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Distressing drop: only one in three publicans is now a woman (Image: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock.co.uk)

Number of women publicans at five-year low

By Georgina Townshend

The number of women licence holders has fallen by almost 44% in the past five years, according to new analysis by specialist hospitality recruiter The Change Group.

Pub tracker findings: quarterly figures also revealed growth for independent pubs and family visits

Promotions lose allure in driving visits to the pub

By Stuart Stone

According to latest figures published by the NPD Pub Tracker, which publishes quarterly insights into sales and visit patterns at British pubs, footfall in the year ending September 2017 was less driven by promotions.

My Pub: The Bickley, Chislehurst

My Pub: The Bickley, Chislehurst

By Georgina Townshend

When Bickley Pub & Restaurant general manager Garry Wood noticed Wednesday steak night was proving a real success, he opted to go more premium by focusing on steaks at the Redcomb Pubs site yet still maintaining a community feel.

More choosy: Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups like-for-like sales are up 0.3% against last October

October sales see pubs and bars fare better than restaurants

By Georgina Townshend

Industry insiders have warned the festive trading season could be "the difference between survival or failure" across Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups with like-for-like sales up just 0.3% against last October, the latest figures...

Doctor's orders: Pubs can learn about their customers through sociology

How sociology can help pubs understand their customers

By Phil Mellows

Doctor Tom Thurnell-Read is not a medical man, but he can help you with the health of your pub. Meet the sociologist whose research can teach publicans about their customers and their drinking culture.

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