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Soho treasure: Ken Wright talks about the independent Phoenix Artist Club and its award success

My Pub: the Phoenix Artist Club, Soho, central London

By Robert Mann

Considered one of Soho’s hidden gems, the Phoenix Artist Club is one of London’s last remaining independently owned and operated venues – as well as being an award-winning treasure.

Quintessentially Christmassy: the Long Arm Pub & Brewery has brewed the Mince Pie-PA

London pub brews mince pie beer

By Emily Hawkins

A pub will serve a mince pie-flavoured beer to "bring Londoners a glass of festive nostalgia" during the Christmas period.

Warm welcome: the Famous Three Kings is host to fans of all sports and does not favour any particular team

My Pub: the Famous Three Kings, Fulham, west London

By Stuart Stone

It’s rare to come across a manager who’s won three titles on the spin on these shores. Paul Eastwood, however, has led the team at the Famous Three Kings to a three-in-a-row top slot in the Great British Pub Awards’ Sport category. Here he explains how...

More than a logo: the Bass red triangle is not just a mark of ownership but a pledge of quality as well.

Opinion

In the brand scheme of things

By Pete Brown

As JDW distances itself from being a ‘brand’, Pete Brown looks at why its identity is, in fact, its key strength

Rear window: what should the back bar look like?

What should the back bar look like?

By Emma Eversham

The back bar is a pub or bar’s shop window, where a well-thought-out display can really add to the bottom line. So what does a licensee need to think about when deciding what to put there?

Strong as an ox: Michael Ibbotson shares his thoughts on running his pub the Durham Ox.

My Pub: the Durham Ox, York

By Claire Churchard

Michael Ibbotson has been a busy man over the years and despite moving back to a position of owning just one site, there is still plenty for him to do at the Durham Ox.

Branding: JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’ after it was crowned a UK winner at the 2018 World Branding Awards (image: Stephen J Mason, Wikimedia)

JD Wetherspoon says it is 'not a brand'

By Emily Hawkins

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’, following its success at the 2018 World Branding Awards.

Beer aficionados and the winner of this year’s Best Beer Pub, North Bar began its life two decades ago. General manager Cal Lister explains why the pub was so deserving of the award.

My Pub: North Bar, Leeds

By Nikkie Sutton

Beer aficionados and the winner of this year’s Best Beer Pub, North Bar began its life two decades ago. North general manager Cal Lister explains why the pub was so deserving of the award.

Transparent: It will pay operators everywhere to overhaul their glassware, Jo Bruce reports

How reconsidering glassware will benefit your pub

By Jo Bruce

With the pull of a quality glass receptacle for drinkers clear for all to see from the wealth of pictures now posted on social media, it will pay operators everywhere to overhaul their glassware

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