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Quality on show: SIBA's Neil Walker talking at his masterclass at the GBPA

GBPA 2023

SIBA showcases great independent craft beers at GBPA

By Gary Lloyd

The Morning Advertiser and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) came together to give licensees and pub industry professionals the chance to taste some of the UK’s best independent craft beers at the Great British Pub Awards 2023 (GBPA).

Prestigious event: the awards have been running for more than two decades


2023 Great British Pub Awards taking place today

By Nikkie Thatcher

The countdown to this year’s Great British Pub Awards, known as the Oscars of the pub trade, is over with the event taking place today (Tuesday 19 September).

Fun times: people still love to visit pubs say Karl Chessell and Dani Rowlands of CGA by NiQ


CGA: Love for pub remains for customers

By Gary Lloyd

Customers’ love for pubs has not dampened despite the challenges to the sector remaining “pretty prevalent”, according to experts at insights specialist CGA by NiQ.

How to sign up for chef mentoring sessions at The Restaurant Show

Sign up: mentoring sessions with leading UK chefs

By The Morning Advertiser

Tommy Banks, Sally Abe, Cyrus Todiwala, Greg Marchand, Gareth Ward and Philli Armitage-Mattin will all run exclusive mentoring sessions at The Restaurant Show, which is held at London Olympia from 2 to 4 October 2023.

Industry event: Registration to the show is now open and free

Stellar line-up confirmed for The Restaurant Show

By The Morning Advertiser

Tommy Banks, Sally Abe, Cyrus Todiwala, Michael O’Hare, Gareth Ward and Philli Armitage-Mattin are all confirmed speakers for The Restaurant Show, which is held at London Olympia, from 2 to 4 October 2023.

Interview with Great British Beer Festival champion Elland Brewery

GBBF 2023

VIDEO: Interview with GBBF champion Elland Brewery

By Gary Lloyd

West Yorkshire-based Elland Brewery is a three-person operation – yet this tiny business took the coveted title of Champion Beer of Britain at this week’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF). Here, the trio tells The Morning Advertiser about the victory...

Accolade history: we've listed the winners of the overall Great British Pub of the Year award over the past 10 years


GBPA overall winners during past 10 years

By Nikkie Thatcher

We’ve taken a trip down memory lane to recap on the pubs that have been named the Great British Pub of the Year over the past decade, ahead of the 2023 ceremony.

Great nights: the Top 50 Boutique Hotels lists the best places to stay across England, Wales and Scotland

Top 50 Boutique Hotels list in third year

By Charli Tomney

Now in its third consecutive year, Top 50 Boutique Hotels is again looking for voters to join the illustrious academy that helps choose the lists each year.

Pub in the Park 2023: inside the event's Brighton weekend

Inside Pub in the Park Brighton

By Rebecca Weller

Events like Pub in the Park can help “get people back into pubs” but preparation and investment are key to succeed, according to operators from this year’s East Sussex event.

Sector celebration: the 2023 Great British Pub Awards will be taking place in September


GBPA 2023: finalists unveiled

By Nikkie Thatcher

The shortlist for the 2023 Great British Pub Awards has been announced with pubs from across the nation making the final stage.

Cream of the crop: Licensee of the Year award winners Joe Buckley and Flo Pearce (centre) with Damian Saunders of Sky (left) and the BII's Steve Alton (right)

2023 LOYA winners crowned

By Nikkie Thatcher

Joe Buckley and Flo Pearce from the Tollemache Arms in Harrington, Northampton have been named the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)’s 2023 Licensee of the Year.

Trading figures: sales in pubs were up by 8.8% against May 2022 but high inflation means this was below the same month last year in real terms (image: Getty/recep-bg)

May’s like-for-like sales up 8.8%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Warm weather and a trio of bank holidays resulted in like-for-like sales in pubs having increased by 8.8% year on year.

Cheers to that: Take dad to the pub this Father's Day (Credit: Getty/ lisegagne)

How are pubs celebrating father's day?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Father's Day is just around the corner (Sunday 18 June). We took a look at how pubs across the country are celebrating the special occasion.

Leading light: Sarah Willingham of Nightcap will describe her journey to build the business so quickly

Nightcap leader to star at MCA Pub Conference

By Finn Scott-Delany

Nightcap co-founder and CEO Sarah Willingham will appear at MCA’s Pub Conference next week, fresh from snapping up Dirty Martini in a pre-pack deal.

Strong speakers: the line-up for the Pub Conference is jam-packed

Speakers for Pub Conference revealed

By The Morning Advertiser

Pub legends Tim Martin, Ian Payne and Bob Ivell will share the stage at the Pub Conference later this month (Tuesday 20 June).

Cash help: the Last Post in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees has previously received the funds, which have helped the pub reach even further into its community


CCEP pledges thousands to Community Hero pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will be giving £15,000 to this year’s Community Hero finalists at the 2023 Great British Pub Awards, for the pubs to donate to good causes.

A little time: licensees have an additional seven days to enter this year's Great British Pub Awards


More time to enter Great British Pub Awards

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators have been given more time to enter the 2023 Great British Pub Awards as the deadline has been extended by a week to Sunday 28 May.

Banning alcohol at work events

Perspective needed on work parties

By Ed Bedington

If things can’t get much worse for the pub sector, the fun-police are now out trying to ban drinking at work parties.

Historic month: May could see £1bn boost for the sector (Credit: Getty/Delpixart)

May could be 'historic' month for sector

By Rebecca Weller

May has the potential to be a “historic” month with “huge uplifts” for the sector with hospitality at the heart of a variety of events, UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls has said.

Regal offerings: new drinks products specifically launched to celebrate the crowing of King Charles III (credit: Getty/CHUNYIP WONG)

New products for King's coronation

Raise a royal glass – new products for the coronation

By Gary Lloyd

To celebrate the King’s coronation, which takes place on Saturday 6 May, plenty of drinks producers are launching products to tie in with the festivities – here are some that could help you boost trade.

Champions of cask and keg: the winners at MaltingsFest – Eight Arch and Yonder Brewing

Eight Arch and Yonder win best cask and keg SIBA titles

By Gary Lloyd

Eight Arch Brewing Co and Yonder Brewing have taken home the two Overall Champion awards in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) South-West Independent Beer Awards, which took place last night (Thursday 20 April) at the MaltingsFest beer festival...

Cheers: plenty of beers, ciders and spirits will be available at MaltingsFest

SIBA launches renewal of MaltingsFest

By Gary Lloyd

The south-west of England will be home to a giant beer festival featuring 300 cask ales, craft beers, lagers and ciders from Thursday 20 April until Saturday 22 April.

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