Unique selling point: a lot of pubs claim to have a back story

9 things landlords claim about their pubs

By Georgina Townshend

From being the oldest pub in the village, to having a ghost, or having royalty over for tea, every pub has a story – some of which they appear to share with many others.

Hare and Hounds: Managing director Adam Regan talks about his Birmingham pub. Image by Wanye Fox Photography.

My Pub: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

By Georgina Townshend

Around 10 years ago Adam Regan and his partners rescued the Hare & Hounds from disrepair. Since then, acts such as Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding have graced the pub – helping it to win Best Entertainment Pub at last year’s Great British Pub Awards....

Expensive tastes: the Qatari owners of Paris St Germain stumped up £200 million for Brazil’s Neymar

What sports pubs need to know about the transfer window

By Tommy Leighton

Last night, Sky Sports’ Jim White loosened his bright yellow tie, took a long, deep breath and brought another hectic transfer window to a shuddering halt. But what will your customers be talking about in the coming weeks and months? And were your local...

Have the competition licked: dog friendly pubs are quids in

Pubs are a dog owner's best friend

By Fred A'Court

‘Walkies’, it seems, means more than just taking the pooch for a stroll. Almost all dog owners (95%) pay a visit to their local pub and more than a quarter (26%) drop in more than once a week, according to the latest research.

Revenue stream: Families can be a valuable source of income for pubs

More than just child’s play

By Emma Eversham

You don’t have to install a state-of-the-art soft play centre, radically adjust your menu or ignore other customer groups to attract the family market to your pub

Holidays: staycations are more popular

Staycations grow hospitality sales by more than 8%

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits are now more inclined to holiday in the UK, providing the on-trade with a substantial boost, although the uncertain economic climate is preventing them from really splashing the cash.

Sign of the times: Pete Brown asks whether the Great British Beer Festival is still relevant

Opinion Pete Brown:

Great British Beer Festival is 'same old, same old'

By Pete Brown

Did you go to the Trade Day at the Great British Beer Festival this year? Pete Brown shares his experience and it's not as glowing as the organisers might have hoped.

A lot of Love: Owners of the Boot talk about life at their pub

My Pub: The Boot, Sarratt

By Georgina Townshend

Zoe Eliasson’s parents met at the Boot, which dates from 1739, and she worked there as a teenager. Since taking over in 2010, she and her chef partner Nick Idle have invested heavily in the pub, which won a Great British Pub Award for Best Family Pub last...