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Harry Seccombe with family outside Chaplin's, Boscombe, Dorset

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment finalist - Chaplin's, Dorset

By MA

Chaplin’s extends back from it’s eye-catching façade into a quirky bar/dining area and down into an atmospheric cellar bar, and through to a very individual alfresco eating and drinking space, with dramatic murals on the walls, bold paintwork, colourful...

Halloween Bonfire Night in pubs

Halloween and Bonfire Night

Making the most of Halloween and Bonfire Night

By Sara Hussein

It can be hard for operators to maintain their creative flair with new ideas every year for Halloween, and many tend to play it safe with similar themes from previous years. However, there’s more to Halloween than the classic pumpkin carving or costume...

planning for Christmas

Christmas 2016

Planning for a Festive Fillip: How operators can make the most of Christmas

By Michelle Perrett

People on both sides of the bar may still be enjoying the late summer sun, but for those behind the jumps, Christmas is fast approaching and with it the need to get stuck in to the preparations. And, with competition for consumer spending at an all time...

Anniversary: the Ferry is celebrating its 150th birthday

Events

Enterprise Inns pub celebrates 150 years

By Nikkie Sutton

A family-run Warwickshire pub is celebrating its 150th birthday with a day-long event on Saturday 3 September, two days after its official anniversary.

italian job pub

My Pub

My Pub: The Italian Job, Chiswick, London

By Sara Hussein

After opening the UK’s first Italian craft beer pub in Chiswick last year, co-founders Giovanni Campari and Giuseppe Verdoni explain how they’re planning to bring a taste of Italy to London.

cask ale week 2016

Cask Ale Week 2016

Cask Ale Week: A Beginner's Guide

By Sara Hussein

September sees the return of Cask Ale Week, but why should pubs get involved in the annual event? Sara Hussein reports

BrewDog to host PokéDog pub crawl

Technology

BrewDog to host PokéDog pub crawl

By Nikkie Sutton

BrewDog has jumped on the Pokémon Go bandwagon and introduced a pub crawl in conjunction with the augmented reality game - dubbed ‘PokéDog’.

Healthy portions for children are key to keeping parents happy

Top Tips

5 tips to make your pub more family friendly

By Sara Hussein

Pubs are popular go-to venues for families to socialise and spend quality time with one another as well as meet up with other families. Yet there are many that are not making the most of their facilities to create a child-friendly atmosphere, which could...

Maxwell's of Covent Garden

Trends

Bar reaps rewards from Pokémon Go

By Nikkie Sutton

Maxwell’s Bar & Grill in Covent Garden, central London, has reported a 26% increase in customers after their first week of trading as a PokéStop.

Hospitality sector taps into Pokémon Go

Technology

Hospitality sector taps into Pokémon Go

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubs and restaurants are tapping into the potential of worldwide gaming trend, Pokemon Go, which was released yesterday (July 14) in the UK.

PubAid welcomes new members

PubAid welcomes new members

By Nikkie Sutton

CEO of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Mike Clist and Honorary Secretary for the All Parliamentary Beer Group Paul Hegarty have joined PubAid’s board.

Pubs raise £125,000 through quizzes

Entertainment

Pubs raise £125,000 through quizzes

By Nikkie Sutton

Volunteers behind the non-profit organisation PubAid are counting the funds raised after they set out to host the World's Biggest Quiz in February this year.

Your staff are key to making the most of your sports offer

Sport

Creating a winning team when it comes to showing sport

By BT Sport

Having a team that’s enthusiastic and able to engage with customers about sport will help make your pub a winning venue. Here are some tips for building a strong team and boosting sales.

PMA Sport

Exclusive Q&A with football superstar Gareth Bale

By Mike Berry

Welsh footballer Gareth Bale is one of sport's global superstars having made the move to Spanish giants Real Madrid two years ago. The PMA caught up with the BT Sport ambassador in Madrid recently to chat about his new life and hopes for Wales in...

Kerridge's pie features British beef shin cooked in IPA gravy

Tom Kerridge pie to feature at Greene King festival

By Daniel Woolfson

­Greene King has launched a pie festival at over 130 pubs across its UK estate, with one pie created by Tom Kerridge’s team at the Hand & Flowers available at selected sites.

Legal advice: Hope for pubs in noise debate

Make Some Noise

Legal advice: Hope for pubs in noise debate

By Poppleston Allen

Most people reading this article will at some time have bought a house and would not have done so without having a good look around the area.

More consideration will be given to music venues in planning decisions

Make Some Noise

Boris Johnson gets behind campaign to save music venues

By Emily Sutherland

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind the ‘agent of change’ principle in an attempt to put a stop to the “catastrophic” loss of London’s live-music venues, including scores of pubs. 

The players are fundraising for children's charity Wooden Spoon

Rugby World Cup

Rugby legends get behind the bar

By Emily Sutherland

Rugby legends including Phil Vickery, Lee Mears, Andy Gomarsall and Tim Stimpson have got behind the bar at Young’s pubs to help celebrate the Rugby World Cup.

Actor Mark Hamill: pulled pints in Irish pub in between shooting for new Star Wars film

Luke Skywalker pulls pints in Irish pub

By Daniel Woolfson

Actor Mark Hamill, best known for his role as rebel hero Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, was seen pulling pints in a pub in Country Kerry, Ireland.

Cask Ale Week: Would you be #CrazyNotTo?

Beer

Cask Ale Week: Would you be #CrazyNotTo?

By PMA

Cask Ale Week runs from 24 September to 4 October, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser looks into all of the reasons your pub should get involved.

An appeal into the ACV listing at the Black Cap has been launched

Review into iconic Camden pub's ACV listing

By Emily Sutherland

The owners of Camden’s iconic Black Cap have asked for a review into the council’s decision to list the pub as an asset of community value.

Turnover is up for more than half of pubs, according to the Pub Market Report

Pub Market Report

Pubs more positive about future as events grow in importance

By Mike Berry

Publican’s Morning Advertiser readers are experiencing a more positive trading environment with more than half reporting a rise in turnover during the past year and almost six in 10 licensees planning to invest in their pub in the coming 12 months.

Pub entertainment deregulation comes into force

Licensing law

Pub entertainment deregulation comes into force

By Mike Berry

Red tape has been cut for pubs wanting to host live music and community events following changes that came into force on 6 April under the Licensing Act.

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