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Dropping down: the number of people visiting pubs has decreased compared to the year ending July 2018

Pub visits on the slide

By Nikkie Thatcher

Visits to pubs in the week and at the weekends are down 0.6% and 2.4% respectively, according to new research.

Mane choice: there are more pubs named the Red Lion in the UK than any other moniker

Red Lion most popular pub name

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Red Lion is the UK’s most popular name for a pub, followed by the Royal Oak and the Crown Inn, according to new research.

Slight slip: managed pub groups saw sales decrease slightly last month (July) versus the same period in 2018

Sales at pubs drop in July

By Nikkie Thatcher

Managed pub groups saw like-for-like sales slip by 0.2% in July, against the same period last year, new research has revealed.

Flight of fancy: The Pheasant has enjoyed a superb reinvigoration since being closed for nine years

In association with Long Live the Local

My Pub: the Pheasant at Neenton, Shropshire

By Gary Lloyd

When the only pub in Neenton closed back in 2006, there was very little left in the village but after a community benefit society took over, the pub has become a destination venue and something for locals to love too. Leading from the front at the Pheasant...

Fight the good fight: The on-trade has long suffered from government taxes that seem to avoid hitting supermarkets - but a campaign group bids to help

How pubs can fight back against taxation

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs are still facing strong headwinds of financial pressures from all angles but campaign group Long Live the Local are fighting the battle to put the on-trade back on a level playing field.

Perfect base: pubs have been heralded as an ideal place from which holidaymakers can explore Britain

Pub sales to take off amid staycation boom

By Stuart Stone

The increasing number of British holidaymakers staying at home rather than jet-setting overseas can boost pub accommodation sales this summer.

Tell me why: TripAdvisor users have given a plethora of reasons they visit the review site

TripAdvisor still important to consumers

By Nikkie Thatcher

Like it or loathe it, almost three quarters (70%) of consumers say they use TripAdvisor because of its descriptive and helpful reviews, a new global study has found.

Destination pub: The Swan is set in a beautiful part of the country and has won plenty of tourism awards

My Pub: the Swan, Bampton, Devon

By Gary Lloyd

Located on the boundary of Exmoor National Park, the Swan has been gliding very smoothly under the stewardship of licensee Paul Berry and his wife Donna

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