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Important relationship: 80% of licensees operating under a pub partnership praised advice given according to BBPA survey (Credit: Getty/sturti)

Publicans praise advice from pub companies

By Rebecca Weller

More than three quarters of licensees operating a partnered pub have praised the advice they receive form their pub company’s Business Development Managers (BDMs), new research conducted by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed.

How to sell water without bottles

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Drive pub profits and cut waste with Aqua Libra Co

By Aqua Libra

Water is a valuable revenue stream in for pubs and bars, worth over £358m[1] annually in licenced and foodservice. Yet, sales are threatened as consumers look to make more sustainable choices by swapping packaged options for tap water, while the sector...

Top thoughts: being able to diversify will help businesses, according to Seb Heeley-Wiggins

Opinion

'Diversification will carry us through'

By Seb Heeley-Wiggins, the Spirit of Manchester Distillery co-founder

Last year, amid the turmoil of the hospitality sector, we made a choice to plough a significant investment into a roto-vap allowing us to distil under pressure and at lower temperatures.

Eco-friendly and a homely feel: This year's interior design trends revealed (Getty/ archigram)

2022 interior design trends revealed

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Sustainability, homecoming and artistry are just a few of the interior design trends that have proved popular in the hospitality sector throughout 2022 according to commercial outfitter Novograf.

Make it happen: get your site in the inaugural Green Pub Guide

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Don’t miss your chance to feature in the first ever Green Pub Guide

By Heineken UK

Sustainability continues to be front of mind, and with four out of five* UK consumers changing their purchasing preferences based on the environmental impact, it’s vital for pubs to put sustainability at the heart of their operations.

Still short of pre-coronavirus trading: Drinks sales in the week to Saturday 15 January were down 12% (Credit: Getty/AleksandarNakic)

Drinks sales down 12% in the week to 15 January

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants in the week to Saturday 15 January were 12% down when compared to the same week in 2020, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

Martyn Hillier: Micropubs are about bringing communities back together (Getty/ Instants)

Micropubs ‘bring communities back together’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Micropubs strip pubs back to traditional values of “friendship” and “conversation” and “bring communities back together” said the founder of the world’s first micropub Martyn Hillier.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 33

The Lock In Podcast

The opportunities and pitfalls of review websites

By Ed Bedington

The latest episode of the Lock In Podcast sees the team focus on review sites such as TripAdvisor and Google from the Prince of Peckham in east London with the pub’s operator Clement Ogbonnaya as well as Tony Kent from Reputation.com.

Metered access: Users will be asked to give their email address and basic industry-specific demographics after consuming a certain number of articles within 30 days

Morning Advertiser update

The Morning Advertiser website is changing

By Chris Lowe, publisher, The Morning Advertiser

Like many of the biggest media websites that have put journalism at the forefront of their strategy, we are implementing something called metered access – meaning users will be asked to register after consuming a certain number of articles within 30 days.

Staycation boom: operators such as the Devonshire Group (pictured) are optimistic about a summer of domestic tourism

Pubs with rooms anticipate holiday boom

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs with rooms are hoping to benefit from a domestic tourism trend this summer, although some operators say they are worried about a drop in trade.

Pubs matter: a new campaign is calling for operators and customers to share their pub stories on social media

'Pubs matter' is message of new campaign

By Emily Hawkins

Pubgoers have been urged to share why their local is close to their heart on social media in a bid to highlight the plight of the sector.

Publican Awards: The MA is calling for stories of excellence to send the message that hospitality matters.

Publican Awards aims to celebrate sector

By The Morning Advertiser

The coronavirus crisis has battered our sector, yet companies have remained resilient and strong, supporting their teams and customers. The Morning Advertiser (MA) aims to celebrate this with the launch of the Publican Awards.

Live updates: latest on the Government's pub-related coronavirus restrictions

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Prime Minister pledges cash for wet pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Most areas in England will be placed into tier two measures this week while pubs in a number of areas must remain closed under the strictest rules.

On-trade impact: 'the loss of nearly two thirds of daily sales in top-tier areas like Liverpool is catastrophic for local operators,' says CGA boss Phil Tate

Sales in 'high' Covid alert tier pubs halved

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs, bars and restaurants in the ‘high’ alert tier saw a sales drop of between 46% and 54% from Thursday 15 October to Saturday 17 October, new figures have found.

Pubs recognised: here's what pubs had to say about the Great British Pub Awards 2020 on social media

Great British Pub Awards on social media

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs shared their delight at being recognised by The Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub Awards Pub Heroes on social media last night.

Hand in hand: the rise in sales coincides with the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Spending in pubs up 9.3% on last year

By Nikkie Thatcher

Customer spending in pubs and bars saw a rise of 9.3% last month (August) versus 2019 – the first uplift since lockdown started.

Tourist destinations: holidaymakers in the UK are seeking out pubs with rooms after complications with international travel

Pubs benefiting from 'staycation' trend

By Emily Hawkins

With Brits found to be looking for beach and country escapes closer to home this summer, pubs have risen to the opportunity for more domestic holiday trade according to organisations representing the tourism sector.

Government initiative: the scheme is available from Monday to Wednesday until 31 August

Eat Out to Help Out goes live today

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s discount scheme to encourage diners to visit the hospitality trade has launched today (Monday 3 August) meaning pub operators can now offer the deal.

Future: The MA will focus on its growing online audience as well as F2F events

Morning Advertiser update

The MA's digital future

By Chris Lowe, Morning Advertiser Publisher

All of us have had to adapt our personal and business lives in ways we have never experienced before – and in its 226 years, The MA has lived through two world wars, several financial collapses and various revolutions.

Property of the week

The Hazeldene Hotel

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The Hazeldene Hotel is opposite the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green. With 11 letting rooms, it is in a prime location to offer fantastic...

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