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Helping hand: Pubs and brewers provide support for Ukraine (Getty/ Douglas Rissing)

Pubs and brewers rally in support for Ukraine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Businesses in the brewing and pub industry are responding to the ongoing war in Ukraine with donations, fundraising appeals and offers of employment and accommodation.

Giving back: GBPA Best Community Pub finalists donate the money to local causes

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GBPA Best Community finalists spend donation

By The Morning Advertiser

Following being named finalists at last year’s Great British Pub Awards in the Best Community Pub category, we’ve revealed how a number of the pubs spent funding provided to them to support local causes.

How is the Pedalling for Pubs challenge going?


Pedalling For Pubs Live(ish): Day four

By Chris Lowe

A team of intrepid riders from across the pub sector are going from Dead to Red, cycling over 335kms across Jordan in aid of two great causes, Only a Pavement Away and the Licensed Trade Charity. We'll be charting their progress here, day by day...

International Women's Day 2022: #BreaktheBias

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Breaking the bias in the drinks industry for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022 on Tuesday 8 March, the Morning Advertiser spoke to some of the leading women in the drinks industry to discover how the sector can #BreaktheBias.

International Women's Day: we asked many women across the sector their thoughts on equality in the trade

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Women leading the on-trade

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser has collated advice and life stories from some of the key voices in the sector, in celebration of this year's International Women's Day.

Inspirational: the women leading operations in the pub sector

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

The talented women operating hospitality sites

By The Morning Advertiser

Female talent is flourishing when it comes to operators of hospitality businesses. Here are some of the best in the sector with their thoughts on the importance of women’s contributions and how they would like to see further progression to celebrate International...

Comment piece: Jackie Moody-McNamara tackles the question of how can the industry enable women to reach senior levels

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

What does the sector need to do to enable women to reach senior level?

By Jackie Moody-McNamara

When asked by The Morning Advertiser to write an opinion piece about “what does the sector need to do to enable women to reach senior level?” for International Women’s Day my initial response was deflation, are we still chasing the answer to this old...

BBPA launches showcase to celebrate International Women's Day: showcase will illustrate the vast roles women play throughout the entire pub and brewing industry (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

BBPA launches showcase to celebrate International Women's Day

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has announced the launch of its showcase of the women working across the sector to celebrate International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8 March), with the aim of recruiting more women to the sector.

Showing support: UKH is helping the Government provide aid for those in Ukraine (Getty/ Paper Boat London)

UKHospitality offers Ukraine crisis support

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

UKHospitality (UKH) is working alongside the Government to offer aid and support to those affected by the crisis in Ukraine, as conflict reaches its 12th day.

Helping out: UK operators support Ukrainian people through collecting donations, and fundraiser events

UK pubs offer help to war-torn Ukraine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs and bars across the country have acted in support of Ukraine as the country continues to resist a military invasion from Russia.

NTIA summit to take place from 7 to 8 April 2022: celebrating the resilience, community spirit and adaptability of the sector (Credit: Getty/X2Photo)

NTIA summit celebrating sector to take place in April

By Rebecca Weller

The first edition of the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) Night-Time Economy (NTE) Summit has been confirmed to take place from 7 to 8 April 2022 in conjunction with Bristol Nights and Savenightlife.

Pedalling for Pubs has almost reached its fundraising milestone of £150,000: Participants will cycle across Jordan in challenging conditions for charity this March

Pedalling for Pubs raises almost £150,000

By Rebecca Weller

Charity cycle event Pedalling for Pubs has almost reached its fundraising milestone of £150,000, having reached £146,000 as of Tuesday 18 January.

Christmas Part Two: Licensee Pete Marshall wants to give customers the December they wanted but couldn't have (Credit: Getty/ Martinns)

Kent pub offers customers a second chance at Christmas

By Rebecca Weller

Following announcements from Prime Minister Boris Johnson in December, including the advice to limit socialising over Christmas, the Kings Arms in Bexleyheath saw 400 cancellations in just six days, but licensee Pete Marshall is giving customers a second...

Which companies are finalists in the Publican Awards?

Publican Awards

Finalists in The Publican Awards 2022 revealed

By Ed Bedington

The race is under way to find out the best companies in the trade as The Publican Awards gears up for the next stages of judging and announces those in the running.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 34

The Lock In Podcast

Christmas woes and financial thoughts...

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team sign off the year with a focus on how operators can maximise the most of the current situation and plan for the worst in the New Year. From some great advice on how to offset or extend bounceback loans to best practice on handling reservations...

Rising up: consumer spending in pubs rose in November, compared to the previous month (image: Getty/Kathrin Ziegler)

Spending in pubs up by a third

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer spending in bars, pubs and clubs was up by 34.2% in November against October, according to recent data.

Is Christmas a bust for the pub sector?

Is Christmas slipping away?

By Ed Bedington

The drip drip drip of paranoia and panic are starting to do damage and desperate operators are beginning to fear Christmas slipping through their fingers.

Increase your options: a multitude of non-alcoholic serves awaits

Turn January into a great month at your pub

By Gary Lloyd

The traditional image of empty pubs in January isn’t something an operator has to endure while customers ‘punish’ themselves for over indulgence in the previous month. The month of January has become an opportunity in waiting for a canny licensee to profit.

Christmas Plus One: bringing people together

Campaign to combat loneliness to launch

By Rebecca Weller

A new campaign that encourages customers to bring someone at risk of being lonely to the pub with them to combat loneliness in their area, and benefit pubs, has been launched.

Take advantage: Christmas makes up a large percentage of many sites' bottom line

How to make this Christmas a belter

By Gary Lloyd

The festive period is often the time when pub operators make most of their annual sales and this year, more than ever, needs to be a good one after the disasters suffered not just last Christmas (stop singing that Wham! song) but throughout the past 20...

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Top 50 Boutique Hotels

Top 50 Boutique Hotels list launches for luxury sector

By Ed Bedington

Building on the success of the Top 50 Gastropubs and Cocktail Bars brands, The Morning Advertiser is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new list, focusing on the luxury hotel sector.

GBPA winner: Making the most of your location and creating a welcoming atmosphere are key to the Best Pub of the Year's success

Best pub in the country owner shares secrets to success

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The co-owner of the Best Pub of the Year, the Brisley Bell, gave top tips for running an award-winning pub, including creating a “warm” atmosphere and making the most of the surrounding setting.

Community hero: The Last Post Remembrance Bar and Museum is not just a pub, but a community hub.

‘A pub is not just a pub, it’s a community centre’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The North Yorkshire-based Last Post Remembrance Bar and Museum, proves itself the community’s “heartbeat” through food donations, mental health advice, Covid-concerts and tributes to war veterans.

Fun with the family: the Onslow Arms pub garden

Britain’s most family friendly pub overjoyed with their amazing win

By Rebecca Weller

Great British Pub Awards 2021 winner for Best Family Pub, the Onslow Arms in Loxwood, West Sussex, showcased the important family values needed to embrace customers of all ages with beautiful canal side gardens, play areas and livestock within its premises....

Night of a thousand Nigel's: Nigel Smith celebrating with Nigel's and not Nigel's alike

Will the real Nigel please stand up?

By Rebecca Weller

Licensee of the Fleece Inn, Worcester, Nigel Smith is on a mission to stop the name Nigel becoming extinct by hosting as many Nigel’s as possible for ‘Nigel Night’ at his pub on 24 September 2022.

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