Events & Occasions

NPW celebrates 25 years: (pictured) Steve Baker NPW chair presenting Sofia Vancke manager at the Red Lion pub in Westminster a commemorative coin

National Pubwatch celebrates 25 years

By Rebecca Weller

National Pubwatch (NPW) has celebrated its 25th anniversary by handing out commemorative coins, featuring the Red Lion pub in Westminster, London, on one side, to thank people within the industry for their support.

Celebrating partnership: BBPA and MPs celebrate pub partnership model (Pictured: MP Mike Wood with BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin / Credit: Gill Shaw)

BBPA celebrates partnership pub model

By Rebecca Weller

Publicans and MPs from across the country gathered in Parliament on Wednesday 20 July to celebrate the partnership pub model.

Fighting fire: Pubs impacted by blazes around the country (Getty/ Gannett77)

UK heatwave: Pubs tackle wildfires

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs were hit by the impact of wildfires yesterday (19 July), with some battling flames and others hosting evacuees as the UK sweltered in unprecedented 40°c heat.

Discovery Forum 2022: why pubs make great venues for corporate meetings (Credit: Getty/Extreme Media)

Corporate meetings 'big opportunity' for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs offer a versatile space to hold corporate meetings but the industry needs to do more to utilise what pubs already offer to capitalise on this market, according to leaders across the industry.

Fierce competition: the pubs will now be visited by judges before winners are decided

Great British Pub Awards

2022 GBPA finalists unveiled

By Nikkie Thatcher

The shortlist for this year’s ‘pub Oscars’, the Great British Pub Awards have now been announced.

Nick and Amanda Hemming take the trophy from the BII's Steve Alton (r) and Sky's Damian Saunders (l)

Heron Inn scoops top award

By Ed Bedington

A Cornish operator was celebrating after taking home the prestigious title of Licensee of the Year (LOYA) yesterday.

Father’s Day weekend: trade was good at UK pubs even though the weather wasn’t perfect (credit: Getty/djiledesign)

Weather dampens weekend but footfall high

By Gary Lloyd

Trade at pubs during the Father’s Day weekend was good despite predictions for blistering sunshine quickly turning into a damp squib, particularly on Saturday, for many across the UK.

To beer or not to beer: multiple operator Fuller’s has put opera and Shakespeare shows on and gained huge traction with customers

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FEATURE: Be wise before the events and occasions

By Michelle Perrett

There is nothing like an event or a big night to pull in the punters. Offering something special in the current climate to get people to come out is becoming more of a challenge than ever before.

Graham Bedford, licensee of the Bell Inn, with the GK Carling Cup and winning team members from Diageo

Pub tournament brings back the Carling Cup

By Ed Bedington

An inter-pub football tournament has helped to raise more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to Greene King Pub Partners and Carling.

Pubs rewarded: The Gun Inn has been named Marston's best pub

The Gun Inn crowned best Marston’s pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Gun Inn, Findon, West Sussex bagged top prize at Marston’s annual Pub of the Year Awards 2022 at the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham.

Jubilee of two halves: pub sales up over Jubilee but street parties dent trade over weekend (Credit: Getty/nicolamargaret)

Jubilee weekend 'not the major boost' trade expected

By Rebecca Weller

The Jubilee bank holiday saw a lift in food and drink sales for Britain’s pubs, bars, and restaurants, however street parties dented trading over the weekend, according to CGA by NielsenIQ’s latest trading data.

Queen's Birthday Honours List 2022: Emma McClarkin and Jill Whittaker awarded OBEs

Hospitality leaders awarded OBEs

By Rebecca Weller

Leading figures within the hospitality sector have been awarded OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced today (Thursday 2 June).

Event announcement: the 2022 Licensee of the Year finalists have been divulged

LOTY 2022 finalists unveiled

By Nikkie Thatcher

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)’s Licensee of the Year Award (LOTY) 2022 shortlist has been announced.

Let's get the party started: Pubs look forward to the Platinum Jubilee weekend

Platinum Jubilee weekend: How are pubs celebrating?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

With licenced premises permitted to open for two hours extra across the Platinum Jubilee weekend, pubs are pulling out all the stops with events ranging from beer festivals to art exhibitions, Rolls Royce rides to BBQs, and afternoon teas to fancy dress...

Cheers Liz: Jubilee weekend could boost the sector by £76m (Getty/ nicolamargaret)

Platinum Jubilee weekend could boost sector by £76m

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Independent pubs, bars and restaurants are expecting a £76m boost over the Platinum Jubilee weekend, with 49% of those open predicting a sales rise, revealed the Barclays SME Barometer.

Previous winner: the Last Post took home the title of Community Hero Award in the 2021 Great British Pub Awards and won the £10,000 prize Coca-Cola Community Pub Fund prize

Great British Pub Awards

£10k up for grabs for GBPA category

By The Morning Advertiser

Entrants to the Community Hero category in this year’s Great British Pub Awards are again in with a chance of winning £10,000 to donate to a good cause, courtesy of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.

Celebrating diversity: Pub Pride will take place this Friday

Sector set to celebrate Pub Pride

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on people to celebrate Pub Pride on 27 May as part of its Summer of Pub campaign to encourage pub-going over the summer months.

Training and talent: Industry professionals recognised at the NITA awards

NITA award winners announced

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Yesterday (28 April 2022), the very best in training, apprenticeships and wellbeing programmes were recognised at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s (BII) National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs).

Company boss: Peter-Borg Neal was awarded Business Leader of the Year at the 2022 Publican Awards

Publican awards 2022

Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Poppleston Allen – Peter Borg-Neal

By The Morning Advertiser

A leading figure for the trade throughout the last few years, Oakman’s Peter Borg-Neal has continued to drive his business forward, with some key acquisitions to increase his portfolio, along with some impressive fundraising initiatives to support the...

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The Hazeldene Hotel

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The Hazeldene Hotel is opposite the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green. With 11 letting rooms, it is in a prime location to offer fantastic...

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