blandy from the Little Angel

Halloween

Brakspear launches haunted pub tour

By Nikkie Sutton

Henley-on-Thames-based pubco and brewer Brakspear is marking this year’s Halloween with a ‘Ghost Hunt’ around three of its pubs.

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