Events & Occasions

Yule-time glow: the hospitality sector saw a rise in sales throughout the festive period

Pubs have best of seasonal sales

By Nikkie Sutton

Managed pubs were the ‘star performer’ as they saw a 5.1% boost in like-for-like sales during the festive period, research has revealed.

Tourism boom: tourism has been labelled as a 'major factor' in keeping pubs afloat

Can tourism keep UK pubs afloat?

By Robert Mann

Pubs across the UK will continue to do well if they broaden their appeal to customers and tap into tourism, is the message from the British Beer & Pub Association.

Year in review: Phil Mellows looks back at what happened in 2018

What happened in the pub industry in 2018?

By Phil Mellows

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… 2018 was the year the pub trade battened down the hatches for the Beast from the East, faced soaring business rates and worried about Brexit, but went on to revel in a long hot summer reminiscent of...

Eventful year: what key dates do pubs need to be aware of in 2019?

What’s 2019 got in store for pubs?

By Emma Eversham

Let’s look ahead to the big dates for pubs in 2019. Whether it’s Brexit, the MA’s 225th anniversary, the 30th anniversary of the Beer Orders, the 1,000th Grand Prix or the Rugby World Cup, we round up the most important events you need to know about for...

2018 round-up: from bolstering the country's football excitement to raising thousands for charity, there were plenty of heartwarming moments

The publicans who gave back in 2018

By Emily Hawkins

Amid statistics of increased closures and Brexit fears, publicans continued to work closely with their communities and enjoy success this year. The Morning Advertiser looks back at seven uplifting moments from 2018.

Christmas planning: have you got your festive set up in place? If not, here’s some help

12 tips of Christmas

By MA Editorial

It’s almost upon us. The busy trading period of Christmas is fast approaching and we’re set to see a glut of punters leave their homes and offices to celebrate in pubs and bars across the UK. So take heed of this advice so you don’t get caught out.