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.
This year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards is officially just over a month away. Next up in our previews are the nominees for the category of Best Family Pub, sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study into the names and folk stories of Manchester’s oldest pubs, such as the Peveril Of The Peak, the Britons Protection and Lass O’Gowrie, has led to a University of Salford graduate winning an essay-writing award.
From some questionable menu innovation by Flaming Grill to horseplay from Robinson’s Brewery, it’s clear the pub trade was feeling silly this weekend. Here’s our round up of the best April Fools gags from across the sector.
London pub operators and trade members have welcomed the opening of an additional Night Tube service this weekend, saying it will deliver ‘greater access’ and give an ‘extra boost’ to late-night hospitality trade.